Going from Corporate to Nonprofit?

What do nonprofit employers look for? Is your passion for doing good enough? What if your only experience is in the corporate world or working odd jobs you’ve held while getting your college degree?

Competition is fierce for today’s nonprofit jobs, as more and more people seek to follow their passions. How do you move from the corporate world to the nonprofit world?

Click here to read about the three things you should include on your résumé for a nonprofit job.

Nonprofit Hiring to Grow in 2015

According to results from the recently released 2015 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey, nonprofits are projecting growth this year that could surpass the corporate sector. Here are some facts from their survey:

  • The nonprofit sector is the 3rd largest employer in the U.S. that includes nearly 2 million nonprofit organizations and 10.7 employees.
  • The greatest growth is expected to be in direct services.NonprofitHR 2015 graphic
  • 49% of nonprofits reported that they’ve increased their staff size in the last 5 years.
  • Most candidates for senior/executive level positions come from other nonprofits.

Nonprofit HR directors report that most candidates for senior/ executive-level positions come from other nonprofits. Specialized job boards like NPO.net play a large role in reaching thousands of nonprofits and job seekers, making the search for a candidate to fill an open position much easier for HR staff.

Read more about the survey results and challenges nonprofits face as they grow their programs and staff.