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Finding a Career in Today's Nonprofit World by Kara Montermoso, HR & Operations Manager, Idealist.org

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  1. 1. modified version idealist.org
  2. 2. How to start your searchFour Lens exercise1.  An issue and/or value2.  An organization3.  A role or position4.  A system •  Scope of work: local, national, international •  Approach to the work: direct service, advocacy, philanthropy, capacity building, policy, research/analysis •  Type of organization: Established or a start-up? Influential in the field or relatively unknown? Well-funded and centrist or grassroots and on the fringe? Four Lens exercise created by David Schachter, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service idealist.org
  3. 3. (Re)searchFrom theIdealisthomepage… idealist.org
  4. 4. Searches idealist.org
  5. 5. Self-assessmentCareer Tracks exercise•  Find 50 spine-tingling job postings•  Look for patterns•  Create potential career tracks•  Assess end goals Career Tracks exercise created by David Schachter, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service idealist.org
  6. 6. Most valuable qualities?From Idealist.org’s 2011 Employment Trends Survey idealist.org
  7. 7. Types of positionsFrom Idealist.org’s 2011 Employment Trends Survey idealist.org
  8. 8. The Idealist GuidesFor First-time Job Seekers & Sector Switchers•  FREE, online PDF books to download, print, or email•  Chapters on: •  Resumes & cover letters •  Making yourself a stronger candidate •  Negotiation, saying yes, and why your search never ends•  Includes: •  Current nonprofit stats •  Advice from nonprofit HR professionals •  Best practices for your career search http://www.idealist.org/info/Careers/Guides idealist.org
  9. 9. Handbook to Buildinga Better World•  Part career guide, part activists handbook•  Inspired by our online community and their ongoing search for work that gives back to the world.•  Provides a comprehensive understanding of the issues, options, organizations, and resources so readers can be proactive, whether its through ones current job, volunteering, donating, personal spending, board service, starting an organization, or changing careers. http://www.amazon.com/Idealist-org- Handbook-Building-Better-World/dp/ B002PJ4GA4 idealist.org
  10. 10. The Leadership SurveyNext Generation Leaders Speak Out•  FREE, online report to download and print•  Largest national survey to date of emerging nonprofit leaders.•  Designed to assess next generation leaders’ career aspirations within the nonprofit sector. http://www.meyerfoundation.org/newsroom/ meyer_publications/ready_to_lead Produced in partnership with Idealist.org, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the Meyer Foundation. idealist.org
  11. 11. Making a DifferencePersonal Profit in a Nonprofit World•  FREE, online PDF booklet to download•  This booklet is a step-by-step process is designed to guide you toward informed financial decisions. •  Understanding personal savings accounts to learning the fundamentals of job salaries and benefits within the sector. http://www.idealist.org/info/Careers/Guides/ FinancialAdvice idealist.org
  12. 12. Additional Resources• Grad School Resource Center and Fairs http://www.idealist.org/info/GradEducation• International Volunteering Resource Center http://www.idealist.org/info/IntlVolunteer• Nonprofit Career Center http://www.idealist.org/info/Careers• Idealist’s 2011 Survey on Employment Trends http://www.idealisthr.org/ Idealist_EmploymentReport2011.pdf idealist.org
  13. 13. idealist.org

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