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For the purposes of this 
presentation, a non-profit 
organization:
For the purposes of this 
presentation, a non-profit 
organization: 
o Is dedicated to purposes other than 
making money for themselves, non-profit 
organizations exist to address 
community needs. 
o Uses any money that is made to further 
the purposes of the organization rather 
than be paid to the members. 
o Includes charitable and non-charitable 
organizations. 
o Charitable organizations have a special 
tax designation. 
o Can fundraise and/or apply for grants. 
o Examples include sporting and athletic 
organizations, social clubs, day cares.
Always ask: Is this 
organization 
making money 
off other people? 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o
Computers 
for Kids 
Hearts Together for 
Haiti 
Big Brothers Big Sisters 
The 
Hospice of 
Windsor 
and Essex 
County 
Windsor 
Symphony 
Orchestra 
Windsor-Essex County 
Humane Society 
Learning 
Disabilities 
Association 
of Windsor- 
Essex 
County 
YMCA of 
Western Ontario 
Windsor-Essex 
Community Foundation 
Workforce 
WindsorEssex
South Essex 
Community 
Council 
Community Living Windsor 
Windsor Dance 
Experience 
Essex Region 
Conservation Authority 
John McGivney 
Children’s Centre 
Windsor Essex 
Community Health 
Centre 
Canadian Mental 
Health 
Association 
W.E Care 
for Kids 
Foundation 
Family Respite Services Windsor-Essex 
United Way Windsor-Essex County
• Non Profit= no 
money 
• There are limited 
opportunities for 
advancement 
• My education has 
nothing to do with 
non profit 
organizations 
• Non-profit jobs 
don’t make up a big 
part of our economy 
• Pay is starting to become more 
competitive 
• A non-profit allows you to try on 
many hats. This gives you skills 
to use for advancing in your 
organization or moving to 
another organization 
• Just about any degree can be 
used in one non-profit or 
another 
• The non-profit sector 
contributes more than auto 
manufacturing and retail 
industries do to the Gross 
Domestic Product
Almost 1 million Ontarians are employed in 
the sector. 
Facts are from the Ontario Nonprofit Network and KAP Design.
Ontario has the largest volunteer 
population in Canada with 
5,000,000. 
Facts are from the Ontario Nonprofit Network and KAP Design.
There are 46,000 non-profit and voluntary 
organizations in Ontario. 
Facts are from the Ontario Nonprofit Network and KAP Design.
The Canadian non-profit sector contributes more to the Gross 
Domestic Product than other key industries- including agriculture, 
mining, and motor vehicle manufacturing. (The GDP is the value of all goods 
and services produced in Canada.) 
Facts are from the Ontario Nonprofit Network and KAP Design.
Front line workers 
have jobs that are 
specific to a certain 
type or category of non-profit 
organization.
Such as: 
• Social Workers at 
the Windsor- 
Essex Children’s 
Aid Society 
• Developmental 
Service Workers 
at Community 
Living Windsor
• IT Technologists 
• Event Planners 
• Fundraisers 
• Marketing Managers 
• Receptionists 
• Program Coordinators 
• Human Resource 
Generalist 
• Research Assistants 
• Grant Manager
• Manager of Finance and 
Administration 
• Administrative Assistants 
• Public Affairs Managers 
• Communication 
Manager 
• Volunteer Managers 
• Recruiters 
• Major Donor and Gift 
Planning Representative 
• Executive Directors
“Some people who start off 
early in non-profit organizations 
have a cause that they are really 
passionate about.”
“Some of our staff have previously been 
assisted by the programs that they are 
now running- they offer a unique 
perspective as someone who has had to 
make use of the service.”
“Some of our staff 
members started off 
volunteering for the 
organization.”
“…people on the service side of 
non-profit organizations have 
intentionally pursued training to 
have careers in their field of 
choice.”
“…many 
people seem to 
“fall” into the 
world of non-profit 
organizations.”
“…I have seen people end up here in 
just about every way!”
“The people that we get to work with.”
“We get to give 
back.”
“I appreciate having 
my personal mission 
match the 
organizational 
mission.”
“We get to help people and 
make a positive impact in our 
community and on our 
society.”
“You feel like 
you’ve made a 
difference.”
“We have a 
team 
approach. We 
are all there 
for the 
ultimate goal 
regardless of 
our role in the 
organization.”
“I get to work 
with wonderful 
and caring 
people.”
“It’s a fulfilling 
career.”
“We have the chance 
for continuous growth.”
“I genuinely 
enjoy working 
with people.”
“I get to be part of 
something that is 
bigger than myself.”
