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Careers in Nonprofit Organizations: Articles, Journals and Books



"The Boomers' Guide to Doing (Good) Work"
Civic Ventures (

"Jobs Blog: Sites to Help You Find Openings at Nonprofits"
The Wall Street Journal's


The Chronicle of Philanthropy -
• Excellent articles and resources

Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ) -
• International, interdisciplinary journal of the Association of Researchers on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).

Nonprofit Management & Leadership -
• Focuses on the management, governance, leadership and policy of nonprofit organizations

The Nonprofit Quarterly -

The NonProfit Times -

Philanthropy Journal - or
• Online journal reporting on philanthropy and nonprofits in U.S. and abroad.
• Free job board and newsletters

PNN Online -
• "Delivers news, information, and resources" to those interested in nonprofits.
• Free access to job board.

Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) -
• Research and info to promote the exchange of ideas between nonprofit, public, and private sectors and to foster innovative solutions to social problems

Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations -
• Published by International Society for Public Sector Research (ISTR)


Cohen, Lilly and Young, Dennis R.
Careers for Dreamers and Doers: A Guide To Management Careers in the Nonprofit Sector
The Foundation Center, 1989

Colvin, Donna and Nader, Ralph
Good Works: A Guide to Careers in Social Change
Barricade Books, Fifth Edition, 1994

Hamilton, Leslie and Tragert, Robert
One Hundred Best Nonprofits To Work For
Thomson Learning, 2000

King, Richard M.
From Making A Profit to Making a Difference: How to Launch Your New Career In Nonprofits
Planning/Communications, 2000

Klein, Kim
Fundraising for Social Change
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Fourth edition, 2000

Krannich, Ronald & Caryl
Jobs and Careers with Nonprofit Organizations: Profitable Opportunities with Nonprofits
Impact Publications, Second edition, 1998

Lowell, Stephanie
The Harvard Business School Guide to Careers in the Nonprofit Sector
Harvard Business School Press, 2000

Lukas, Carol A.
Consulting with Nonprofits: A Practitioner's Guide
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, First edition, 1998

Salamon, Lester
America's Nonprofit Sector: A Primer
Foundation Center, Revised edition, 1999

Salamon, Lester
The State of Nonprofit America
Brookings Institution Press, 2003

Slesinger, Larry
Search: Winning Strategies to Get Your Next Job in the Nonprofit World
Piemonte Press, 2004

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