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General Organization Information

Skip to: Employees | Employee Demographics | Challenges Although most CDCs are nonprofits, they range in size from no full time staff at all to hundreds of full time employees. A majority of CDCs are small, with less than 20 employees, but that does not mean they are new to the neighborhood! Three of every...

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Employees

At the time of the survey, the longest any current Executive Director had served was 36 years and the newest Executive Director (4 months) had recently replaced a Director of 30 years. Four CDCs did not have an Executive Director. Out of the 82 surveyed CDCs, 32 had a staff succession plan in place and...

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Employee Demographics

In terms of employee demographics, full-time employees in the CDC industry are predominately female (69% of all full-time employees across respondent CDCs) and have achieved at least a bachelor’s degree (59%). The top three most commonly reported ethnicities among full time employees are white (77%), black/African American (18%) and Hispanic/Latino (4%). Full-time employees are evenly...

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Challenges

CDCs listed their top three challenges. Funding was easily the most frequently mentioned challenge across all CDCs. One unexpected common response was barriers to collaboration such as excess regulations, politics, unwillingness of another party to collaborate or lots of organizations working towards the same goal with no cooperative strategy. There were widely varied responses outside...