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    • 1. Careers in the Nonprofit Sector
    • 2. 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
    • 3. 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
    • 4. 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
    • 5. 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
    • 6. 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
    • 7. 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
    • 8. 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
    • 9.
      • 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
    • 10. 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
    • 11.
      • What skills are nonprofits looking for?
      • Leadership
      • Self-Starters
      • Public speaking
      • Research skills
      • Writing
      • Communication
      • Fundraising
      • Experience on the job
      • Project Management
    • 12.
      • 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
    • 13. 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