What are people’s attitudes toward and experiences working in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) nonprofit organizations? The LGBT Career Survey Report examines findings from a 2008 survey of nearly 2,000 individuals. The goal of the survey: to promote better understanding of what people who work in the LGBT movement think about their organizations’ hiring and employment practices. Topics assessed include organizations’ ability to attract top job candidates, develop and promote from within, retain talented staff, and discipline or move out poor performers.
The LGBT Career Survey Report presents the findings of the first known survey seeking to understand how people who work for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement think about their work, employers, careers and professional development.
In fielding the survey, MAP sought to understand LGBT people’s attitudes towards working in LGBT nonprofit organizations; to get a better sense of the actual experience of working in an LGBT nonprofit from those who currently or formerly worked in the movement; and to take an initial step toward understanding what the movement needs to do to better attract, retain and develop a high-performing workforce.
The following are among the findings from the nearly 2,000-participant survey (included as an appendix at the back of the report):