Pros: free membership, opportunity to expand my creativity, interaction with creative and caring people.
Cons: very long hours, working with limited budgets.
Working for a non-profit community service agency is all about relationships - with the membership, the lay leadership, the community. I learned how to deal effectively with the community at large, as well as the professional and administrative staff.
A typical day at work included setting goals, short and long term, followed by implementation. Planning – more... volunteer recruitment programs and activities to attract new members as well as retaining current members, planning fundraising projects with lay committees, preparing publicity both internal and community wide were part of my daily and weekly activities.
Overseeing the committees that carried out the planned programs was a major part of my position. Interacting with management and co-workers was part of each day. Working for a not for profit agency takes exceptional dedication to the mission of that agency and the interaction with both staff and lay leadership who have that dedication is probably the most satisfying and enjoyable part of the job. – less