According to Stephanie Lessans Geller, a Johns Hopkins Institute researcher and one of the authors of the report, "The Nonprofit Workforce Crisis: Real Or Imagined?", the persistent perception that nonprofits pay less than for-profit organizations "...is a myth." In an Information Week article published this week entitled "Nonprofit Organizations Have Hard Time Finding Tech Talent", she reveals a number of statistics that reveal a difficult environment for nonprofits trying to hire IT talent.
According to the study, the perception of lower wages was named by 87% of nonprofits as a major reason in recruiting staff. The perception of the noncompetitive benefits packages was named as a major reason for recruitment difficulties by 65% of nonprofits. Finally, the perception that career advancement opportunities are limited at nonprofits was named as a major recruitment hurdle by 71% of nonprofits.
Here's an interesting place to start learning about non-profit organizations located in the Philadelphia area: VolunteerMatch.org