Research, Data, & Reports

Dissonance & Disconnects: How entry and mid-level foundation staff see their futures, their institutions, and their field

Publication date: 
July, 2018
Source(s): 
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy

The study lends depth and data to emerging leaders’ often-challenging experiences in the field -- experiences that are also often not well understood. It examines the thoughts and feelings of early- and mid- career practitioners on philanthropy and their futures in it. The report focuses on themes including participants’ experiences at work, the alignment between their institutions’ practices and their values and how participants see their futures in the sector. It is meant to support conversation among emerging leaders and senior executives about foundation practices and how they can better unlock talent up and down the org chart while also bringing foundations into deeper alignment with their values.