The NAPC Initiative on
Recruitment and Retention of
for the Nonprofit Sector
In the coming
years there will be 77 million people reaching the traditional
76% of them intend to keep working
57% of nonprofit EDs are age 50+
75% of current EDs plan to leave their
position by 2011
Nonprofits will need to recruit 640,000 new
retirees from the for profit and governmental sectors want jobs
in the nonprofit sector.
nonprofit organizations plan for the expected exodus of current
leaders, and train and attract new leaders?
volume of baby boomers approaching retirement age creates the
potential for a huge social change. We are on the cutting edge
of this massive movement, and can help shape the future of the
who want to switch into the nonprofit sector bring a wealth of
skills and knowledge. They are seeking work with meaning,
and want to make a social contribution.
create some Pathways, Bridges and Onramps to facilitate the
transition for sector-switchers.
must create new methods for attracting and retaining mature
workers, as well as young professionals entering the sector.
ROLES FOR NAPC
will choose to approach and deal with this movement in ways that
are appropriate for its residents and nonprofit sector.
councils/organizations can play key roles in their communities
around this issue. They may:
Convene interested community entities to
become educated on the topic
Centers for Nonprofit Management
Organizations that work with seniors
Make national research and findings available
to community partners
Conduct original research on the situation in
Help create training and curricula for
sector-switchers to use
Create Onramp, Bridging and Pathways
opportunities for sector switchers
Develop best practices
Connect with and create dialogues with
educational bodies training nonprofit workers
COORDINATION OF NAPC
MEMBERS WITH NAPC
participating NAPC community will send a written report
quarterly, summarizing the activities taking place in your
community. Individual community reports will be
incorporated into a consolidated NAPC Quarterly Initiative
First Consolidated Report
, February 2009 ...
participants' work under way
PROMOTION OF INITIATIVE
Consolidated Quarterly Reports will be posted
on this page of the NAPC web site.
The consolidated Quarterly NAPC initiative
report will be shared with the members of the Conference
Board Working Group, Civic Ventures, the National Human
Services Assembly, and other interested national entities.
There will be an opportunity to share
experiences, best practices and lessons learned at the NAPC
Annual Conference in March 2009.
NAPC WEB SITE FOR INFORMATION,
RESEARCH, AND BEST PRACTICES
Visit this new web
page often for research materials, the Quarterly Consolidated
Initiative Reports, links to other initiatives, and other
Please send any
materials or suggestions to NAPC Administrator, Sharon Clark (email@example.com).
more information, please contact:
Martha T. Blaine (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Executive Director, Community Council of Greater Dallas; Board
member and past President, NAPC; NAPC
Mature Workforce Initiative Leader
Posted 4/6/09 by Martha Blaine:
ENCORE OPPORTUNITY AWARDS
OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS
Is your organization tapping the talent of adults
over 50 to help drive your mission?
Do you know other organizations - nonprofit or public
sector - utilizing innovative
strategies to attract and retain experienced adults?
Opportunity Awards are open for innovative nonprofit and public
sector organizations tapping boomer talent to help tackle
pressing social issues. The
$2,500 award will be given to creative organizations engaging
people over 50 in encore careers - careers that combine
continued income with
personal meaning and social impact - to accomplish their mission
and meet society's biggest
may be submitted at
The deadline is June 1, 2009.
be showcased for their leadership and human resource expertise
through wide dissemination of promising practices to
stakeholders identified by the award winners and potential
investors in expanding such
practices. Organizations that employ or match older people
over 50 with nonprofit and public sector employers are
eligible for the award.
In the first
year of this program, awards were given to 10 "breakthrough"
organizations. Read about the awardees and their
organizations in the 2007
MetLife Foundation/Civic Ventures BreakThrough Award report at
Please pass on
this information to the appropriate person in your
organization (self-nominations are encouraged), and to
organizations you believe
would be good candidates. You may also nominate these
about the Encore Opportunity Awards at
http://www.civicventures.org/encoreopportunity. Please note
that letters of intent are
requested by May 1 and all nominations must be received no later
than June 1, 2009.