Pro Bono Perspectives S3E21: Melissa Madzel, Koya Partners

Examining the Great Resignation’s Impact on Nonprofits
Oct 19, 2021 10:00 AM ET

Pro Bono Perspectives with Koya Partners' Melissa Madzel

Nearly two-thirds of workers are considering leaving their jobs. As the Great Resignation continues with no signs of slowing down, we explore the challenges and opportunities it brings for the nonprofit sector, which was already under significant capacity constraints exacerbated by the pandemic, especially in HR and talent development.

Host Danielle Holly speaks with Melissa Madzel, Managing Director, Equity Initiatives, at Koya Partners about nonprofit turnover and retention, disruptions to the way we work, and how the growing focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is changing hiring practices and the way individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds search for new roles.


Koya Partners is a mission-driven executive search and strategic advising firm that connects exceptionally talented people with high-impact organizations. Visit to learn about their services and read Melissa’s article “Nonprofit Job Hunting as a Person of Color."


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