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Sector overview


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This workshop will engage students in learning more about the nonprofit, for-profit, and public sectors in an engaging way. Students will be acquainted with the definitions and key characteristics of these sectors, as well as some of the ways that organizations now create income and revenue strategies that blur the definitions.

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Sector overview

  1. 1. A Preview of the Building Organizational Capacity Series Ariane Hoy & Rachayita Shah - Bonner Congress 2018 Nonprofit, For-profit, or In Between: What Interests You?
  2. 2. Sector Bingo! Has worked in a for-profit company (anything counts…store, bank, restaurant…) Has worked with an international NGO Has a family member that works in a governmental organization Can name an example of a public-private partnership Has done a capacity building project for any organization Has raised money for a cause Has bought a product from a socially responsible company Is interested in becoming a “social entrepreneur” Knows what a 
 501(c)4 is
  3. 3. Public Sector Defined as part of economy Operated by government Run by individuals in Local, State, Federal Agencies Opportunities at all levels… local, county, state, federal Purpose: Implementing public policy, providing government services, ensuring planet sustainability
  4. 4. Why Work in Public Sector? The public sector employs 20.2 million people in the US, approximately 14.5 percent of the workforce. These jobs and offices affect billions of people everyday and shape the fabric of society Wikipedia, 2018 USC Price School of Public Policy, 2018
  5. 5. Source: USC Price School of Public Policy, 2018
  6. 6. Nonprofit Sector Purpose: providing services and programs around a particular social mission, intended to benefit people and communities. Voluntary/independent/charitable/ community or 3rd sector Not under direct government control, not for profit 501(c)3 = exempt from federal income taxes E.g. Community Soup Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity 501(c)4 = nonprofit that also carries out lobbying or policy work E.g. The American Civil Liberties Union, RESULTS Source: USC Price School of Public Policy, 2018
  7. 7. Why Work in Nonprofit Sector? The U.S. nonprofit sector workforce ranks third in size among the 18 major U.S. industries, behind only retail trade and manufacturing. One in 10 employees work for a nonprofit. There are more than 1.6 million nonprofit organizations in the U.S. This includes public charities, private foundations, chambers of commerce, fraternal organizations and civic leagues, etc. National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS), 2018 Guidestar, 2018
  8. 8. Source: USC Price School of Public Policy, 2018
  9. 9. Nonprofit Facts & Figures Independent Sector, 2018
  10. 10. Private Sector Part of an economy that is not under direct government control Run by individuals and companies for profit Are required to pay taxes (but may be able to get breaks) Also may have a board of directors or chairs Purpose: Developing and providing efficient services or 
 goods, making and increasing profit
  11. 11. Why Work in Private Sector? The sector offers opportunities at every level and in all kinds of localities. Increasingly, private sector companies are considering their social responsibility and environmental impacts in their business goals.
  12. 12. Social Entrepreneurship The process of launching new businesses to develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues. What is Social Enterprise?
  13. 13. Social Entrepreneurship Bankers without Borders
  14. 14. Examples of Convergence “The Fourth Sector” Public-Private Partnerships may involve organizations in all 3 sectors Social Enterprise where nonprofits develop a business aspect or earned income stream Corporate Foundations where companies devote profits to social good programs Social Responsibility where companies (or large nonprofits) track their impacts on places or issues
  15. 15. A System View
  16. 16. Your Backgrounds & Skills Apply Anywhere Academic Learning: Education, Liberal Arts, Communication, Psychology, Humanities Business, Computer Science, Technology, Electronics Skills: Hard Skills: Writing, Analysis, Marketing, Communication, Financial Management Soft Skills: Managing Teams, Working with Diverse Constituents, Adaptability, Self-motivation, Passion, Long-term commitment Source: Source: Source:
  17. 17. Employers Want Grads Who Can Learn on the Job Hart Associates for AAC&U, 2013
  18. 18. Alumni Profiles Kelly Behrend Sustainability and Social Impact Strategist and Founder of Awaken Your Chakras Maria De La Cruz Human Service Administrative Manager Houston Department of Health and Human Services Taylor Duguay Impact and Marketing Strategist United Way of Volusia-Flagler 
 Counties Courtney Edgcomb Director of Community Impact, United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties J.C. Albittron Young Alumni Giving Officer Milton Academy Jessica Holcomb Assistant Property Manager Spartanburg Housing Authority José Oliva Program Officer/Fellow Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Mwenda Alberta Kazadi Jr. Independent Consultant on International Development Shannon Maynard Executive Director of the Congressional Hunger Center Matt Morton Researcher for Voices of Youth Count (National Homelessness Study) Stopwatch
  19. 19. Questions Share one way that the alum’s profile deepened your understanding of the sector. In what ways did academic studies, personal values, and Bonner experiences play a role in this journey?
  20. 20. Check Out All Alumni Profiles! Visit
  21. 21. Each one has a Job Profile too ★Current Position and Journey ★What makes your job meaningful? ★Average work day and year? ★Best and worst thing about job? ★What you wish you knew?
  22. 22. What’s Your Interest? Which sector interests you? Why? What questions do you have? Where do you see a fit? Stopwatch
  23. 23. Where to Learn More… This nonprofit, nonpartisan organization strives for a more effective government for the American people. You can find research, places to work, and more. This website will help you find jobs and offices on the local and state level especially. This website allows you to learn about public policies, legislation, and related efforts.
  24. 24. Where to Learn More… Indeed is a for-profit company offering a job site where you can search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies. One of the features of the website is the ability to look up salary information (averages) for particular positions in specific locations. With more than 120,000 organizations and 1.4 million monthly visitors to our English and Spanish ( sites, Idealist allows users to search for jobs, internships, organizations, and even resources from nonprofit and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in countries around the world.  ASPPH is a membership association for graduate schools in public health. It helps people interested in graduate school in the field find and apply to schools. As a Bonner Foundation's national partner, students can get financial discounts on their common application. Also try to find key books, organizations, associations and graduate programs in areas of interest!
  25. 25. Job Sector Guides ★ Overview and Careers in the Sector ★ Average Salaries ★ Preparation Required ★ Connection to Bonner Values ★ Considerations ★ Recommendations from Alumni ★ Bonner Alumni in This Field ★ Literature ★ Journals ★ Professional Associations and Organizations
  26. 26. Thank You! The Bonner Wiki The Bonner Website Bonners on LinkedIn Good luck with your work to learn about finding a place and meaningful work in whatever sectors you choose!
  27. 27. Credits • Book Photo. Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty. Retrieved from: • Bonner Alumni Profiles (2018). Retrieved from • Hart Associates for AAC&U (2013). It Takes More than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success: Overview and Key Findings. Retrieved from: leap/presidentstrust/compact/2013SurveySummary • National Center for Charitable Statistics (2018). Retrieved from: • Opprann, K (Photographer). (2006, 10th December). Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus at the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony at Oslo City Hall, The Norwegian Institute. Retrieved from: https:// • Salamon, L. M. & Newhouse, C. (2018). New Report: Nonprofits - America's Third Largest Workforce. Retrieved from: • USC Price School of Public Policy (2018). Retrieved from:
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