- Posted by Mazarine
- On February 4, 2015
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- claire axelrad, linda lysakowski, mazarine treyz, tom ahern, vanessa chase
Did you read Underdeveloped, the research report that rocked the nonprofit world to its core?
Did you read the Forward salary survey of Jewish organizations and their CEOs?
If so, then you already know that we are making less than ever before. And it’s not getting better.
If you didn’t read it, then here’s what it says.
1) The number of women in leadership roles is no better now in major national Jewish federations, service and advocacy groups and religious and educational institutions than it was five years ago, when the Forward compiled its first list of executive salaries in communal institutions. There were 11 in 2009; there are 11 today.
2) On average, men run large organizations and women run small ones.
3) That’s true among all American charities. But the disparities are greater in the Jewish ones.
4) A comprehensive study published in September by GuideStar found that only 17% of not-for-profits with budgets larger than $50 million had a female CEO. In the Forward survey, only one woman — Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service — has a budget that size. That’s 1.4% of our total (rounding up).
So guess what? We’ve got to saddle up and make these changes!
Which is why I’m putting on a nonprofit career virtual conference from April 13th to April 15th.
The state of the industry is a mess! With the Haas Jr. Fund Underdeveloped report, plus Penelope Burk’s excellent “Donor Centered Leadership” book, the Forward salary survey of Jewish organizations and their CEOs, and the continuing articles about the sector’s issues with recruiting and retaining fundraisers, we have a lot of work to do.
We want to help fundraisers stay longer at nonprofits, and help them succeed. We want to help nonprofits be less ineffective by reducing turnover in their fundraising staff.
And many others (To Be Announced)
How long do I have to register?
Registration ends – April 5th @ midnight Pacific.
Why am I charging for this conference?
Because often people will sign up for webinars, and then not show up. I believe that this information is so vital for your empowerment that I want to make sure you have the chance to ask questions in our live conference sessions.
Because I want to honor the commitment of my speakers, and make sure that I can promise them a room full of interested, engaged people. That means people need to commit to being there.
Because I want to keep the conference small. I know, it seems counter-intuitive but I really want to make sure everyone has a chance to ask questions. If we make it free, it could get overwhelming for all of us. I want to give everyone who attends the best experience possible.
That said, I usually charge between $67 and $97 per 90 minute webinar.
This conference is three days of presentations, for just $18 until January 30th!