A sector-wide mental health crisis is looming. Young people are far more likely to report experiencing stress, burnout, anxiety and depression than previous generations. At the same time, youth are also more likely to pursue purpose-oriented careers — and the social impact sector can be high-stress, with an overworked and underpaid workforce.
The challenges of the pandemic are threatening the well-being of workers in the social impact sector — just when communities need them the most. Funders and grantees say to prevent a burnout crisis across the sector, building trust between them is more important than ever.