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Career Options

Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations

Career Options

Most nonprofits look to hire people with a broad range of transferable skills. Soft skills, including being entrepreneurial, having a positive attitude, working collaboratively, and being resourceful in a resource-constrained environment are all key to building a successful nonprofit career. Hard skills in writing and research are also critical to grantwriting and philanthropic work. As you explore a career in nonprofits, visit the MacArthur Foundation resource center.

Students who earn a certificate in the Nonprofit and Philanthropy program will be well-positioned to contribute their new and existing skill set across a number of professional roles.

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