The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for Sector Switchers (Hundreds of Heads Survival Guides)

The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for Sector Switchers is the comprehensive resource for transitioning professionals pursuing new career options in the nonprofit sector.
Get indispensable advice, relevant strategies, and nonprofit-specific resources to strengthen your job search. Written by nonprofit career experts, The Idealist Guide is easily accessible and convenient to read. If you are a “mid-career transitioner,” a “re-careerer,” an “encore careerist,” a “bridger,” or a “sector switcher” this book is meant for you.
Topics Include:
• Why Nonprofit?
• Myths and Facts About Nonprofits
• Nonprofit Hiring Practices
• The Challenge of Sector Switching
• Self and Career Assessment
• Networking Strategies
• Evaluating Organizational Culture
• Negotiating the Best Deal
• Starting Your Own Nonprofit
• Nonprofit Speak 101
Written by the staff of with guest sections by other nonprofit experts. is the leading organization in the field of nonprofit careers. runs the website where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps to turn their good intentions into action.