When you volunteer or spend your time working with a nonprofit would you prefer to do something you LOVE to do? Something that will help advance your career?
While there are many places you can help hand out tshirts and materials, or work registration desks we wanted to give you an opportunity to spend your time doing what you love to do and what you’re good at – which helps nonprofits in the short and long run.
Networking For A Cause helps 3 specific types of young professionals in these ways :
1. Gainfully employed: Are you employed (or self employed) with a busy schedule? Do you love what you do and want to give back to your community?
You can be matched with non-profits that need your skill set (PR, Marketing, etc) for short-term projects.
2. Career Transition: If you’re in career transition you could volunteer anywhere while searching. Or NFAC could match you up with a non-profit that needs your professional skills.
This way you’re working on projects, in your field, while giving back. At your next job interview you can list the projects you’ve worked on to show that while you were in transition you still kept your skills sharp (and have a new list of references)
3. College Students & Recent Grads: While you’re in college or right after graduation “getting your foot in the door” can be challenging. Employers want experience.
Networking For A Cause can help you create experience. By working with non-profits on smaller, niche projects within your field you a) gain important experience, b) give back to your community and c) create raving fans as references when you complete projects for each non-profit.
And you choose the projects based on your field of study. A PR major? That’s what you’ll work on. Marketing? You can get experience. You get the idea