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Nonprofit workforce shortage

Karry Fowler, right, hands a pair of shoes to a homeless person at ShowUp Sac in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. ShowUp Sac is a nonprofit that provides food, clothing and showers to people experiencing homelessness. Sacramento County had more than 9,200 people experiencing homelessness during this year's annual count, conducted in February.
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Karry Fowler, right, hands a pair of shoes to a homeless person at ShowUp Sac in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. ShowUp Sac is a nonprofit that provides food, clothing and showers to people experiencing homelessness. Sacramento County had more than 9,200 people experiencing homelessness during this year's annual count, conducted in February.

This episode originally aired on October 11, 2022.

Charitable nonprofits around the country are reporting significant difficulties retaining staff and filling vacancies.

What was initially considered a challenge has now become a workforce crisis. This impacts the organizations and the communities they serve.

We’ll delve into the issue of the nonprofit workforce shortage and what must be done to keep employees motivated and meet these challenges.

Guests:

  • David L. Thompson, Vice President of Public Policy for the National Council of Nonprofits
  • A.R. “Elango” Elangovan, Associate Vice-President, Global Engagement at the University of Victoria, British Columbia
  • Hala Altamimi, Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, University of Kansas

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