The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for Sector Switchers

The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for Sector Switchers

by Steven Joiner
     
 

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The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for Sector Switchers is the comprehensive resource for transitioning professionals pursuing new career options in the nonprofit sector.

Get indispensable advice, relevant strategies, and nonprofit-specific resources to strengthen your job search. Written by nonprofit career experts, The Idealist Guide is easily

Overview

The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for Sector Switchers is the comprehensive resource for transitioning professionals pursuing new career options in the nonprofit sector.

Get indispensable advice, relevant strategies, and nonprofit-specific resources to strengthen your job search. Written by nonprofit career experts, The Idealist Guide is easily accessible and convenient to read. If you are a “mid-career transitioner,” a “re-careerer,” an “encore careerist,” a “bridger,” or a “sector switcher” this book is meant for you.

Topics Include:

• Why Nonprofit?
• Myths and Facts About Nonprofits
• Nonprofit Hiring Practices
• The Challenge of Sector Switching
• Self and Career Assessment
• Networking Strategies
• Evaluating Organizational Culture
• Negotiating the Best Deal
• Starting Your Own Nonprofit
• Nonprofit Speak 101

Written by the staff of Idealist.org with guest sections by other nonprofit experts.

Idealist.org is the leading organization in the field of nonprofit careers. Idealist.org runs the website where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps to turn their good intentions into action.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Packed with useful information that can help you become an effective agent of social change and environmental healing…”
Eric Utne, Founder, Utne Reader and EarthCouncils.org

“This practical handbook is a treasure trove of information and an indispensable guide for any job seeker exploring opportunities in the nonprofit sector. Written by experienced career experts in an approachable and straightforward format, this book is a must read for anyone who wants to get to work at making the world a better place.”
—James Weinberg Founder & CEO, Commongood Careers

“Insight into the nonprofit sector, professional career advice, and clear definitions of the industry jargon—all in one well-written beautifully presented package! I endorse this book for anyone (of any age) considering a new or different way of doing meaningful work.”
—Beth Olson Associate Director, Columbia University Center for Career Education

“A comprehensive guide to everything one needs to know about the nonprofit sector brilliantly combined with a straight talk primer about how to conduct a successful 21st century job search. It is an invaluable tool for career changers at any age or life stage seeking meaningful work in a sector known more for making a difference than making a profit.”
—Linda Wiener Aging and Workforce Consultant, Age Issues Expert for Monster.com

“If your goal is to change your life’s work to a career that’s more meaningful, The Idealist Sector Switcher guide is the perfect tool to help you make the transition.”
—Lisa Napoli Journalist and Author, Three Good Thing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933512259
Publisher:
West Hills Press
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Hundreds of Heads Survival Guides
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
252
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Meg Busse has been the High School and College Coordinator for Idealist.org since early 2007. Along with creating resources like The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers, she works with career professionals and guidance counselors to connect students with opportunities in the nonprofit sector. She also presents at conferences across the country on a variety of nonprofit-related topics. Before joining the Idealist team, Meg earned her B.A. in English from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA and went on to work as an educator and coach in independent schools on the East and West Coasts. She has been an active participant in the nonprofit sector for as long as she can remember. Meg currently lives in Portland, OR, and she serves on the board of directors for the nonprofit environmental arts magazine The Bear Deluxe, writes curricula for educational organizations, and continues to edit and write grants for several local and national nonprofits. These experiences have provided an incredibly deep appreciation for the vision, passion, and dedication of those who work in the nonprofit sector, as well as a firm belief in the potential for change that underlies it all.

Steven Joiner joined the Idealist.org Nonprofit Careers Team as the Mid-Career Transitions Coordinator in 2007. He develops resources for professionals interested in transitioning from for-profit and government careers into the nonprofit sector. He has a background in teaching both in the United States and abroad, in subjects including high school English, reading skills, intercultural business strategies, and special education. Steven has a B.A. in Secondary English Education from North Carolina State University and an M.A. in International Adult Educational Development from San Francisco State University. Steven has written on subjects including the ancient sport of Sumo, international travel, classical literature, and learning styles. A lifelong learner and a career professional who has dipped his toes in many sectors, Steven finds the nonprofit sector to be the best fit (by far).

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