Article Archive: Workforce Research

In this Snapshot, learn how nonprofits can give their employees superpowers by encouraging an innovation culture. When given the choice between a job at a large, for-profit hospital, and a community-based nonprofit, Jennifer Cato chose the latter. She gave up a little extra money and got something so much better. See how she shed corporate drone syndrome and found her superhero tool belt.

This report features the results of a poll conducted by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities on the implications for the nonprofit human services sector of a proposed rule change to overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Using detailed data from the annual human services compensation survey completed by 222 organizations, the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities has prepared the 2014 Turnover Report. It can be utilized to compare annual staff turnover rate to other nonprofits by operating budget, region, and staff category.

Concise summary of the 2011 Evaluation of the National Ways to Work Program, which evaluates the Ways to Work program from 2007 and March 2011. Details key benefits of the program on borrowers, employers, taxpayers, and local lenders.

Evaluates the Ways to Work program from 2007 and March 2011. Full evaluation is made up of three distinct studies: program outcomes study, credit impact study, and return on investment study. Finds that borrowers average an 8.2 percent increase in wages; 82 percent of borrowers who previously received Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cash assistance are able to sustain themselves without it after receiving the loan.

Offers insight into the impact of the Ways to Work program on clients’ credit scores. Includes some of the same key topics included in the 2006 Credit Score Impact Study, including the long- and short-term change in borrowers’ credit scores. However, this report also examines the background characteristics of borrowers and the factors associated with loan default.

Offers insight into the impact of the Ways to Work program on clients’ credit scores. Addresses changes in borrowers’ credit scores after participating in the program, how the year in which the borrower received the loan impacted his or her credit score, and the difference in average change in credit scores of Ways to Work participants who did not default on their loans.

 Evaluates the Ways to Work program between April 2005 and March 2006. Concludes that with the help of the car, 86 percent of borrowers decreased the number of days they were late to or missed work, roughly half obtained training or education, and a majority improved their quality of life.

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