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Charitable Burnout


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The nonprofit sector is made up of 74 percent women, but men tend to fill organizations' highest ranks. Cristen and Caroline donate an episode to nonprofit's not-so-generous gender dynamics and burnout-prone working conditions.

Episode Sources

"Women's use of the nonprofit sector as an alternative power source" https://www.learningtogive.org/resources/womens-use-nonprofit-sector-alternative-power-source

"Stereotypes of nonprofit organizations: The real difference between .com and .org" http://socialpsychonline.com/2015/10/nonprofit-organizations-stereotypes/

"Like the vacuuming, nonprofit work is women's work" https://ssir.org/articles/entry/like_the_vacuuming_nonprofit_work_is_womens_work

"Why female CEOs thrive in nonprofits" http://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2015/04/24/why-female-ceos-thrive-in-nonprofits/

"Women in power--or, not so much: Gender in the nonprofit sector" https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2015/01/21/women-in-power-or-not-so-much-gender-in-the-nonprofit-sector/

"Lack of women in top roles hinders nonprofits, female nonprofit workers say" https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Lack-of-Women-in-Top-Roles/153197

"Nonprofit sector, heal thyself: Gender and racial inequities persistent and pervasive" https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2015/09/17/nonprofit-sector-heal-thyself-gender-and-racial-inequities-persistent-and-pervasive/

"The nonprofit sector has a Ferguson problem" https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2014/12/05/the-nonprofit-sector-has-a-ferguson-problem/

"The plight of the overworked nonprofit employee" http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/08/the-plight-of-the-overworked-nonprofit-employee/497081/

"10 tricks to avoid nonprofit burnout" http://thirdsectortoday.com/2015/02/10/10-tricks-avoid-nonprofit-burnout/

"10 incredible nonprofits and the women behind them" https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/252925

"Bernice Pauahi Bishop" http://www.philanthropyroundtable.org/almanac/hall_of_fame/bernice_pauahi_bishop

"St. Katharine Drexel" http://www.philanthropyroundtable.org/almanac/hall_of_fame/st._katharine_drexel

"Mary Elizabeth Drexel" http://www.philanthropyroundtable.org/almanac/hall_of_fame/mary_elizabeth_garrett

"Madam CJ Walker" http://www.philanthropyroundtable.org/almanac/hall_of_fame/madam_c._j._walker

Academic Insights

"Historical perspectives on nonprofit organizations in the United States." Peter Dobkin Hall. In Robert Herman (ed.), The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Management and Leadership -- Second Edition (Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2004). https://www.hks.harvard.edu/fs/phall/Herman-CH1.pdf

"The voice of nonprofit talent: Perceptions of diversity in the workplace." Robert Schwartz et al. 2011. http://commongoodcareers.org/diversityreport.pdf?_ga=1.16703344.775035369.1477684704