3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Working For A Nonprofit

by Joan Garry

There are quite a few things that I wish I knew when I moved from corporate America to the nonprofit world. But there are three things in particular that really stick out. I share them with you in this video.

I get asked quite a lot if there were things I wish I knew when I moved from corporate America to working for a nonprofit. And indeed there are.

In fact, three of them come immediately to mind.

You see, before I became the executive director of GLAAD, I was in the entertainment business. As you can imagine, there are many major differences between these two working environments. From management styles, to the level of emotion and passion involved, to what really drives your bottom line.

Click play on the video to hear the three things I really wish I knew before working for a nonprofit. My answers might surprise you.

In This Video

  • What should you know before you work for a nonprofit?
  • What are some pros and cons of working for a nonprofit?
  • What’s the difference between working with a nonprofit vs. for-profit?
  • What should corporate America consider learning from the nonprofit sector?

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