Are nonprofit groups doing enough to engage and sustain young workers who are ready to assume leadership roles?
Members of the Washington chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, many of whom are in their 20s and 30s, say opportunities are expanding, but they also have concerns about their futures in the nonprofit world. Low pay, long hours, and a lack of upward mobility were among the issues viewed as setbacks.
Some participants discussed the hierarchy that exists within nonprofit groups, noting that many organizations value their ideas but are not incorporating young people into leadership roles.
Others say charities need to go beyond simply recruiting young talent and make an effort to find out the career aspirations of young professionals.
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