Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Making the Transition to the Non Profit Leadership World? Patty DeDominic, coach to high achievers

Today, many powerful executives are looking for ways to make their life and work more meaningful. Some former CEO's top elected public leaders and other executive level people are turning to the non profit world to find a hungry outlet for their skills and to find ways to leverage their wisdom for good.

Doing your homework to find out what exists is always a good place to start.    Visiting websites today can give you a birdseye view of who needs what and provide more data for your search.   It used to take forever to  get this kind of research, or at least a copy of the New York Times help wanted ads to find so many opportunities.  Today, you can gather information in just a few hours that might have taken you months to gather in years past.
Best Bets for Executive Jobs (mostly executive and senior-level jobs)

A great place to start is the Center for Association Leadership.    http://www.asaenet.org/ (see Career Headquarters) Association with over 25,000 individual members who manage leading trade, professional, and philanthropic associations. Represents 10,000 associations.

Here is a listing of other helpful websites for serious leaders in transition:

http://www.associationjobs.org/ (Same Web site as www.CEOUpdate.com)

http://www.ceoupdate.com/ A premier source for up-to-date information on senior-level nonprofit jobs in trade associations, professional societies, cause-oriented organizations, and foundations.

Council on Foundations
http://www.cof.org/ A membership organization of grantmaking foundations and giving programs worldwide. Postings for all levels of philanthropic or related nonprofit positions are welcome.

http://www.execsearches.com/ Features executive, fundraising, and midlevel job postings in nonprofits, government, health care, and education.

http://www.idealist.org/ A portal for anyone interested in nonprofit careers, volunteering, and internships.

http://www.nptimes.com/ The online service of The Nonprofit Times.

philanthropy.com/jobs/philanthropy careers is the online job site of The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

OpportunityNocs.org Electronic version of a long-established nonprofit job newspaper that started in the San Francisco area.

Other Nonprofit Job Sites (may include executive jobs along with other positions)

http://www.developpro.com/ Resources for development professionals, including a jobs board.

http://www.devnetjobs.org/ A gateway to international development jobs.

http://www.deepsweep.com/ A free job posting and resume bank for nonprofit employers.

http://www.dotorgjobs.com/ A free online employment resource for nonprofits.

www.interaction.org/jobs/index.html Jobs with U.S.-based humanitarian and development organizations with positions available in the United States and overseas.

www.internationaljobs.org/hotjobs.html Mid- and senior-level positions with nonprofit and for-profit organizations, based all around the world, as well as entry-level and internship positions.

http://www.nassembly.org/ Jobs at health and human services organizations.

http://www.nonprofitcareer.com/ Job and volunteer opportunities.

http://www.nonprofitjobs.org/ Fee-based job site for nonprofit organizations.

http://www.nonprofitoyster.com/ Fee-based job site for nonprofit organizations.

http://www.pnnonline.org/ Fee-based job site for nonprofit organizations.

Regional Sites

• Atlanta: www.nonprofitgeorgia.org/jobs.html

• California (Northern): OpportunityNocs.org Individual job postings cost $80 for a 30-day listing. www.opportunityknocks.org/index.jsp (Same as OpportunityNocs.org)

• California (Southern): www.nonprofitdirections.org

• Washington, D.C.: www.nonprofitadvancement.org Center for Nonprofit Advancement Web site.

• Maryland: www.mdnonprofit.org (See “Career Bank” link for jobs in Maryland) Members can post jobs for free.

• New England: www.OpNocsne.org

• Philadelphia: www.lasallenonprofitcenter.org/research_pub/joblistings.htm

• Texas: www.cnmdallas.org/pages/employ.html

Print Publications

• The Chronicle of Philanthropy: http://www.philanthropy.com/

• The Nonprofit Times: http://www.nptimes.com/

I sincerely hope this list is helpful and not overwhelming to you.     Good data is always a great place to start your career search.    The more research you do the better prepared you will be when interviewing for executive positions in this complex technology based jobs society we life in.    

If you need help, write for a free consultation.   Sometimes talking with one of our experience career coaches can help you refocus on the best path for your transition.     Here is hoping that you find the most meaningful ways to earn your living... and that if you are a skilled leader you will consider putting your talents to work for the benefit of our growing non profit sector.     Patty DeDominic

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