Learning from Diversity: A Comparison of Non-Profit and For-Profit Organizations

Foldy, E.G.
Association for Research on Non-profit Organizations and Voluntary Action. Miami, Fl. November 28-30,

Non-profit and for-profit organizations are both engaging with the opportunities and challenges of a demographically diverse workforce. However, their different missions, structures and constituencies can result in varied approaches to addressing difference. This paper, based on broader dissertation research, compares the intentions and experiences of two small organizations, a for-profit and a non-profit, both of which reemphasize inclusion as a guiding principle. However, they manifest these principles in very different ways, with divergent implications for their employees' experiences at work.

Wagner Faculty