Clarify your whys always, even when you want to work for a meaningful cause. Here are some of the reasons to consider working for a non-profit.
1. Ownership – If you want to do something where you get to take ownership of what you do, consider working for non-profits. Non-profits need people who can own the problems, asks for help when required and can resolve problems.
2. Initiative – If you want to start stuff, consider working for a non-profit. Non-profits offer a lot of opportunities that tests your initiative skills. Make use of that.
3. Wearing multiple hats – If you are looking for more responsibilities at work wherein you get to make your hands dirty, consider working for a non-profit. Non-profits are always understaffed so, utilize it your advantage.
4. Creativity – Resources are always limited especially, in non-profits. Under such circumstances, the more creative you are the more tasks you can accomplish. Yet another wonderful reason to consider working for a non-profit.
All these could make you less risk-averse, more fearless, possess higher self-esteem and a better communicator.
Why do you think anyone should work for a non-profit? Share a thought in the comments section.