Summary of Compassionate Careers
Making a Living by Making a Difference
You can make a difference in the world and still get paid.
Jeffrey W. Pryor and Alexandra Mitchell – job-placement professionals in the nonprofit world – discuss how to find a “compassionate career” working for a nonprofit or a “cause-driven” company. The US has an estimated 1.6 million tax-exempt nonprofit organizations that employ 13.7 million people. This equals roughly 10% of the nation’s workforce. Despite these statistics, most people don’t know they can earn a living while supporting causes that touch their hearts. This inspiring introduction to nonprofit careers profiles ordinary citizens as well as celebrities who found their calling in compassionate careers. It includes exercises to help you get started and offers sound practical advice. getAbstract recommends this manual to those seeking careers in the nonprofit sector and to cause-focused entrepreneurs.
In this summary, you will learn
- What constitutes a “compassionate career,”
- How to find jobs with “cause-driven” nonprofits and
- What special considerations apply to working abroad.
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