Organizational 
Ability to build and 
use networks 
Listening 
Empathy
Communication 
Ability to be a 
team 
player 
Interpersonal 
Conflict 
Resolution
Compassion 
Flexibility 
Time Management 
Common Sense
Creativity 
Ability to connect 
with people
“Someone who is friendly and open 
minded. A team player with a lot of 
enthusiasm.”
“Someone who has good personal 
relationship skills and knows how to 
manage resources.”
“Someone who has interpersonal skills and 
can clearly say why they want to be part of 
the non-profit. They need to be flexible (it 
may not be a 9-5 job), compassionate, 
sensitive, organized, empathetic and they 
need to have strong communication skills.”
“Someone who is literate, relates 
well, cares and has strong ethics.”
“Someone who is ethical, 
adaptable, a good communicator, 
resilient and has the willingness to 
be flexible with their skills and 
their schedule.”
“Someone who wants to have a positive 
impact and make a difference. We need 
people who want to work with people 
and better the world.”
We will see many retirements in 
senior management positions.
Fundraising will continue to be high 
profile. People are starting to see 
fundraising as a first career option, 
and as government funding reduces, 
the need for fundraising grows. As seen recently, it will be 
interesting to see what role social 
media plays in fundraising in the 
future.
Social enterprise is starting to gain 
traction. It requires community 
minded and socially responsible 
people who are able to be risk takers 
and entrepreneurs. 
What is a social enterprise? 
• A business that is operated by a 
non-profit organization 
• The business is normally “outside" 
of their normal mandate 
• Any funds generated by the 
business is put back into the 
organization 
• It helps to raise funds to further 
support the mandate/vision of the 
non-profit (ex. Botanical gardens 
being a location for wedding 
photography)
Experience 
helps you 
figure out 
where you 
might 
want to be. 
#1. Volunteer
. 
#1. Volunteer 
Strategically pick 
where you want to do 
your 40 hours of 
community service.
. 
What interests you? 
Be part of those 
organizations. 
#1. Volunteer
. 
#1. Volunteer 
Talk to people who work in the 
sector. Take advantage of the 
brilliant opportunities to pick the 
brains of many people through 
volunteer opportunities. Ask people 
questions- don’t be intimidated.
. 
Volunteer at different types of non-profits 
and in different roles. The sector 
is so vast- there are so many different 
sizes and types of non-profits. 
#1. Volunteer
Learn about who you 
are, what you enjoy and 
what you’re good at.
Take co-op placements with non-profit 
organizations: you’re helping 
yourself and the organization.
Learn about different 
associations in our 
region and any 
training that they may 
offer.
Understand the big 
picture trends and 
how non-profits fit 
into that.
Work on your 
communication 
skills.
Research 
opportunities.
I don’t know of 
any other career 
path that is as 
gratifying.
A non-profit environment is different 
than a for-profit environment. It is 
important that you consider it as you 
would consider any career goal or 
opportunity. It is a viable option and the 
opportunities are varied- so don’t limit 
yourself.
What are your life goals? 
Figure that out and then 
make the connection to that 
through a non-profit 
organization.
Keep 
your 
options 
open.
. 
Rewarding is an 
understatement- it is 
a privilege to work to 
support community 
needs. The value is 
indescribable.
. 
If you are interested 
in making a 
difference then this 
is the place to do 
that.
. 
Working for a 
non-profit is a 
great way to 
try many 
different hats, 
and test your 
skills and 
abilities.
. 
The pay is 
becoming 
more 
competitive.
. 
Think about your personal 
gifts and interests and how 
they might benefit another 
person.
• It is a professional association 
made up of people who raise 
support for a wide variety of 
non profit, charitable 
organizations. 
• They work to advance 
philanthropy through 
advocacy, research, education 
and certification programs. 
• They have been around for 
over 50 years. 
• AFP creates the standards for 
professionalism in fundraising. 
What is the 
Association of 
Fundraising 
Professionals?
“phil” 
from the 
Greek 
“to love”
“anthropos” 
From the 
Greek 
“mankind”
“Philanthropy is giving 
and sharing of one’s 
time, talent or treasure 
for the common good.”
We are committed to the future of our 
profession- you are the next generation 
of philanthropists!
Our community needs future donors, 
volunteers and fundraisers.
It is important that we help you understand our 
community needs so you can learn how to make 
a difference.
#10. You will be part of the growing 
non-profit community and change the 
world for good! 
#9. Every day is different and 
offers new challenges.
#8. You aren’t just raising money- you 
are helping people fulfill their dreams. 
#7. The pay and benefits are 
competitive. 
#6. You get to belong to AFP- a 
professional networking organization.
