New blog from Tobin Aldrich
Right Here Right Now - The Timing of Leadership
I don’t know about you but 2021 for me was just a long slog. After the constant crisis that was 2020, this year has been less of an emergency but has consisted of a seemingly endless series of challenges as organisations adjust to a Covid world. And 2022 looks like starting the same way. This is all… quite tiring really.
We see this fatigue across very many of our clients. While the charities we work with have, for the most part, had a reasonable year in 2021, it has felt like really hard work. Just keeping on, staying positive and moving things forward has been pretty difficult.
This is one reason why there are now so many vacancies in fundraising roles across the sector. The combination of the recruitment freezes of last year, people re-evaluating life choices out of the pandemic and just being very, very tired is resulting in huge amounts of turnover.
This feels like a key point for our sector. There is nothing that will make a bigger difference to the success of organisations than having the best possible staff. The decisions that are made in the next few months about hiring will shape the future of charities for a long time to come.
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