I left Goldman Sachs and the private sector in 2002, and since then, I have worked primarily in the nonprofit space. To this end, I have served on Boards and Advisory Committees and joined several philanthropic-giving circles, and I currently serve as both Board Chair and the Chief Engagement Officer of Women Moving Millions (WMM). My industry is the world of nonprofits, and with over 1.5 million registered nonprofits in the United States, I’m not alone in this endeavor. It is estimated that fully 10% of the U.S. workforce is employed by a nonprofit organization, translating to a workforce of over 10.7 million people, and nonprofit employment is the third largest industry in the U.S. behind retail, trade, and manufacturing.

Jobs in this field are plentiful, but like most industries, so is the competition, so what exactly do you need to stand out? What are the hottest jobs in this industry? More importantly, what can you do to land one of them? Like most things in life, much of it comes down to money.

One of the greatest myths about nonprofit organizations is that because these entities…

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