Recruiting excellence for the nonprofit sector

Considering a Transition to Nonprofit?


As executive placement professionals working exclusively in the nonprofit sector, we receive a number of calls each week from people inquiring about how to cross the bridge from the corporate to the voluntary, charitable, or nonprofit sector.

If you’ve decided to make the journey, here are some suggestions how to begin, and how to make the trip a successful one.


Know the Territory

To ensure your career transition is successful, you need to make a commitment and invest in the journey. Individuals of all ages and in all types of positions will need to put some concentrated time, effort, and financial resources into crossing the bridge.

You should know that nonprofits, like any other workplace, vary substantially in their financial resources, working environments and organizational culture. If you make the transition, keep in mind that a nonprofit may not necessarily be the kinder, gentler place that you may think it will be. Non-profits may have different pressures than the ones you may be accustomed to, but they are still pressures.


Map the Journey

If you do decide to make the journey, here are some steps that you can take to ensure that it goes as smoothly as possible.

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