Pros: flexibility, good people working a great cause
Cons: no room for advancement, high turnover rates, micro management, no how to manual, no training for middle management
Typical day is filled with your average work for a non-profit. I learned the importance of trusting yourself and not depending on upper management to care about you. Heavy involvement from the National Office in terms of them trying to run programs with very little knowledge of grant funding protocol. Management could be better if proper tools are in place. Too many layers of communication to filter through that is unnecessary and time consuming. Different types of people in terms of co-workers who display little to no communication skills and would rather work alone than as a team. The hardest part of the job is maintaining open communication and being a team player. The most enjoyable part is making a difference at the end of the day.