10 Step Guide to Finding a Nonprofit Job!
Saunders M. /NonProfitPeople
Keys to Researching Organizations
Organizations come in all shapes and sizes and it is important to look closely at a nonprofit and make sure it is the right fit for YOU. When looking into organizations, be sure to learn not only about the work culture and environment but also about the impact of their programs and how resources are allocated. There are many charity evaluation sites online that will show you this information through overviews of the nonprofit’s finances and budgets. You could also find this information on their website in the Annual Report or if it is not online, request to have one sent to you.
Here are some questions to help you figure out if a nonprofit is the best fit for you:
Does your philosophy align with that of the organization?
Have you researched this organization fully to understand its giving versus spending numbers?
Is the size of the organization one you are comfortable working in?
Is the work environment one you will thrive in?
Are you comfortable being an office setting or would you like to be doing hands-on work?
Is there a place to move up?
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