Making a Career Transition to the Nonprofit Sector

The Making a Career Transition to the Nonprofit Sector course provides participants with the tools and training needed to evaluate and chart a new career path from the corporate world into the nonprofit sector. In an interactive format, that includes several guest speakers who have successfully transitioned their careers to the nonprofit sector, the following topics will be covered:

  • An overview of the nonprofit sector, including key distinctions between the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, how mission drives nonprofit organizations, the different revenue streams that support nonprofits, and pros & cons of working in the nonprofit sector
  • Identifying transferable skills from paid and volunteer work that could lead to potential positions in nonprofit organizations and developing a description of an ideal next job
  • Using information interviews to conduct research and build a network
  • How to find potential job openings and research organizations
  • Writing effective resumes, cover letters and follow-up correspondence as well as developing an elevator pitch
  • Navigating the interview process, including preparation and follow-up, negotiating compensation, and evaluating whether a particular job is an appropriate fit

Students will develop and receive instructor feedback on resumes and cover letters, and will learn how to hone their networking and interviewing skills.

This is an on-campus program. Class size is limited to 12.


5 days. 12 Hours. Dates: TBD

Practitioner: Karen Caruso
Full price: $396

Other related programs Not-for-Profit Budgeting for Sustainability and Cash Flow Planning
More certificate programs for individuals