#5. By doing your daily work you will 
make a positive impact on many 
people’s lives. 
#4. You will have excellent 
career opportunities with 
room for advancement.
#3. You get to develop relationships 
with people who are interested in the 
same cause you are. 
#2. You get paid to socialize 
in-person and virtually. 
#1. You get to make a difference every day; 
your work matters!
Find out what you are 
passionate about and see 
if you can get involved in 
the fundraising world to 
learn more.
Do you want more 
information? 
www.workforcewindsoressex.com 
http://www.afpnet.org/

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Careers in the Non-Profit Sector

  • 1.
  • 2. For the purposes of this presentation, a non-profit organization:
  • 3. For the purposes of this presentation, a non-profit organization: o Is dedicated to purposes other than making money for themselves, non-profit organizations exist to address community needs. o Uses any money that is made to further the purposes of the organization rather than be paid to the members. o Includes charitable and non-charitable organizations. o Charitable organizations have a special tax designation. o Can fundraise and/or apply for grants. o Examples include sporting and athletic organizations, social clubs, day cares.
  • 4. Always ask: Is this organization making money off other people? o o o o o o
  • 5. Computers for Kids Hearts Together for Haiti Big Brothers Big Sisters The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County Windsor Symphony Orchestra Windsor-Essex County Humane Society Learning Disabilities Association of Windsor- Essex County YMCA of Western Ontario Windsor-Essex Community Foundation Workforce WindsorEssex
  • 6. South Essex Community Council Community Living Windsor Windsor Dance Experience Essex Region Conservation Authority John McGivney Children’s Centre Windsor Essex Community Health Centre Canadian Mental Health Association W.E Care for Kids Foundation Family Respite Services Windsor-Essex United Way Windsor-Essex County
  • 7. • Non Profit= no money • There are limited opportunities for advancement • My education has nothing to do with non profit organizations • Non-profit jobs don’t make up a big part of our economy • Pay is starting to become more competitive • A non-profit allows you to try on many hats. This gives you skills to use for advancing in your organization or moving to another organization • Just about any degree can be used in one non-profit or another • The non-profit sector contributes more than auto manufacturing and retail industries do to the Gross Domestic Product
  • 8. Almost 1 million Ontarians are employed in the sector. Facts are from the Ontario Nonprofit Network and KAP Design.
  • 9. Ontario has the largest volunteer population in Canada with 5,000,000. Facts are from the Ontario Nonprofit Network and KAP Design.
  • 10. There are 46,000 non-profit and voluntary organizations in Ontario. Facts are from the Ontario Nonprofit Network and KAP Design.
  • 11. The Canadian non-profit sector contributes more to the Gross Domestic Product than other key industries- including agriculture, mining, and motor vehicle manufacturing. (The GDP is the value of all goods and services produced in Canada.) Facts are from the Ontario Nonprofit Network and KAP Design.
  • 12. Front line workers have jobs that are specific to a certain type or category of non-profit organization.
  • 13. Such as: • Social Workers at the Windsor- Essex Children’s Aid Society • Developmental Service Workers at Community Living Windsor
  • 14. • IT Technologists • Event Planners • Fundraisers • Marketing Managers • Receptionists • Program Coordinators • Human Resource Generalist • Research Assistants • Grant Manager
  • 15. • Manager of Finance and Administration • Administrative Assistants • Public Affairs Managers • Communication Manager • Volunteer Managers • Recruiters • Major Donor and Gift Planning Representative • Executive Directors
  • 16. “Some people who start off early in non-profit organizations have a cause that they are really passionate about.”
  • 17. “Some of our staff have previously been assisted by the programs that they are now running- they offer a unique perspective as someone who has had to make use of the service.”
  • 18. “Some of our staff members started off volunteering for the organization.”
  • 19. “…people on the service side of non-profit organizations have intentionally pursued training to have careers in their field of choice.”
  • 20. “…many people seem to “fall” into the world of non-profit organizations.”
  • 21. “…I have seen people end up here in just about every way!”
  • 22. “The people that we get to work with.”
  • 23. “We get to give back.”
  • 24. “I appreciate having my personal mission match the organizational mission.”
  • 25. “We get to help people and make a positive impact in our community and on our society.”
  • 26. “You feel like you’ve made a difference.”
  • 27. “We have a team approach. We are all there for the ultimate goal regardless of our role in the organization.”
  • 28. “I get to work with wonderful and caring people.”
  • 30. “We have the chance for continuous growth.”
  • 31. “I genuinely enjoy working with people.”
  • 32. “I get to be part of something that is bigger than myself.”
