“Totally unethical” charity wage disparities compound effects of inflation, pandemic

The average salary of an individual working at a community non-profit is more than $18,000 less than someone working in the overall economy

Why It Matters

Non-profits need staff to deliver programs, but without adequate funding they struggle to recruit and retain employees. Future funding models must take the full cost of doing business into account — and that means fairly compensating frontline workers.

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