We receive many inquiries from emerging nonprofit leaders – mid-career professionals, those new-to-the-workforce, and those coming from the for-profit sector – about advanced education in nonprofit management.
This two-part series focuses on considerations and options. We’ll post regional degree options as a follow up to this piece shortly.
As with all nonprofit planning processes, this question breaks into two questions – what do I need to do based on where I’m at and my goals? and, with that understanding, what are my options?
These questions include various shades of the following questions:
Do I need another degree? Will I be able to use my undergraduate degree, on-the-job experience and skill-specific training to advance in my career? Is this the right time?
What degrees are available in our area and which are most suitable to my career path? What practical information can I get about applying, financial aid, and student loan debt? How will I pay for this?
Who can talk to me about career planning? Who has experience with some of these particular options?
Happily, you have access to some quality, reliable, and authoritative resources to guide your decision making process. Continue reading