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10 Step Guide to Finding a Nonprofit Job!

10 Step Guide to Finding a Nonprofit Job!

Saunders M. /NonProfitPeople

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Stay motivated, visible and plugged in to current events and organizations. The more you know, the more useful you will be to your future employer.

And when you find a job remember you will most likely have to look for one again. You did a great job networking and making connections so keep in touch with those people for the next time you are searching for a position.

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Staying in touch with the people and organizations you researched in your job search will also help you to know more about developments in the nonprofit field. Nonprofits are growing quickly and changing. You will be an asset to any organization if you are up to date on what is happening in the sector outside your organization’s direct work too.

Here are some professional organizations you could consider joining as well as some great books for the nonprofit field:

Young NonProfit Professional Network is a local network that is free to join. They have an email list with local events such as book clubs, speaker series career mentoring and discussions. Check their website for a chapter in your area.

Chronicle of Philanthropy is a great news source for nonprofit organizations on grant seeking, foundations, fund raising, managing nonprofit groups, technology, and nonprofit jobs.

Bridgestar provides a nonprofit management job board, content, and tools designed to help nonprofit organizations build strong leadership teams and individuals pursue career paths as nonprofit leaders.

Managing the Non-Profit Organization: Principles and Practices by Peter Drucker

Be Bold: Create a Career with Impact by Cheryl Dorsey and Lara Galinsky

Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits by Leslie Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant

Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich are Trying to Save the World by Matthew Bishop, 2008

The Complete Guide to Nonprofit Management by Smith, Bucklin & Associates, Inc.

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children by John Wood

Practical Idealists : Changing the World and Getting Paid by Ann Barham & John Hammock

Work Hard. Be Nice. : How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America by Jay Matthews

The End of Poverty : Economic Possibilities for Our Time by Jeffrey D. Sachs

No matter where you are in your search, NonProfitPeople has the resources for you.

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