The Young and the Restless

“If any organization thinks it can get off on the cheap by hiring young, it had better think again. A much higher percentage of young people consider for-profit/nonprofit salary parity as a motivating factor in choosing nonprofit employment than do older workers.”

What do those who are new to the nonprofit sector think of their careers, their jobs, and their prospects? Changing Our World Inc. in New York City and Future Leaders in Philanthropy (FLiP), a special project of Changing Our World, set out to answer this question through a survey of young professionals, or those “young to the profession.” The survey, The Young and the Relentless: Expectations of the Next Generation of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leaders, was developed in the summer of 2010 and hosted on a Web-based survey tool. The results of the survey reveal a glimpse of what we can expect. Here is the survey and its results, originally published in the July/August 2011 issue of Advancing Philanthropy.