Explore Nonprofit Careers

Young people everywhere are launching social-impact careers with a single goal in mind: making the world a better place. Working within the nonprofit sector (a vast network of more than one million organizations), they are finding opportunities to use their talents and creativity to take on some of the world's most pressing social issues. Employment in the nonprofit sector continued to grow every year over the last decade (even during the recessions). Growth in wages and employment outpaced both business and government. There are 1.6 million registered nonprofits in the U.S. 10.7 million people in the U.S. work for a nonprofit organization - that's 10% of the U.S. workforce The number of registered public charities increased by 42% during the last decade Types of Nonprofits: Arts, Culture (museums, theaters, cultural organizations) = 10.8% Education (colleges and universities, private schools, booster clubs, financial aid groups) = 18.2% Environment, Animals (conservation organizations, zoos) = 4.5% Healthcare (hospitals, health care facilities, mental health organizations) = 12.1% Human Services (food banks, homeless shelters, youth sports, family or legal services) = 34% International (organizations serving people or causes outside of the U.S.) = 2.1% Public, Social Benefit (civil rights or advocacy organizations, foundations) = 12% Religion-Related (organizations with a religious focus, other than houses of worship) = 6.4% Turning Passion into a Profession The nonprofit sector offers a variety of career opportunities for those with a passion to change the world. Because of the vast number of organizations, there is also a wide range of job types (and titles).

Change the World: Exploring Careers in the Nonprofit Sector

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