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Plenty of people switch from the private to the nonprofit sector hoping to make a difference. But what happens when you go for the sector switch and land in unfamiliar territory? The for-profit and nonprofit worlds have some noteworthy distinctions—and similarities—that make this change both compelling and surprising. This article is the third in a […]
Research on successful leadership has shown that the combination of warmth (caring for others) and strength (being competent at your job) can be powerful. These skills answer two critical questions: What are this person’s intentions toward me?” and “Is he or she capable of acting on those intentions?” You may already be known for either […]
A sense of fulfillment can be so integral to your overall happiness that we recommend routinely gauging your job satisfaction on a regular basis. One way to do this is through passive job hunting, which means that even if you’re not actively looking or applying, you’re open to learning about opportunities.
This article, the second in a series on sector-switching, covers strategies you can use to set priorities and balance competing demands in your new nonprofit position. Here’s why and how priority-setting might look a bit different at nonprofits.