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Keywords

nonprofit, nonprofit organization, nonprofit sector, resiliency, service

Abstract

Will working for a nonprofit organization be a waste of an education and career? There are many false myths about nonprofits, and it's important to get the facts straight so you can do what you love without a fear of financial repercussions. In his article, "Make Money, Make a Difference," Riley Martin highlights the benefits of working for nonprofit organizations as well as some cautions to consider. As one can expect, nonprofits provide a sense of purpose for employees. But despite what many think, the pay and job-security for nonprofit jobs is the same—if not better—than that of its for-profit counterparts. If you are aware of the potential for poor management in non-profits, you can work to combat those challenges. Your hard work and positive impact may not always be praised, but nonprofits can still be a wise and rewarding career path to take.

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Marriott Student Review is a student journal created and published as a project for the Writing for Business Communications course at Brigham Young University (BYU). The views expressed in Marriott Student Review are not necessarily endorsed by BYU or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 

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