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Nonprofit, Philanthropy, and Fundraising

You've done your research, created a network, and beefed up your resume. Now it's time to hit the job market. The list below shows some organizations that often recruit IU graduates from nonprofit, philanthropy, and fundraising majors. This list also shows some organizations where recent nonprofit, philanthropy, and fundraising graduates have gone to work. Remember that an education in these majors can prepare you for a number of careers.

Potential Employers

  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra - Corporate Relations positions
  • New Hope Family Shelter - Social Work position
  • City Year Chicago - Corps Member positions
  • Adelante Foundation - International Development positions
  • World Federation of United Nations Associations - Development positions
  • Monroe County United Way - Campaign positions
  • Nonprofit
  • Development
  • Philanthropy
  • Community
  • Helping Professions
  • Social Justice
  • Teach
  • 501(c)3

Organization & Company Research Resources

When you're preparing for a job interview, it pays to do your research. Use the resources here to learn about an organization's history, business, and culture. Once you have a good understanding of what the company's about, formulate a list of questions to ask during your interview. This will show your interviewer that you're genuinely interested in the job and give you a deeper understanding of what to expect if you're hired.

IUB Library's Collection of Company Research Links

  • What is your definition of social justice/civic engagement?
  • What social justice topic are you most passionate about and why?
  • What are some of the ethical challenges faced by nonprofit organizations?
  • Provide an example of an organization/group/club that you have been dedicated to over an extended period of time, and how you helped to promote their cause.

Insider Tips

  • Get experience in development and fundraising by volunteering in the community, for the university, or within a student organization. Many nonprofits want candidates that have been committed to their community.
  • Market volunteer and community service experiences on your resume.
  • Unpaid experiences can be just as marketable as paid experiences!
  • Learn and gain experience in grant writing.

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