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What's it like to work at a nonprofit?

Do any professionals in the nonprofit sector have any advice for how to jumpstart your own projects? Does it help to be involved with a nonprofit first and then attempt to branch out or to stick with a nonprofit and help shift a focus towards what you are interested in?
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Jasanpreet Kaur’s Answer

Hey Emma!


I like your question and vision behind it.


Currently, I am working in NGOs. Let me answer your questions one by one.


  1. It depends upon what sort of project you have in your mind. Also, whether you want to take it as an individual or you want to find out individuals like you who are currently working on it. Sometimes some NGOs give you a chance to start your own projects and head it depends upon if your really able to make an impact on them through it.
  2. I would say you should first get involved in the NGO whose vision is similar to yours. Mark your presence their with your commitment and determination.

Note: It is completely on you whether you want to take your own project within it or u want to have your own NGO for that.


Also, I am sure your project wont be rejected afterall NGOs are meant to serve and uplift the society.


Good Luck!

Jasanpreet Kaur recommends the following next steps:

For starting project on your own check this www.allforgood.org
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Kristen’s Answer

In my experience, having adequate resources when you're first starting out is important. I would seek a nonprofit that can support you as an employee while also having a mission that aligns with your interests. Be sure to use the interview process as a way to ask directed questions based on what your goals are (ie traveling with a career, working on specific projects, etc).

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