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Non-Profit/Public Policy

As a member of the Non-Profit/Public Policy career community, you will learn about many organizations and sectors of the job market: federal, state and local governments, nonprofit organizations (small, mid-sized, and large) and private-sector corporations. This Career Community will give you the opportunity to hear representatives from businesses, nonprofit and non-governmental organizations, interest groups, and academic & legal experts to discover how you can apply your business knowledge, skills, and passion to pursue an impactful and fulfilling career.

Passionate Perusal: The Nonprofit Approach Week 6

For this last week, I want to leave you with some last advice and resources to aid you in your pursuit of nonprofits.

I have found that there are many ways that you can incorporate nonprofits into your classes at Bentley. In addition to the specific nonprofit classes, there are several classes that work directly with nonprofits as part of the curriculum. I am taking Intro to Management Consulting Skills (MG 341) and we are doing a semester long project …

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Passionate Perusal: The Nonprofit Approach Week 5

Winter break (or summer) is a great time to get some hands on experience with nonprofits. Find an organization whose mission aligns with your interests and volunteer some of your break to get involved.

I have spent a week of all of my winter breaks volunteering with Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief and in the process found a passion of mine that I didn’t know existed. Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief provides relief to victims of natural disasters in two phases: cleanup …

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Passionate Perusal: The Nonprofit Approach Week 4

Bentley offers a variety of classes that focus on nonprofits, some of which are required for the nonprofit minor. I have taken both Marketing for Nonprofits (MK 366) and Theory and Management of Nonprofits (MG 365). Governmental and Not-for-Profit Reporting (AC 331) is also offered. These classes are a great way to learn more about the nonprofit industry and they also provide a way to learn more about specific nonprofits and even get involved with some.

In my management class, …

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Passionate Perusal: The Nonprofit Approach Week 3

The summer is a great time to grow your nonprofit network and put the skills you are learning at Bentley to use. It can be difficult to find a paid internship at a nonprofit so what I decided to do was work part time for a local software company and spend my extra time interning at the local United Way. I used connections that I had made during high school in order to secure the position. Just about all nonprofits …

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