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Jobs with Nonprofit Organizations



Better Business Bureau's Philanthropic Advisory Service -
• Reports on major charitable organizations, including an overview, governance information, financial data, and ratings on compliance with ethical standards.

BoardNet -
• Connects nonprofit boards and individuals hoping to serve on one.
• Offers free e-mail newsletter "Board Café" (

Board Source -
• Resources for members of nonprofit boards of directors.

Bridgestar -
• Free job board
• Provides hyperlinks to its nonprofit member organizations
• Free e-mail newsletter has excellent articles about the nonprofit sector

Career Choices -
• Lists jobs in NPOs and for-profit organizations

Center for Nonprofit Advancement -
• Free NPO job board for DC area only

Center for Nonprofit Management (California) -
• Performs annual compensation surveys of nonprofit groups in California

Charity Channel Career Search Online
• Free job board searchable by title, location, organization, and classification

Community Career Center -
• Job board with subscription charge
• Search by region, salary, job type, and title, employer, skills, and mission

Council on Foundations -
• 2,000+ member grant making foundations and giving programs worldwide
• Offers resources for philanthropic organizations, especially concerning grants.
• Free job board ( provides hyperlinks to other nonprofit job boards.

Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington -
• Covers DC area only

Deep Sweep -
• Free nonprofit job board with hyperlinks to other similar job boards. Searchable by job type (fund raising, education, finance, etc.) or location.

DotOrgJobs -
• Free job board searchable by region or type of job

• Free job board for volunteer management

ExecSearches -
• Nonprofit job board, free, Lists jobs by function, industry, and region

The Foundation Center -
• Website is a great source of information on private philanthropy in the U.S.
Philanthropy News Digest - - Collection of philanthropy-related articles from U.S. print and electronic media
• Free job board at searchable by state, job function, organization type

Good Works Foundation -
• No jobs listed but does provide some good hyperlinks to many NGOs

GuideStar: The National Database of Nonprofit Organizations -
• Free access to detailed information about the finances and management of nonprofits.
• Includes information from IRS records regarding salaries of the organizations' highest level staff

Idealist -
• Action Without Borders free job board plus e-mail updates of jobs
• Also lists job fairs, provides job search tips, and offers some great hyperlinks

Independent Sector -
• Group of nonprofit organizations
• Free job board - but do be careful of dates jobs are posted as many are old

Jobs at Nonprofits -
• Free job board
• Also features resume advice and news on benefit trends for nonprofit professionals

Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations -
• Free job board

National Assembly of Health & Human Service Organizations -
• An association of nonprofits in the fields of health and human services.
• Free access to job board.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) -

National Council of Nonprofit Associations -
• Directory of state associations of nonprofit organizations
• Many state associations publish or sell salary and benefit surveys

National Network of Grantmakers -
• An organization of individuals involved in funding social and economic justice
• Free job board

National Organizers Alliance (NOA) -
• Free job board and a job bank list serve

Nonprofit Career Network -
• Free job and volunteer boards
• Directories of NPOs and NPO service providers -
• Free job board
• Good hyperlinks to other NPO job boards

The Nonprofit Quarterly -

The Nonprofit Times - and
• Free access to jobs in non-profits all over the U.S.
• Subscription to the NPT newspaper (with some job vacancies) is a little costly, but it is published twice monthly.
• Free resources also available, including an annual salary survey (, the "NPT Top 100" profiles of the biggest U.S. nonprofits, and a newsletter

On-Line Sources for Nonprofit Jobs -

Opportunity Knocks (aka Opportunity NOCs) - or
• Free job board with good hyperlinks

Philanthropy Careers --
• Part of The Chronicle of Philanthropy
• Free job board searchable by state, organization, position, date, or field
• Offers free e-mail job ad notifications

Professionals for Nonprofits -
• Executive search group in New York City
• Offers annual salary survey and advice on NPO employment

Service Leader -
• Job list for volunteer managers, resources for volunteers

United Way -
• All branches offer a directory of nonprofit organizations that participate locally.
• Some branches perform compensation surveys for nonprofit jobs

Work 4 A Good Cause -
• Free job board for national and international jobs

The above links are for informational purposes only and in no way constitute an endorsement, expressed or implied, by the Department of State. Links to websites outside the U.S. federal government or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names are for the convenience of the user and do not constitute an official endorsement or approval of any private sector website, product, service, or privacy policy.

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