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Welcome to the Simmons College Library guide to Careers in Non-Profit Management.  Use the tabs at the top of the page to find information on potential career paths, graduate schools, internships, job hunting resources and more.

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Market Trends

  • "Menino set to coax nonprofits into hiring"
    This Sept. 5th, 2011 article from presents Menino's plan to provide nonprofits with incentives for hiring unemployed Boston residents.
  • "Nonprofits are optimistic about hiring: are you ready to make the switch?" contributor Kerry Hannon discusses the Idealist Employment Report 2011 and its implications for the nonprofit job market. She provides tips for successfully negotiating job interviews, gaining necessary skills, building a network through volunteering, and more.
  • "Enhancing your employability for nonprofit jobs in 2011"
    Guest blogger Ellen Berry shares current trends in nonprofit hiring and highlights the skills that job seekers need in order to be successful in the nonprofit job market. The article is available through the Case Foundation, which invests in innovative nonprofits.
  • Idealist Employment Report 2011
    This survey report issued by indicates that 42% of respondent organizations plan to hire for new positions, with 69% of those planning to hire direct services/program staff. Nonprofits also want to hire people who know what the nonprofit is trying to achieve: besides skills and experience, the job qualification that was rated Very Important by 89% of respondents was an "understanding of your mission."
  • Nonprofit employment fares better in downturn
    This Sept. 16, 2011 press release by the Unemployment Services Trust notes that while employment may be shrinking in the for-profit sector, it is actually increasing in the nonprofit sector.
  • Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey 2011
    According to this report released by Nonprofit HR Solutions, 34 percent of nonprofits surveyed saw an increase in staff size, while 24 percent saw a decrease. However, of those that saw a decrease in staff size, over 60 percent plan to hire in 2011. The greatest area of job growth will be in direct service, followed by program management/support. The top two recruitment advertising sources were through formal and informal networks.

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