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Nonprofit Organizations & NGOs: Nonprofit Careers

Research Guide for your Nonprofit or NGO project.

Career Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Networks

85 Broads

  • 85 Broads is an exclusive global women’s network with members who live, work, and study in 82 countries around the world.

Council on Social Work Education

  • The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association representing more than 3,000 individual members, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education.

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy

  • Nonprofit resources like blogs, webpages, and education. 

Independent Sector

  • Independent Sector serves as the premier meeting ground for the leaders of America's charitable and philanthropic sector.

National Council of Nonprofit Associations

  • National Council of Nonprofits is the network of state and regional nonprofit associations serving more than 20,000 member organizations.

Network for Good

  • Donate and volunteer online with nonprofits.

Social Edge

  • Social Edge is the global online community where social entrepreneurs and other practitioners of the social benefit sector connect to network, learn, inspire and share resources. 

Social Venture Network

  • Social Venture Network inspires a community of business and social leaders to build a just economy and sustainable planet.

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

  • YNPN is a national grassroots nonprofit organization that engages and supports future nonprofit leaders through professional development, networking, and social opportunities. 

Nonprofit Careers

Careerjet Job Listings for Nonprofits

  • Nice new resource for searching open positions, worldwide
  • Link goes directly to the jobs in charities and nonprofits
  • Use options on the left hand side to narrow the search to states or types of positions

Career Resources from Michigan's Nonprofit and Public Management Center Resources

Chronicle of Philanthropy's Job Listings

  • Includes job listings as well as news about this sector
  • Sign up for Chronicle's free email listing of current jobs in nonprofit and fund raising sectors.

Crain's Detroit Business Nonprofit Classified (including job postings)

  • Great source for job possibilities with nonprofits in Southeastern Michigan.

Foundation Center Job Lists

  • The Job Corner provides listings of current full-time job openings at U.S.-based foundations and nonprofit organizations.

Idealist.org Job Listings

Independent Sector Jobs Lists

  • Job postings from member organizations

Land Trust Alliance - Careers in Conservation

  • Job postings for Land Trust Management and other careers in conservation.

Nation Council of Nonprofits

Nonprofit Career Network Jobs Listing

  • Searchable database of current openings in the nonprofit sector

NonProfit Times Career Center

  • Searchable database of current openings in the nonprofit sector

Opportunity Knocks

Nonprofit Salary Surveys

Guidestar Compensation Report

  • Very detailed report that showcases salaries broken down by a variety of geographic locations and organization types
  • Librarians at Kresge have access to this report and can share small segments per our agreement with the publisher.
  • Contact Corey Seeman or Laura Berdish for assistance

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

UM Users Link (through University of Michigan Libraries)

  • Leading weekly publication covering the nonprofit sector.
  • The Chronicle conducts surveys on salaries. 
  • See also statistics on their public website

Community Research Institute Compensation Survey for Western Michigan

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar Search