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Nonprofit Careers

10 Things Every Nonprofit Professional Should Do (To Stay Sane)

Jenny Santi | Posted 09.26.2016 | Home
Jenny Santi

People who choose to work in the social sector start out with at least one advantage: they are motivated by their idealism - as opposed to many others work simply to make a living. Many nonprofit professional are deeply devoted to their organization's mission, and they feel the rewards of a career that "makes a difference."

How I Profit from My Nonprofit Career

Abby Daniels | Posted 03.26.2015 | Home
Abby Daniels

"Do-gooders" may still be "do-gooders" but they're also professionals. We're writers, software developers, systems analysts, scientists, marketers, educators and yes, engineers.

So You Want to Save the World? (Part 4): Making Your Own Luck

Alex Amouyel | Posted 03.27.2014 | Home
Alex Amouyel

Good connections in this sector, whether in your organization or across different organizations, are worth cultivating to get inside knowledge on open positions and even potentially good recommendations.

So You Want to Save the World? Part 3: Take a Pay Cut

Alex Amouyel | Posted 03.12.2014 | Home
Alex Amouyel

From the private sector and even sometimes between NGOs, you have to be ready for a large pay cut. Every time I've changed organizations, I've taken a 40 percent pay cut, returning each time roughly to my original salary as an entry-level management consultant.

So You Want to Save the World? Part 2 -- To Masters or Not to Masters?

Alex Amouyel | Posted 02.11.2014 | Home
Alex Amouyel

I am frequently asked whether a Masters is essential for the international development sector. The short answer is 'Probably Yes'.

So You Want To Save The World? Part 1 – First, Ask Yourself The Right Questions

Alex Amouyel | Posted 02.05.2014 | Home
Alex Amouyel

My first piece of advice to anyone who wants to start their career in the non-profit world or switch from the private to non-profit sector is to ask yourself the right questions.

Millennials Who Want Careers, Not Jobs, Should Watch This

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 07.26.2013 | Home

The research tells us young people are dead set on making a difference with their careers. But the walk doesn't always match the talk, so what gives? ...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving Careers in the Nonprofit Sector

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.14.2012 | Home
Lisa M. Dietlin

For this year's graduates it's a time of celebration and, for many, concern. A tough economy is only part of it. What to do next? I'd like to suggest they look outside the usual paths and consider a career in the nonprofit sector.