Keys to a Career in the Nonprofit Sector

I was taken aback recently when a smart, young leader of a nonprofit organization referred to me as a “senior leader” in the sector. I suddenly realized that, without even noticing, I had transitioned from being the upstart pushing for new ways of thinking and doing to the more seasoned professional valued more for my experience and wisdom than new ideas. Of course, these are not mutually exclusive, but for the moment I’ve decided to own my “senior” status and provide some reflections for people wanting to break into, or grow within, the nonprofit sector.

Social justice advocate and collaborative leader who has worked in the nonprofit sector in Los Angeles for more than 25 years. https://billpitkin.net

Social justice advocate and collaborative leader who has worked in the nonprofit sector in Los Angeles for more than 25 years. https://billpitkin.net