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According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, charitable organizations and nonprofits employ more than 17% of the U.S. workforce. The number of charities — 1.3 million at the current count – has increased by 150% over the past 20 years.
This story talks about how you can tap into the market. Communications skills are among those in high demand, says Penelope Cagney, author of Nonprofit Consulting Essentials: What Every Nonprofit and Consultant Needs To Know.
The key to tapping in to the market is figuring out where your passion lies and tapping in to the network that you’ve probably already built — but rarely thought about. If you love animals, chances are you already know the nonprofits in your area that help them. If you’re interested in human rights, you probably have an untapped network of organizations and people who share the same concern.