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ERIC Number: EJ894206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
The New England Nonprofit Workforce: Still a Secondary Academic Priority
Garvey, David
New England Journal of Higher Education, v24 n3 p20-21 Win 2010
The nonprofit sector employs more than 9% of the U.S. workforce, compared with 7% six years ago, when nonprofit executive Stephen Pratt and the author outlined the size and impact of the New England nonprofit sector. The sector's portion of America's employment is poised for growth into double digits in the next decade, especially due to the supply and demand dynamics caused by an aging baby boomer generation headed toward retirement. In the next five years, if projections hold, nonprofits will quickly realize they are running short of skilled management. Will higher education be ready to provide that workforce? This article focuses on University of Connecticut's (UConn) Nonprofit Leadership Program which is designing programs targeting the sector's demographic future: emerging leaders already on a managerial path and talent from historically untapped markets, including populations of color, older Americans and "bridgers" from the corporate sector. It illustrates that higher education has a window of opportunity to educate a new workforce and contribute to the success of the social sector in this coming decade.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut