Monday, April 21, 2008

For Young Professionals

Some good resources from IDEALIST

Nonprofit Career Resources

The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers

A free, comprehensive online career guide with chapters on assessment, networking, negotiation, and much more!


The Idealist Guide Self-Assessment section:

Career Tracks and Four Lenses:

Financial Assessment guide:


Realtime networking events

Idealist Groups:

Green Drinks:

Young Professionals of America (YPOA):

World Affairs Council-Young Professionals Network:

Young Women Social Entrepreneurs (YWSE):

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN):

Online networking

These can be great networking tools but only if used responsibly!




Information about the Non profit sector—Search over 7,000 jobs, 11,500 volunteer opportunities, and 1,500 internships:

Sign up for personalized email alerts:

NYU Wagner School of Public Service professional associations:

Publications to read

Chronicle of Philanthropy:

Stanford Social Innovation Review:

Nonprofit Times Weekly:

Blogs to check (there are plenty of others, but these are a good start)

Idealist blog (on our homepage, left side):

Social ROI:

Mission Based Management:

Nonprofit Blog Exchange:

Have Fun*Do Good:


Research to peruse

Ready to Lead: a new survey on next generation nonprofit leaders:

Stepping up or Stepping Out: a YNPN survey on the readiness of next generation nonprofit leaders:

Find jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities

CommonGood Careers:



LBVision Volunteer Center:

United Way:

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