MAKING THE MOVE
Strategies for Transitioning to a Finance Career in the Nonprofit Industry
Do you have a higher calling...a passion for giving back to your community? Are you interested in mission-driven work? Or, are you just thinking of moving from the private sector to nonprofit? Motivations vary, but understanding the opportunities, the requirements, the pitfalls and nuances of finance in the Not-For-Profit world are all important before embarking on such a bold journey.
During this interactive presentation, Tim Domini, co-chair of the Not-For-Profit Special Interest Group of The FENG since 2009, will explore the transition to NFP work from other industries.
ABOUT TIM DOMINI:
During the 12 years Tim has been co-chair of the NFP SIG for the FENG, he has uncovered a number of key issues that any manager who wants to transition to NFP work should consider.
Having started in manufacturing cost accounting, publishing and professional services Tim moved to small business consulting. After four years, Tim recognized that his interests lay in mission driven work. Fifteen years ago he took over the books for The Brennan Center for Justice, where net assets grew 300% during his tenure. Tim left there 4 years ago and took the role of CFO for the New York Restoration Project - Tim resigned from his position in March and plans to find part time work in his industry.
Tim brings more than a decade of discussions about NFP networking and issues to the table in this presentation. If you are considering a similar move, you do not want to miss this presentation.
Come prepared with you introduction which should include:
1. Who you are and what you do
2. An example of a great achievement
3. A proposal for what to discuss next.
Practice your pitch and try it out with your friends at FENG - compare contrast and revise it until you hear it in your sleep. This skill will serve you long after you land your next assignment.
Alumni members are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the discussion - it is a great way to give back to the group, and to maintain and build your network.