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Great mission, lack of experienced management and poor compensation

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Former Employee - Community Director
Former Employee - Community Director

I worked at March of Dimes full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

The mission, the volunteers and the lack of micromanaging.

Cons

Extremely high turnover, low compensation, lack of recognition, favoritism that has nothing to do with performance and a serious lack of high profile and NEW national and corporate sponsors. Lack of consistent vision, employees and communication. Lack of important information from National being funneled into the chapters.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize your employees' hard work both verbally and financially. Pay them on par with other nonprofits in the area in order to get the best and brightest. Don't just hire kids for cheap because you can - you get what you pay for! Encourage innovation, increase retention and pay attention to your corporate culture, ED's! You should be in the office enough to know what is going on with the your staff, especially if your team is not making budget - again. Lastly, remember that if you want your fundraisers to increase their numbers and aggressively add new teams and sponsors, they need to be rewarded and incentivized accordingly.

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    Restructuring nightmares

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    Current Employee - Employer Client Coordinator
    Current Employee - Employer Client Coordinator

    I have been working at March of Dimes full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -initially flexible hours and ability to work from home
    -tele-work opportunities

    Cons

    -restructuring involving increased work loads, territories and eliminated work at home ability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Work life balance is important

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    Unorganized, unappreciative and will work you to the bone without appreciation or compensation

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    Current Employee - Community Director
    Current Employee - Community Director

    I have been working at March of Dimes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Admirable mission with a rich history

    Cons

    Wasteful. Do not use funds to build and retain hard-working, achievement driven employees, which at the end of the day are the foundation of any successful nonprofit or business. By underappreciating, under-paying and severely overworking its staff, the organization successfully drives away any talent that comes its way. Turnover is a huge problem and wastes funds that could otherwise go back to its mission. It's very unfortunate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to treat this non-profit business just like any other business. Employees should not be rewarded for his/her time with the organization overall but for his/her qualitative and quantitative accomplishments and ability to manage responsibilities and relationships with volunteers and staff.

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