This section of the Nonprofit Career and Professional Development learning center has ideas, tools, and resources to help you build a nonprofit career.
Building a Nonprofit Career Path
While it’s helpful to have a long-term strategy for your nonprofit career, says Bridgespan Group Partner Wayne Luke, it’s equally important to remain flexible and to be willing to stretch outside your comfort zone to take advantage of opportunities you simply shouldn’t resist. Luke shares more career building advice in this Q&A.
The Case for a Generalist: A Nonprofit’s MVP
Author(s): Sue Dahling Sullivan
Nonprofit teams need a seasoned player that can go wide and play different positions as an organization evolves, says Sue Dahling Sullivan, the chief of staff of Citi Performing Arts. Here she shares just how important a generalist―someone who has a diverse skill set and who can draw from a variety professional experiences—can be to a nonprofit’s team.
The following set of suggested resources can help you determine salary ranges for particular roles and organizations in the nonprofit sector.
This worksheet can help you understand your personal finances before you start assessing specific job opportunities.
Cover Letter Sample
Your cover letter is often your first chance to make a good impression on a potential employer, so it should be personalized for each job opportunity and, together with your resume; it should tell a compelling story about who you are, what you have accomplished, and why the potential employer should want to meet you.
Flexible Work Arrangements: A Win-Win for Organizations and Employees
Flexible work arrangements are on the rise, and may be one way for nonprofits to better attract and retain talented senior managers.
Guide to Selected Self-Assessment Tools
A starter list of self-assessment tools for you to investigate as you begin your job search.
Hands-on Paths to Full-time Nonprofit Work
There are many paths that can lead to a senior staff position in the nonprofit sector. This article focuses on the hands-on approach of volunteering.
How to Market Yourself in the Nonprofit Sector
In a buyers' market, simply being a talented candidate is often times not enough to land a senior leadership role, so job seekers need to get out and sell themselves to prospective nonprofit employers. The idea of coming up with a personal marketing plan may be intimidating, but the six steps laid out in this article will help nonprofit job seekers put their best foot forward during a nonprofit job search.
How Working at a Nonprofit is Like Working at the NFL
Author(s): Wayne Luke
Published Date: February 09, 2010
Bridgespan Partner Wayne Luke examines the parallels between working for a nonprofit and the NFL, having experienced both.
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