Professionally branded organization; mission focused on serving children is easy to get behind; allows vacation payouts
Politics/entitlement of volunteer leadership; service organizations must evolve in the face of economic downturn and changing generational attitudes around service; everybody wears multiple hats
I worked at Kiwanis full-time
There are some great people working there.
Membership is continuing to go down, which will hurt the organization in the long run. Spent money in areas that was a complete waste.
Employee cookouts and other social perks; regular technology upgrades; central location (northside near Pyramids); semi-flexible work hours depending on the department; nice auditorium for large meetings; small unofficial intern program; impressive range of services provided to customers makes it an interesting place to work.
Non-management pay seems low even for a nonprofit; if you don't get the compensation you really want coming in the door, do not expect to make up for it quickly with raises; membership service organizations are decreasing in size so there is worry about how far membership will drop before right-sizing is needed; departmental silos exist; low morale in some departments; parking lot crime on the rise in the immediate area.
Advice to Management
Security cameras please!
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