Pinder, J. (2013). Development Professionals at Religiously Based Nonprofit Organizations: Why They Leave and How to Improve Retention. Nonprofit Digest, (Summer 2013; vol. 3, 13: 978-0615883472). ( 10/2013 )
The study of why a fundraising professional would choose to leave his or her employer is critical to the ongoing success of religiously based nonprofit organizations as they work to achieve their mission. Without continuity in the donor relationship, donors will likely leave the organization or become disenfranchised. This study focuses on development professionals at Seventh-Day Adventist institutions across North America. The results of this study are applicable to other religiously based nonprofit organizations. The present article reveals the reasons affecting employee retention and proposes approaches to mitigate the loss of valuable employees. Data were gathered using a structured online survey and analyzed for its descriptive outcomes.