Job Boards - Recruiters/Search Firms - Board Membership Domestic Volunteer Program
International Volunteer Opportunities Service/Career Transition Programs
Retiree Programs Job Search Advice for Sector Switchers General Job Search Advice

Job Boards

  • Idealist is an interactive site that lists nonprofit jobs, internships, events and volunteer opportunities.
  • Bridgespan offers a job board, primarily focused on nonprofit senior management roles.  The Resources section includes guides for business professionals “bridging” to the nonprofit sector.
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy has a job board, primarily focused on jobs in fundraising and at foundations.
  • Good Job connects nonprofits and top talent in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
  • Just Means is focused on companies that make a social or environmental impact.  Their job board includes positions with for-profits and nonprofits.
  • Opportunity Knocks is a national online job site focused exclusively on the nonprofit community.
  • Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale & effectiveness of impact investing.
  • Next Billion posts professional jobs, fellowships, and internships relevant to the development through enterprise space.

Recruiters/Search Firms 

This list includes select recruiting/search firms that are focused on the nonprofit sector:

  • Commongood Careers provides recruitment and hiring services for social entrepreneurs, and resources for socially driven jobseekers.  The Knowledge Center includes articles, resource directory and a blog.
  • LeaderFit helps nonprofits attract and retain the right people to achieve their objectives.
  • MBA Non-profit Connection provides nonprofit job postings to MBA students and alumni.
  • Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group offers executive search in the nonprofit, academic, and public sectors.  They also offer services for jobseekers looking to make a transition.
  • On-Ramps is a full-service search firm that helps organizations recruit the best talent available, no matter the function or sector.
  • ReWork accepts exceptional professionals into its national talent pool, which it makes available to social-enterprises, nonprofits, and companies making a measurable social or environmental impact.

Board Membership

  • BoardNet is an interactive website that matches individuals interested in board service with nonprofits looking for a new board member.
  • BoardSource is dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service.
  • Board Assist is the leading matching resource for the New York nonprofit community.
  • Blue Avocado is a nonprofit online magazine for community nonprofits – includes Board Café column about making the most of board service.

Domestic Volunteer Programs 

  • Compass DC: Through pro bono strategic consulting, Compass strengthens the capacity of Greater Washington DC nonprofits. Volunteers are typically MBA alumni from top business schools.
  • The Taproot Foundation matches volunteers with pro bono projects at nonprofit organizations.  Volunteers play a specific role on a 4-5 person project team.
  • Volunteer Match enables volunteers to search for volunteer opportunities based on different criteria.
  • Bankers without Borders is Grameen Foundation’s global volunteer initiative, connecting private individuals and companies with microfinance institutions and other organizations serving the poor.

International Volunteer Opportunities 

  • The Kiva Fellows Program offers individuals an opportunity to travel abroad and witness firsthand the impact and realities of microfinance, by working directly with a host microfinance institution (MFI).
  • Peace Corps: More than 195,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation.
  • TechnoServe‘s volunteer consultant program engages select business professionals for three- to 12-month-long projects, generally based in the developing world.
  • World Volunteer Web offers a list of organizations that offer international volunteering opportunities.
  • Bankers without Borders is Grameen Foundation’s global volunteer initiative, connecting private individuals and companies with microfinance institutions and other organizations serving the poor.

Service/Career Transition Programs

  • AmeriCorps: Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups.
  • The Broad Residency is a two-year leadership development program that places participants into full-time high-level managerial positions in school districts and charter management organizations (CMOs), where they can have an immediate impact on the education of America’s students. The Residency is designed for individuals with an advanced degree, at least four years of work experience and a successful track record of leadership and/or management.
  • City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them skills and opportunities to change the world.
  • The New Sector Residency in Social Enterprise serves clients by recruiting, training, and supporting competitively-selected recent college graduates and young professionals to complete projects in all practice areas over the course of a full year.
  • Teach for America recruits outstanding recent college graduates of all majors and career interests and working professionals to commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools.  They invest in the training and professional development necessary to ensure their success as teachers in our highest-poverty communities.

Retiree Programs

  • Civic Ventures is the leading voice on baby boomers working for social change as their “encore” career.  They are currently piloting an Encore Fellows program in the Silicon Valley.
  • Experience Corps is a national program that engages people over 55 in tutoring and mentoring for youth.

Job Search Advice for Sector Switchers

General Job Search Advice

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