For as long as I can remember, people have been concerned with the high rate of employee turnover in the nonprofit industry. This is especially troublesome when it comes to our development staff as we tend to send them out to create relationships with key donors on behalf of our organizations.
There is a lot of talk in our industry about developing a culture of philanthropy. It’s the hot buzzword these days at strategic planning sessions and board retreats. But what does developing a culture of philanthropy really mean in the day-to-day life of a nonprofit professional?