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Whether you are a new college graduate or find yourself thinking about a career change, you might want to consider sharing your skills with those organizations that contribute to a better life for millions in need. According to the Institute for Policy Studies at John Hopkins University, more than 10 percent of the American work force are employed by charities.
If your skills are in fund raising, finance, program management, health care or education, you are in great demand by non-profit organizations that need your talents and commitment. Do your homework! Now that you've decided on a charity career, here are questions you might want to consider:
The Association of Fund raising Professionals. You don't have to be a member to search positions or actually apply.
In the same way The Chronicle of Higher Education is deemed the Bible for academia; the Chronicle of Philanthropy gives you the most up-to-date information about philanthropy as a profession; trends in giving; and research that helps you understand how world events, the economy and government influence giving. The Chronicle of Philanthropy is one of the most comprehensive job site in the industry.
If you are interested in having a voice in changing the world, tune into www.idealist.org -- the premier resource for all levels and types of grass roots positions for thousands of socially committed non-profits worldwide! Idealist is one of the most innovative organizations inspiring thousands of professionals throughout the world who are committed to social and humanitarian causes; educational enterprises and cultural communities.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|