“Like all management professionals, nonprofit leaders are responsible for the strategies, operations, teams, and outcomes of their organizations. Unlike most for-profit companies, however, nonprofits are mission-driven organizations, measuring themselves by the impact they’re able to have on social or environmental issues like conservation, education, health, poverty, arts, and social services, among others”.
–Net Impact. Continue reading about the field here.
Premier resource for information and resources for careers in nonprofit management. Includes a job board for jobs, internships, fellowships, volunteering and organizations!
Guidestar gathers and disseminates information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. We provide as much information as we can about each nonprofit’s mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and so much more.
Strengthens the leadership of the social sector and sustains the ability of nonprofits to fulfill their missions with a talented and prepared workforce. Provides a certification and experiential learning programs for aspiring nonprofit leaders.
The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) is a movement activating emerging leaders to advance a diverse and powerful social sector. Also provides a fellowship program, a leadership conference and local chapters.
Nonprofits are a type of impact organization and, therefore, have diverse missions which can include many impact areas. Depending on your the specific impact field of interest, your educational options may vary. Many programs in public service, social work and MBAs offer programs with emphasis on nonprofit management.
Idealist Graduate School, Certificate & Alternative Education Resources
The Idealist.org Grad School Resource Center (GSRC) is designed to help anyone considering the many ways to connect their educational options with their future social change careers. By providing easily accessible advice and guidance about the graduate education landscape, the the GSRC works as an online extension of the face-to-face connections made at the Idealist Grad Fairs.
University of Tennessee Academic Programs
- Evidence-Based Management, Leadership and Community Practice
College of Business
Local Organizations and Opportunities
American Red Cross – Knoxville Area Chapter
Appalachian Service Project
Arnstein Jewish Community Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tennessee Valley
Boy Scouts of America – Great Smoky Mountain Council
Boys & Girls Clubs of The Tennessee Valley
Bridge Refugee Services, Inc
CASA of East Tennessee A Child’s Voice In Court
Catholic Charities of East Tennessee
Cerebral Palsy Center
The Children’s Center
Christian Appalachian Project
City of Knoxville Community Development Department
Clinch-Powell Resource Conservation & Development Council/ Appalachia Cares
The East Tennessee Community Design Center
East Tennessee Technology Access Center
Emerald Youth Foundation
The First Tee of Greater Knoxville
The Florence Crittenton Agency
Friends of Literacy
Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians
Girl Talk, Inc
Helen Ross Mcnabb Center
Highlander Research and Education Center
Interfaith Health Clinic
Knox County Arc
Knoxville Area Urban League
Knoxville Center of The Deaf
Knoxville – Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC)
Knoxville Community Development Corporation
Knoxville Family Justice Center
Knox Housing Partnership
Knoxville Leadership Foundation
Knoxville Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad
K-Town Youth Empowerment Network
Ladies of Charity
Legal Aid Of East Tennessee
Mental Health Association
Metropolitan Drug Commission
Redeeming Hope Ministries
Safe Families for Children
Sexual Assault Center Of East TN
Second Harvest Food Bank
Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service
Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development
Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council
United Campus Workers
United Way of Greater Knoxville
Volunteer Ministry Center
Wesley House Community Center
To identify nonprofits in other areas of the country, you are encouraged to visit the United Way for that location and search for community partners.
National Job Boards and Career Resources
NonprofitCareers.Org (Society for Nonprofit Organizations)
Nonprofit Career Network
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