My Pet Issue #5: Equal Pay for Equal Work in the Nonprofit Sector
I feel like if organizations won't pay their employees a competitive salary, then they are obligated to recognize the deficit between the for-profit and non-profit industry salaries as actual in-kind financial donations that employees can then write off their taxes.
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As nonprofit groups increasingly compete with business and government employers to attract young workers, many people in their 20s and 30s are pressing charities to improve salaries, offer greater opportunities for career development, and do more to promote the diversity of their work forces.
In follow-up conversation to a survey of 1,650 released by the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network last year, which found burnout and low salaries threatening to drive young charity workers away, members of the group held a conference here to discuss how they can bring about changes that will reshape nonprofit organizations in ways that make them more inclusive and give greater opportunities to emerging leaders.