Making a Living While Making a Difference
By Marty Nemko
It's the cry of so many job seekers: "I'd love to work for a
non-profit but the pay's so bad." True, but decent-paying
non-profit jobs may often be unearthed by those willing to dig.
What could you do today?
Good digging sites: idealist.org,
: A shortcut to a cool non-profit job is to volunteer
to serve on a nonprofit's board. Greenpeace may pass you up, but
small organizations may welcome you, especially if someone
recommends you. Even easier entre: volunteer for a non-profit's
non-governing advisory board. The easiest way into a non-profit but
the least likely launchpad to a paying career is simply to
volunteer. For opportunities, simply call your favorite non-profit
or check out Volunteermatch
If your goal is to land a job, try to get a volunteer position
where a hirer will get to observe your work.