DIY Nonprofit Professional Development

Did you have a chance to catch the Stanford Social Innovation Review piece "The Cliff of Unintended Consequences" earlier this year? The authors discuss what we already know to be a sad truth about our sector - the dismal lack of financial resources available for talent development. Additionally, we are up against the mindset that nonprofit workers are so passionate for the cause that they don't require any attention to their professional development. The business sector gets it, though, equating talent with strong performance. The authors estimate that the nonprofit sector has lost a stunning $36 billion by not having appropriate succession and talent development plans. Wow. (more…)