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"

"Stereotypes of nonprofit organizations: The real difference between .com and .org"

"Like the vacuuming, nonprofit work is women's work"

"Why female CEOs thrive in nonprofits"

"Women in power--or, not so much: Gender in the nonprofit sector"

"Lack of women in top roles hinders nonprofits, female nonprofit workers say"

"Nonprofit sector, heal thyself: Gender and racial inequities persistent and pervasive"

"The nonprofit sector has a Ferguson problem"

"The plight of the overworked nonprofit employee"

"10 tricks to avoid nonprofit burnout"

"10 incredible nonprofits and the women behind them"

"Bernice Pauahi Bishop"

"St. Katharine Drexel"

"Mary Elizabeth Drexel"

"Madam CJ 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).

"The voice of nonprofit talent: Perceptions of diversity in the workplace." Robert Schwartz et al. 2011.