The CCF Rewind
Hope your week is off to a good start! Today, we have an essay that makes a really good case against something many of us have long known isn’t that great: the 40-hour work week — as well as the latest installment of our Data Says infographic series, which surveyed BIPOC fundraisers.
By Lauren Brooks
Research has shown that working more than 40 hours a week is detrimental to us. Working too much tends to result in higher burnout rates, poorer perceived health, and also decreased productivity. Our tendency in the U.S. to overwork has been exacerbated with the pandemic and the work norms of our nonprofit sector. After all, how many of us in the last year, have found ourselves cramming in too many back-to-back meetings and letting the lines between work and personal blur?
Lauren would like for us to knock it off! In her essay, she makes a series of really compelling reasons to scale back on long work days and instead, focus on trust and healthier habits.
By Anna Rebecca Lopez
A couple of years ago, before CCF launched, a group of Seattle-area BIPOC fundraisers wanted to understand the perceptions that other fundraisers, particularly other fundraisers of color, have about our sector. In response to this, Anna Rebecca Lopez, of AR Lopez Consulting, surveyed and analyzed the responses of 2,000 fundraisers in our sector, the result of which has been shared through an infographic series.
This is the third installment of that series, and it examines how fundraisers feel about time being spent on the intersections of social justice and fundraising. (Spoiler: Overall, most of us want more time to be spent on this.) Check out the infographic for all the deets.
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