December 7, 2023

As discussed in the previous episode, our sector has inherited myths that keep funders from investing in the nonprofit workforce. One of these, which we refer to as the Soft Stuff Myth, maintains the idea that it is impossible to prove that investing in nonprofit workers can improve programs and their impact. In this episode...

  • You'll hear a compelling argument based on new data about the state of the nonprofit workforce.
  • We share data about the link between people and impact from the for-profit sphere.
  • Then we turn to evidence produced by prominent funders who have invested in the nonprofit workforce and evaluated their interventions. We wrap-up with some observations and suggestions.

This episode is part of our Rusty's Rants and Reflections series. The series offers Rusty's provocative reflections and ideas about investing in the nonprofit workforce.


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