Here’s Part 2 in our leadership lessons series inspired by the recent Bridge to Integrated Marketing and Fundraising Conference. To see Part 1, click here.
As we mentioned last time, the amazing keynote speakers at Bridge this year shed some light on a number of issues that are driving nonprofits to (or keeping them from) success.
On the second day of the conference, Dr. Janet Lapp of the Center for Leadership Development had a frank talk with us about how we’ve been feeling lately.
When You (or your staff) Feel Burnt Out, Don’t Give Up, Get Moving!
Nonprofit staffer burnout was a recurring theme at the conference, and for good reason. A recent survey found that many nonprofits can’t fill and retain positions with experienced, qualified staffers due to budget constraints, inflexible working environments, and out-of-control workloads.
This leaves nonprofit professionals wondering if they are underpaid, undertrained, overworked, and have the limited advancement opportunities they’ve been worrying about. What’s a person to do? Flee to the warm, fuzzy world of investment banking?
Dr. Lapp had some better ideas for living each day with energy and optimism.