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dr. betsy leondar-wright

Dr. Betsy Leondar-Wright

Dr. Betsy leondar-wright


Fun Facts

Fun Facts

I always try to take photos of birds and dragonflies in flight, but usually they're blurry or halfway out of the frame.

When Nelson Mandela toured the US after his release from jail, my chorus sang South African freedom songs on the stage.



BA, MA and PhD in Sociology
Boston College  



Betsy Leondar-Wright, PhD, coordinates the Staffing the Mission project on nonprofit burnout for Class Action. She was the lead author of the Sustainable Jobs toolkit, available online. She works with funders and nonprofits to help them improve the workplace experience of nonprofit staff.

A longtime activist for economic justice, she is now a sociology professor at Lasell University, where she teaches about race and class inequality, social movement strategy and activist skills. She is the author of "Missing Class: Strengthening Social Movement Groups by Seeing Class Cultures," and the co-author of "The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the Racial Wealth Gap."

Areas of Expertise

Burnout Prevention | Worker-Friendly Funder Practices | Turning Burnout Nonprofit Jobs into Sustainable Jobs | HR and Compensation Policies Enabling Long-Term Careers in the Nonprofit Sector

The Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy

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