Last week I spoke on the Creative Good: Breaking into the World of Nonprofits panel at the New School, hosted by NYC Creative Interns. What I love about these types of events is that they give me a sense of the big questions young people are grappling with when it comes to nonprofit careers. While conversations around passion and purpose are important, I find that young people are equally concerned with the nitty-gritty of professional life such as writing resumes, networking, and paying bills.
To that end, I am launching a short new series—Nonprofit Careers 101—that will explore some of the more basic elements of finding and enjoying your nonprofit job. Over the next few weeks I am going to answer the following questions on my blog:
- Can I live on a nonprofit salary?
- Where can I find jobs in the nonprofit sector?
- How do I start a nonprofit?
- What are some strategies for landing a nonprofit job?
- Is it possible to work at a nonprofit and still have work/life balance?
I am looking forward answering these questions and hearing your thoughts as well! Do you have other questions? Share them below! I may answer them in a later blog post or share on facebook. And if you are on twitter use the hashtag #npcareers101 to keep the conversation going.