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  • Careers in the Nonprofit Sector
  • Presented by:
    • Janean Brown – Program Coordinator Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership; Nonprofit Leadership Institute
    • Tera Wozniak – Program Coordinator Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership; Nonprofit Leadership Institute
  • Agenda & Objectives
    • What is a nonprofit?
    • Types of nonprofits
    • Jobs in nonprofits
    • Preparation for entering the nonprofit sector
    • Outlook for the nonprofit sector
    • Resources/advice for your job search
  • What is a nonprofit?
    • Nonprofits can be defined by
      • Tax status, what is done with surplus revenue, volunteer board of directors, work is directed by a mission statement
      • 501©(3) most common, however there are others
    • Also known as:
    • Not-for-profit, tax-exempt, civil, independent, third, social, charitable or voluntary sector.
    • Internationally known as:
    • Nongovernmental organizations, charities or foundations
    • *The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-time Job Seekers
  • How Nonprofits Are Classified
    • Who they serve:
      • Member-serving organizations or Public-serving organizations
    • What their mission is
      • General goals and specific role they play in the community
      • Services they provide to bridge the gap between government and business services
    • *The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-time Job Seekers
  • Types of Nonprofits
    • Low income housing
    • Environmental preservation
    • Activism
    • Grassroots organizing
    • Lobbying
    • Public radio
    • Health care
    • Legal services
    • *The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-time Job Seekers
    • Education
    • Conflict resolution
    • Research
    • Community Development
    • Urban planning
    • Civil rights advocacy
    • Social services
    • International Aid
  • Jobs in Nonprofits
    • Program Manager
    • Fund Development
    • Media Coordinator
    • Community Outreach
    • Major Gift Organizer
    • Human Resources
    • Volunteer Coordinator
    • Grant writing
    • *The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-time Job Seekers
  • Preparation for entering the sector
    • Don’t necessarily need a nonprofit major to work in the nonprofit sector
    • Extracurricular activities
    • Americorps
    • Board Service
    • Volunteering
      • 33% of organizations recruit their volunteers
    • Internships
      • 50% of organizations recruit their interns
    • *The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-time Job Seekers
    • Networking – keep expanding your community network, try social networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn
    • Get involved in neighborhood groups and look for leadership opportunities
    • Make connections at events such as conferences and workshops, ask questions, get interested
    • *The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-time Job Seekers
    Preparation for entering the nonprofit sector
  • What nonprofits are looking for 1=Most valuable, 9=Least Valuable *Data from survey of nonprofit hiring professionals in the United States conducted by Idealist.org in April 2007
    • What skills are nonprofits looking for?
    • Leadership
    • Self-Starters
    • Public speaking
    • Research skills
    • Writing
    • Communication
    • Fundraising
    • Experience on the job
    • Project Management
    • IRS recognizes over 1 million nonprofits in the United States
      • More than 100 nonprofits file with the IRS each day
    • A career in the nonprofit sector is just as viable as a business career
    • Average pay for Program Director/ Supervisor/ Project Manager in West Michigan: $45,347
    • Average pay for Executive Director in West Michigan: $80,394
    • *Johnson Center for Philanthropy Community Research Institute: September 2008
    • * Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careess for First-time Job seekers
    Outlook for the nonprofit sector
  • Resources/advice for job search
    • http://www.gvsu.edu/jcp
    • http://www.nptimes.com/
    • http://philanthropy.com/
    • http://www.guidestar.org
    • http://www.idealist.org/en/career/guide/firsttime/fullbook.html