From Making a Profit to
Making a Difference:
How to Launch Your
New Career in Nonprofits
Whether you’re an seasoned executive or just entering the workforce, From Making a Profit to Making a Difference…” will make this often difficult and perilous transition to the nonprofit world as swift and painless as possible. Author Richard King applies his 25 years of experience from both sides of the hiring desk to guide you step–by–step through this treacherous process of leaving the profit–oriented mind set of the business community to the process–focused orientation of the nonprofit world.
“From Making A Profit To Making A Difference: How To Launch Your New Career in Nonprofits is a superb instruction guide showing how nonprofit leaders think and hire (it’s a whole different mind set than in the for–profit business world!); how to use “strategic volunteerism” with a nonprofit organization to build a job–seeking network; how to adapt a business resume and cover letter to work with nonprofits; and how to negotiate a salary/benefits package. Author Richard King also helps his readers identify the types of nonprofit work that will best appeal to them and which kinds of nonprofits or charities fit them best. Highly recommended, essential reading for anyone seeking a job or career in the nonprofit corporation field. From Making a Profit To Making a Difference is enhanced with directories of recruiters for nonprofits as well as a thorough listing of nonprofit organizations.”
What youll learn:
“While most of the skills required for success in the business world are in demand in the nonprofit universe, people who simply assume that all the nonprofit world needs is a more business–like approach are likely to crash and burn in a nonprofit job — if they even manage to find one.”
— Paul Lingenfelter, Vice President, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
From Making a Profit to Making a Difference: How to Launch Your New Career in Nonprofits makes sure that you don’t crash and burn when leaving the business world to try your hand in nonprofits. A top executive recruiter for nonprofit groups and charities, Richard King shows how to overcome all the obstacles to making this transition by clearly explaining:
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“Also useful to people already working for nonprofits who are exploring career options, this book is filled with practical advice and lists of resources. I found King’s insights on the similarities and differences between the sectors, his comments on how nonprofits work, and his advice on navigating a career transition to be most useful.”
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