Resources for Nonprofits
on Burnout Prevention

Many nonprofits are in trouble, as employees quit or even leave the nonprofit sector.


In 2023, more than three-quarters of nonprofits reported vacancies. Two-thirds had more than 10% of their positions unfilled; and 15% had over 30% unfilled. Why? Top reasons included low pay and burnout. (Council of Foundations)


30% of nonprofit employees surveyed in 2022 reported being burned out. (Opportunity Knocks)

There are many steps nonprofits can take to improve staff satisfaction, even without additional revenue. 

The Sustainable Jobs Toolkit identifies problematic practices and recommends ways to make jobs sustainable by changes in several areas:

Nonprofit manager and board members leave Staffing the Mission's workshops with concrete action steps for improving employees' experience.

Workshop Participants Say...

There are real, practical solutions available to improve employee relations.

Interactive! Accessible and engaging! I have already recommended it to friends.

For an individual organization, this would be a fantastic way to open up a full day of examining how the organization deals with some of these key issues.

There are real, practical solutions available to improve employee relations.