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Why 2011 is the Year to Get a Nonprofit Job

If you’ve been considering working in the nonprofit sector but worried that you might not be able to find a job that would pay the bills, now’s the time to take a more serious look.

Here are 5 reasons why this year is a good year to start “lifting as you climb” in your career:

  1. More jobs - According to the Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey 2010 External link published by the human resources consulting firm Nonprofit HR Solutions, hiring trends are on the upswing. Approximately 43% of the 500 surveyed organizations expected to create new full-time positions in response to a rise in demand for their services. Most of these were larger employers.
  2. More in need - The recession has created a huge increase in demand on nonprofits as they seek to serve a population of people who hadn’t needed assistance before, in addition to those they have typically served in the past. This need is not expected to wane, since aging baby boomers are likely to seek assistance in coming years. Additional aid is being granted to these organizations to help them meet the demand, and that means they are able to hire where they couldn’t in 2009 or 2010.

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