NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE:
If you want to transition from a career in for-profit companies to non-profit organizations, then you need to prepare yourself mentally for the change you’ll see in your paycheck, environment, and more. Betsy Baker offers several tips to help you make the move successfully on Opportunity Knocks:
9-5 is not the norm in the non-profit world.
“Many nonprofits may start their workday later in the morning than corporate businesses but may very well be working into evening hours. There are special events, grant application deadlines, and other unusual circumstances that often lead to hours outside of 9-5.”
Physical surroundings can be very different in non-profit offices.
“Some executives making the switch are quite surprised by the frugality of a nonprofit.”
Working with other agencies is common practice.
“Folks coming from for-profit are often surprised at the amount of collaboration among nonprofits which would be viewed as competition in their business world.”
Experience and Knowledge
Business experience might be lacking at non-profit organizations but people who come from the for-profit sector have a lot to learn about the non-profit world, too.
“Every nonprofit can benefit by applying sound business principles to its operation. Some of these valuable skills include the ability to develop budgets, strategic planning, management, and the ability to lead others.”
Get the details: How to Make a Successful Career Transition From For-Profit to Nonprofit via content.opportunityknocks.org