  • 33. Organizational Ability to build and use networks Listening Empathy
  • 34. Communication Ability to be a team player Interpersonal Conflict Resolution
  • 35. Compassion Flexibility Time Management Common Sense
  • 36. Creativity Ability to connect with people
  • 37. “Someone who is friendly and open minded. A team player with a lot of enthusiasm.”
  • 38. “Someone who has good personal relationship skills and knows how to manage resources.”
  • 39. “Someone who has interpersonal skills and can clearly say why they want to be part of the non-profit. They need to be flexible (it may not be a 9-5 job), compassionate, sensitive, organized, empathetic and they need to have strong communication skills.”
  • 40. “Someone who is literate, relates well, cares and has strong ethics.”
  • 41. “Someone who is ethical, adaptable, a good communicator, resilient and has the willingness to be flexible with their skills and their schedule.”
  • 42. “Someone who wants to have a positive impact and make a difference. We need people who want to work with people and better the world.”
  • 43. We will see many retirements in senior management positions.
  • 44. Fundraising will continue to be high profile. People are starting to see fundraising as a first career option, and as government funding reduces, the need for fundraising grows. As seen recently, it will be interesting to see what role social media plays in fundraising in the future.
  • 45. Social enterprise is starting to gain traction. It requires community minded and socially responsible people who are able to be risk takers and entrepreneurs. What is a social enterprise? • A business that is operated by a non-profit organization • The business is normally “outside" of their normal mandate • Any funds generated by the business is put back into the organization • It helps to raise funds to further support the mandate/vision of the non-profit (ex. Botanical gardens being a location for wedding photography)
  • 46. Experience helps you figure out where you might want to be. #1. Volunteer
  • 47. . #1. Volunteer Strategically pick where you want to do your 40 hours of community service.
  • 48. . What interests you? Be part of those organizations. #1. Volunteer
  • 49. . #1. Volunteer Talk to people who work in the sector. Take advantage of the brilliant opportunities to pick the brains of many people through volunteer opportunities. Ask people questions- don’t be intimidated.
  • 50. . Volunteer at different types of non-profits and in different roles. The sector is so vast- there are so many different sizes and types of non-profits. #1. Volunteer
  • 51. Learn about who you are, what you enjoy and what you’re good at.
  • 52. Take co-op placements with non-profit organizations: you’re helping yourself and the organization.
  • 53. Learn about different associations in our region and any training that they may offer.
  • 54. Understand the big picture trends and how non-profits fit into that.
  • 55. Work on your communication skills.
  • 57. I don’t know of any other career path that is as gratifying.
  • 58. A non-profit environment is different than a for-profit environment. It is important that you consider it as you would consider any career goal or opportunity. It is a viable option and the opportunities are varied- so don’t limit yourself.
  • 59. What are your life goals? Figure that out and then make the connection to that through a non-profit organization.
  • 61. . Rewarding is an understatement- it is a privilege to work to support community needs. The value is indescribable.
  • 62. . If you are interested in making a difference then this is the place to do that.
  • 63. . Working for a non-profit is a great way to try many different hats, and test your skills and abilities.
  • 64. . The pay is becoming more competitive.
  • 65. . Think about your personal gifts and interests and how they might benefit another person.
  • 66. • It is a professional association made up of people who raise support for a wide variety of non profit, charitable organizations. • They work to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. • They have been around for over 50 years. • AFP creates the standards for professionalism in fundraising. What is the Association of Fundraising Professionals?
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  • 68. “phil” from the Greek “to love”
  • 69. “anthropos” From the Greek “mankind”
  • 70. “Philanthropy is giving and sharing of one’s time, talent or treasure for the common good.”
  • 71. We are committed to the future of our profession- you are the next generation of philanthropists!
  • 72. Our community needs future donors, volunteers and fundraisers.
  • 73. It is important that we help you understand our community needs so you can learn how to make a difference.
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  • 75. #10. You will be part of the growing non-profit community and change the world for good! #9. Every day is different and offers new challenges.
  • 76. #8. You aren’t just raising money- you are helping people fulfill their dreams. #7. The pay and benefits are competitive. #6. You get to belong to AFP- a professional networking organization.
  • 77. #5. By doing your daily work you will make a positive impact on many people’s lives. #4. You will have excellent career opportunities with room for advancement.
  • 78. #3. You get to develop relationships with people who are interested in the same cause you are. #2. You get paid to socialize in-person and virtually. #1. You get to make a difference every day; your work matters!
  • 79. Find out what you are passionate about and see if you can get involved in the fundraising world to learn more.
  • 80. Do you want more information? www.workforcewindsoressex.com http://www.afpnet.org/