It seems many workers in the for profit sector spend their days dreaming about being a social worker, running a homeless shelter, or being the artistic director at a nonprofit theater. During my nearly 25 years in the nonprofit sector, hundreds of people have wistfully told me they would love to transition from the for profit sector to the nonprofit sector.
Since so many people have shared this dream with me, this first episode includes a featured conversation with career coach Gary Hines. Gary will share deep insights for anyone thinking about a major career shift (even for those already working in the nonprofit sector). Gary discusses:
- Recognizing skill sets that transfer between sectors
- Managing common speed bumps in the transition
- Understanding the benefits of coaching for people in career transitions
Gary Hines’ contact information is below:
Article of the Week With Marvin Webb
Marvin Webb, Chief Operating Officer at Funders for LGBTQ Issues, presents the article of the week: An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization.
We discuss how strengthening employees also strengthens your organization. We also learn about an innovative staff development practice at Marvin’s organization that provides each employee with a self-directed personal development fund. Staff have used it to attend workshops, take up yoga, and even participate in a metal working class. Be sure to listen to this segment to find out how self-directed personal development works at his organization.