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Best Nonprofit Job Sites

Job Hunting Made Easier


Although finding nonprofit jobs still takes old fashioned "boots on the ground," today's online job search websites make it easy to find leads to jobs across the country. Here are our favorite sites.

1. Opportunity Knocks

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Opportunity Knocks has listings of nonprofit jobs, a Nonprofit Wage and Benefit Report, a place to post your resume, tons of helpful articles, and a list of job fairs around the country.

2. Idealist.Org

Idealist has nonprofit job listings and hosts career fairs in a number of cities. Sign up for email alerts for nonprofit jobs in your area. Look here too for lots of articles about finding and establishing a nonprofit career.

3. Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN)

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YNPN is a networking organization for the younger generation of nonprofit leaders. There are YNPN chapters across the country with thousands of members. YNPN sponsors a national leaders conference and conducts research on leadership issues.

4. Future Leaders in Philanthropy (FLiP)

FLiP is a project of the consulting firm Changing Our World. It began as a service to young newcomers to the nonprofit sector. Now, it has grown into a place for all kinds of people who work or who are interested in working in nonprofit or for good causes.  FLiP does not have job listings, but could be a good place to network and find more information about how things work in the nonprofit world.

5. Encore.org

Encore is an offshoot of Civic Ventures, founded by Marc Freedman, author of The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife.

The Encore Careers site is aimed squarely at the huge baby boomer generation, the oldest of which began turning 65 in 2011. Many people in this generation will not go willingly into passive retirement, but want to give back through volunteering or working in the nonprofit sector. Many will start their own nonprofits or become social entrepreneurs. Find encouragement, ideas, networking, and job/career possibilities at the Encore site.

6. Philanthropy Careers

A part of the Chronicle of Philanthropy website. Lots of listings of nonprofit jobs, particularly in fundraising.

7. Philanthropy Journal

Entry-level to senior nonprofit jobs in fundraising, nonprofit communication, management, and leadership. Search by category and location.

8. Nonprofit-Jobs.org

Run by ExecSearches which recruits for fundraising, mid-level and executive professionals in the non-profit, education, healthcare and government sectors.

9. Council on Foundations

Advertises nonprofit jobs in foundations. Very extensive descriptions for job postings.

10. National Council of Nonprofits Career Center

 A national database of available jobs in nonprofit organizations. There is a council of nonprofits in each state. They are a treasure trove of information for nonprofits. This list of job opportunities draws from that group of associations.

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