Use this to learn about coming changes in the nonprofit workforce that may prompt a need for volunteers.
This report consists of two parts: a research brief, exploring both the challenges and opportunities in managing an aging workforce in nonprofit organizations, and a literature review, examining major research conducted over the past five years on key trends and issues concerning the mature workforce in nonprofits.
It focuses on the impact baby boomer retirements will have on the stability, growth and potential of the nonprofit sector in the coming years. Many nonprofits in industries such as healthcare are already feeling the impact of talent shortages.
The good news is that nonprofit organizations can turn these challenges into opportunities and tap into other sectors’ talent pools—and their own—to recruit experienced leaders, staff and volunteers. A majority of mid-career and older employees plan to work beyond traditional retirement age, but not always with their same employer. Nonprofits that understand the needs and value of mature employees will be more successful in tapping into this talent source.