The nonprofit industry has been hard hit by the recession and slow recovery. Layoffs were abundant and demand for services has increased due to more people than ever being unemployed. For most nonprofits this mean much more work to do a much fewer resources.
If you are a nonprofit professional and seeking employment the competition is fierce. Many nonprofits would like to hire, but just don’t have the resources. Nonprofit Jobs are out there, you just have to look longer, and be willing to move if necessary. So don’t give up. Social service skills are going to continue to be needed to help pull the country out of this recession and it’s aftermath.
If you have been laid off, leverage your experience to become employed again. If you have fund raising skills highlight them in your resume, along with foundation and government colleagues and networks.
Keep you computer skills up to date by volunteering or tutoring. Or takes some classes to boost your weaker skills.
Have you always wanted to start a business? Maybe a social entrepreneurial business would be a good fit. You help others and earn a living for yourself and others. The Internet also provides a new way to help others and earn a living. You can blog or write articles for websites providing expert information that will be of benefit to others. You could become an Advice and Info columnist!