Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Generational issues in the news....

A very, very good set of stories in the current issue of the Chronicle of Philanthropy about using older workers (paid workers, not volunteers) and how to adjust to them.
I've been meeting these people for years. They are boomers who are in their 50's and trying to get back to their more radical/philanthropic roots...they have tons of skills and want to help. I deal with this very issue in Generations, and it's great to see others realizing the potential these people have. The Chronicle will be running a series on this issue, called "Regeneration". I look forward to it.

Oh, and while you are at the Chronicle, check out two other disturbing updates:
First, an article on boomer volunteers not sticking with it and, second, an article on the dissatisfaction of work conditions among younger nonprofit workers.

We need to pay attention to this stuff. It's really important

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