Charities Can Minimize the Strain on Volunteers Too Close to a Cause

This Chronicle of Philanthropy article provides nonprofit managers with insights into protecting volunteers and employees who have been directly affected by a group’s cause while making sure that the cause is well served.

After surviving an intense experience with gun violence, cancer, or another life-altering event, people are often inspired to work for a nonprofit focused on that issue. This deep, firsthand experience with a group’s mission can bring powerful benefits to both survivor and charity.

But passion can be a volatile thing, and harnessing it in a way that benefits both the individual and the organization can be a challenge. Following are ways that nonprofit managers have tried to protect volunteers and employees who have been directly affected by a group’s cause while making sure that the cause is well served.

Click here to read the full article from The Chronicle of Philanthropy, originally published on March 24, 2013