For those feeling burnt out, unfulfilled, and lacking in purpose, a move into the non-profit sector often seems like a positive shift. I have talked with a few senior people in my network lately who have been considering new opportunities in this sector, and in this episode, I’ll be sharing about that. Regardless of your motivations for wanting to transition from corporate to non-profit, there are some important things to know and keep in mind before making the leap.
Many people dive in headfirst without truly seeking to understand the key differences between the sectors, which can cause problems if you’re not careful. Listen in as I discuss some of the important things to keep in mind when choosing a non-profit, including where you may need to be more adaptable in order to succeed.
What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:
- Why people are thinking more about moving into the non-profit sector.
- The importance of knowing your motivations and passions.
- Different challenges that pop up when moving into a new sector.
- Why going in with the right attitude can make all the difference.
- How networking is key to a successful transition.
Ideas Worth Sharing:“When you are moving from corporate to non-profit, you may have to sell your skills a little differently.” - Sandra D'Souza Click To Tweet “A career in the non-profit industry will present different challenges that you may not have faced in your corporate career.” - Sandra D'Souza Click To Tweet “The trick is to go in with the right attitude. While you definitely have things you can contribute, you don’t know everything about how the organization or the sector works, so you need to take the time to get up to speed.” - Sandra D'Souza Click To Tweet
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