18 August 2005

"You can't buy loyalty, but you can reward it."

I overheard this recently, and it makes a lot of sense.

And it's good news for nonprofit agencies, since most of them don't have the money to buy loyalty.

Some nonprofit managers seem to live by this principle of rewarding loyalty, and but I can think of far too many who don't have a clue. Or perhaps the latter think that serving a noble cause, working too many hours, reporting to arbitrary supervisors, receiving less than a living wage, being kept in the dark about the agency's future, and having little control over working conditions are all sufficiently rewarding.

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