#101 | Will you encourage your children to pursue a career in nonprofits?

I have now twice enjoyed having Maryann as our guest on the fundraising talent podcast; and, once again, she proved to be someone who is honest, thought-provoking and fun. As I would have expected, Maryann offered several potent thoughts to this conversation, some that relate to the most senior among us and others that relate to the young people now aspiring to assume leadership roles. As the father of four of children, what I found most thought-provoking was Maryann’s answer to the question of whether she would encourage her daughters to even pursue a career in the nonprofit sector. How many senior leaders would want their own children to inherit the sector as-is?

Maryann Kerr is Chief Happiness Officer/CEO and principal consultant with the Medalist Group. Maryann has worked in the social profit sector for more than 30 years and helped raise over $100M. The Medalist Group's mission is to co-create well-led, collaborative, inclusive workplaces where productivity/mission delivery and employee engagement are high, and turnover is low. They believe social change won’t happen if we don’t create sustainable movements and organizations. For more information, go to: https://www.themedalistgroup.ca/

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