Do you feel called to engage in non-profit work, the service to the community, or the giving of yourself to aid others? Career success in the non-profit realm can be measured by the difference we make in others’ lives; the changes we see come about in our community, or in improvements we bring to the organizations we serve. Yes future employers want to hear how much you have raised, how many staff you have managed, and what experience you have working within a development committee, but for you personally, looking back on your work history, you need to be able to identify the changes you have brought about, where you added significance. Those who are engaged in nonprofit careers, volunteer on committees, and serve on board are sustained by the feeling that their lives make a difference.
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Article by: David Snyder, Principal – San Francisco