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The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers

The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers

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The
Idealist Guide
to
Nonprofit Careers
 for
 
Sector Switchers
 by
Steven Joiner 
with 
Meg Busse
 
The
Idealist Guide
to
Nonprofit Careers 
 for
 
Sector Switchers
 by
Steven Joiner 
with
Meg Busse
 and contributions from
Put Barber, David Schachter, Cathy Wasserman,Kelley Carmichael Casey, Stephen Ristau,
 and 
 Valinda Lee
© 2008 Action Without Borders, except where noted otherwise. Te entire book is available free of charge at www.idealist.org/sectorswitcher
 
The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers
  for
Sector Switchers
 
Table of Contents
Opening thoughts: Why do you want to work in the nonprofit sector anyway?
What exactly is a nonprofit? (The answer will surprise you)
Balancing act: The psychology of the job search
28
 
by
Kelley Carmichael Casey 
, PsyD, Career Counselor
Self and career assessment: The foundation of a successful job search and career
40
 
by
Cathy Wasserman
, LMSW, Career, Executive, and Depth Coach
 
and
 The Office of Career Services
 
of New York University’s
 
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Networking: Is it really all about who you know? Yes.
Become a stronger candidate: Nine ways to get out and involved
Tools for the job search: Researching 
all 
the opportunities in your chosen location
Does your work work for you? Evaluating organizational culture
Presenting yourself on paper: Resumes and cover letters
129
 
by
 The Office of Career Services
 
of New York University’s
 
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Presenting yourself in person: Interviews and first impressions
153
 
by
 The Office of Career Services
 
of New York University’s
 
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Closing the deal: Understanding benefits and the art of negotiation
Staying ready: A career search doesn’t end when you get a job
Nonprofit hiring practices: The challenges of switching sectors
191
 
with a section by
 Steven Ristau
, Career Transitions Consultant
It’s not what you think: Dispelling some misconceptions about the nonprofit world
Starting your own nonprofit: Five tips, one warning, and eleven first steps
217
 
by
Put Barber
, Senior Researcher, Idealist.org, and Editor of the Nonprofit FAQ
Closing thoughts: Know yourself, the sector, and the points of synergy
Nonprofitspeak 101: A primer on the nonprofit sector’s vocabulary
236
 
by
Put Barber
, Senior Researcher, Idealist.org, and Editor of the Nonprofit FAQ
The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers
 
  for
Sector Switchers
• Table of ContentsIdealist.org 

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