For some, it is easy to enter into the nonprofit world. But for many it is an “ideal”, a dream, or a passing fantasy that is tough to realize.

There seems to be a common thread among nonprofit seekers. They want to do more. They want to feel like they are doing something for their community. They want to make a difference.

Often theses “wants” can’t be fulfilled in the for-profit corporate world. But transitioning into a position at a nonprofit can seem scary. There are lots of concerns that run through our minds:

  • Will I make enough money?
  • Will the work be challenging?
  • How do I pick the right organization?
  • How do you find the right position?
  • What qualifications do I need?
  • And again… will I make enough money?

In this podcast I talk with Rick Sleutaris, Co-director at Open Connections in Pennsylvania. He talks about his personally story of working for Gore (a.k.a. Gore-tex), with a Masters in Business Adminstration, and how his desire to do something else, lead him to the nonprofit world.

This is a great story that many will be able to relate to. For those seeking the nonprofit expereince, this will help inspire and comfort you along your journey.

Resourses

Open Connections Website: www.openconnections.org

Idealist Website: www.idealist.org

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