29 Mar Consider a Career in the Nonprofit Sector
Why Work for a Nonprofit?
The first thing you’ll learn about working for New Hope is that we are an organization with a shared mission. This is true at most nonprofits. If you’re looking for a career change that will make a difference in your life and in the lives of others, you’ll likely find the right opportunity somewhere in the nonprofit sector. So why should you consider a nonprofit career?
Do a Good Job
Whether you work for a small organization and where a lot of different hats, managing a variety of business functions and services, or you have a more specialized role at a larger organization like New Hope, the best part about working in the nonprofit sector is doing work with a larger purpose. Most people want to do well at work, but it means so much more when you get to truly do good at work.
Whatever your role, the impact of your work is often visible when you work for a nonprofit, especially when you work with an underserved population. The most fulfilling part of a nonprofit job is serving others who need it. There’s more to consider when looking for a job, of course, but this is the number one reported reason that people choose to work at New Hope of Indiana: the fulfillment of giving back.
Connect to Your Community
When you are a part of the nonprofit network in your community, you get to know your community needs and you learn more about the resources that are, or are not, available there. In Indianapolis, New Hope of Indiana is just one of dozens of nonprofit organizations seeking to provide support to members of our community. But because of the nature of our work, we are blessed to have other nonprofit partners as well as partners outside of the nonprofit space who make our community a better place.
Educate and Advocate
Working for a nonprofit that serves a mission that you are passionate about is a great way to gain a platform to inform and educate others about your cause. As a member of #TeamNewHope, you’ll even be able to raise your voice for others who may not be able to speak up for themselves. It’s a great feeling to be able to advocate for someone else in the community.
Nonprofits and Corporations Are Not So Different
At the end of the day, a career in the nonprofit sector might not look that different from your work at a corporation. While nonprofits don’t operate with the same goals and motives as most businesses, both types of organizations aim to serve a client and to solve an issue. Most skills like problem-solving, communication and client or customer service are transferable and can help you be successful in either environment.
If you think a career in the nonprofit sector might be right for you, we hope you’ll consider joining New Hope of Indiana. Learn more about joining our team and browse our current openings to find the right role for you. You can make an impact in your community today.