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Tips to Consider on a For-Profit to Nonprofit Job Transition

Alison Green has identified eight excellent rules for people considering switching from employment in the for-profit world to working for a nonprofit. Most, if not all, of these rules will be instantly recognizable to seasoned nonprofit professionals.

Her rules include: pay at nonprofits may or may not be as good as with for-profits; for nonprofits, passion matters, but is no substitute for competence, accountability, and accomplishment; and because some nonprofit positions are grant-dependent, it’s important to know in advance whether there’s a time clock on the budget for the position you’re considering.

Taken from NPQ Newswire | Michael Wayland | June 27, 2012 8 rules for job switchers. Read the full report here.