Seven Ways to Become a Nonprofit Executive:
The nonprofit industry is one of the most competitive sectors of business known to professionals in this current day and age. From fundraising to organizational development there are always ambitious characters with similar credentials everywhere. So how do you set yourself apart? If you’re looking to improve or build your resume and become a higher paid, more effective nonprofit executive here are Seven Ways to Become a Nonprofit Executive.
1. Become a Certified Nonprofit Executive
Get the credentials for the position of your dreams by taking fully developed, capacity building courses to become a nonprofit executive, development executive, or a nonprofit consultant. These courses are recognized by employers in the nonprofit sector and show your serious commitment to growing the capacity of nonprofits. They come with a personal certificate stating your achievement and give you the opportunity to add more to your business cards, letterhead and the most important of all- resumes! For more information on the credentialing process, you can get started by VISITING HERE.
2. Become a NANOE Governor
NANOE Governors have formed a working group that will refine, improve, and strengthen a new set of governing guidelines that supercharge nonprofit capacity-building. NANOE Governors will be provided exclusive access to New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofit (Second Edition) and will review, expand and/or redact over 60 key practices that ensure a new set of competencies emerge that increase sector impact. To become a NANOE Governor VISIT HERE.
3. Join a Super Network of Industry Professionals
You’re not alone! Join a wide-array of industry professionals just like you from all stations within the public, private and charitable sectors. You need access to vendors, CEOs, staff members, administrators, donors, board members and clergy who work or volunteer in the human welfare, education, healthcare, arts, animals, environmental and/or public benefit sectors.
4. Subscribe to Popular Nonprofit Magazines to Stay Current!
It’s not easy working a full-time job in the nonprofit sector because every day new information is released regarding advancements, changes and associations in the charitable organization community. Instead of spending hours looking and reading updates online you can have an update emailed to you daily through a magazine or news update such as the 501c3.Buzz Magazine. This subscription starts your every week off with an email about current nonprofit events so that way you can stay up-to-date without wasting time.
5. Attend popular Capacity Building Conventions & Expos
The best way to familiarize yourself with the nonprofit industry and boost your experience is by attending popular conventions and expos like the NANOE Board of Governors’ Convention & Expo in Charleston, SC. This convention features leaders in the industry such as Diana Ruano, Cathy Parker, Gail Giarratano, Kathleen Robinson, Jimmy LaRose and of course, America’s volunteer, Charlotte Barry. What can be better than gaining expert advice from the biggest experts in the industry?
6. Get Access to an Online Capacity-Building Resources
Imagine a digital library with over thousands of pages of source material about cutting-edge capacity building techniques. Having access to something like this can not only help you pass credentialing exams, but it can also advance your daily work by acting as a reference for you. Use a Capacity Builder Library to source new ideas, materials and strategies for your nonprofit’s benefit.
7. Obtain your Publishing House Privileges (so you can publish your own book!)
The last step to improving your resume, setting yourself apart and getting that next big executive position is something that you probably thought you couldn’t do: write your own book. With publishing house privileges you can learn how to write, publish, print and promote your own book. It’s never been easier to bring your original ideas to the marketplace! To learn more about how you can make this possible view some membership packages here.
So how do you start to set yourself apart from other nonprofit professionals? With the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) you can obtain a membership that does all of this for you and so much more. NANOE has obtained their information and best practices from a plethora of established, charitable organizations around the nation.
Some of these organizations include: the Alabama Association of Nonprofits, Colorado Nonprofit Association, Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement, Idaho Nonprofit Center, Kentucky Nonprofit Network, Maryland Association of Nonprofits, Michigan Nonprofit Association, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, National Council of Nonprofits and so many more!
NANOE can take you far and wide with many new opportunities and achievements for your resume that you may have never thought was possible. With their modern-day best practices for capacity building, you’re guaranteed to find success and become a nonprofit executive. To learn more about “Five Ways to Become a Nonprofit Executive” join NANOE by VISITING HERE.
“Seven Ways to Become a Nonprofit Executive” is an installment in NANOE’s ongoing Video Blog Series.