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How to Build a Successful Nonprofit Career

How to Build a Successful Nonprofit Career

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An example may be the president of Xerox, Ursula Burns; she came for the first time at Xerox in 1980 and worked for 30 years to become the first African-American President of the corporation. Isn’t 30 years a long time? I don’t know about you, but for me, it seems like forever. The awesome thing about working in the non-profit sector is that in order to attain a leadership position, you don’t really have to work your butt off for 30 years. That’s because the career advancement in the nonprofit sector is not linear. It can happen much faster if you innovate your non-profit career. If you consider building a successful non-profit career, here are just a few ideas that might help you along the road. An example may be the president of Xerox, Ursula Burns; she came for the first time at Xerox in 1980 and worked for 30 years to become the first African-American President of the corporation. Isn’t 30 years a long time? I don’t know about you, but for me, it seems like forever. The awesome thing about working in the non-profit sector is that in order to attain a leadership position, you don’t really have to work your butt off for 30 years. That’s because the career advancement in the non-profit sector is not linear. It can happen much faster if you innovate your non-profit career. If you consider building a successful non-profit career, here are just a few ideas that might help you along the road.
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michealbgilmore@gmail.com michealbgilmore@gmail.com ; thalia.silver@ncvo.org.uk
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In almost all industries, there is an already determined path to any headship positions. The most realistic way for you to achieve a leadership position is by starting out as a summer intern and working your way up the ladder until you reach your desired position. This may take up to 30 years.

An example may be the president of Xerox, Ursula Burns; she came for the first time at Xerox in 1980 and worked for 30 years to become the first African-American President of the corporation.

Isn’t 30 years a long time? I don’t know about you, but for me, it seems like forever. The awesome thing about working in the non-profit sector is that in order to attain a leadership position, you don’t really have to work your butt off for 30 years.

That’s because the career advancement in the nonprofit non-profit sector is not linear. It can happen much faster if you innovate your non-profit career. If you consider building a successful non-profit career, here are just a few ideas that might help you along the road.

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We hope that this article motivated you enough to immediately start looking for a nonprofit non-profit job. Remember. These kinds of jobs are not for everybody. These are jobs for people who want to dedicate their lives for the well-being of others. If you see yourself as a kind and enthusiastic individual, stop wasting your time and start working on your career at a nonprofit company.

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