How to Transition to and Within a Career in the Fundraising and Nonprofit Sectors

Do you want to transition from the world of finance, law, or for-profit business to a career supporting nonprofit causes? In this two-session virtual workshop, learn how to leverage and highlight transferable skills, explore different career pathways, become familiar with various opportunities and strategies to engage with leaders in the nonprofit world, and gain an understanding of the unique needs and responsibilities of fundraisers and other positions in the sector. The second part of this workshop is dedicated to reviewing and honing your personally crafted résumé, cover letter, and transition story to be impactful and to resonate with hiring managers and organizations.


  • Overview of career opportunities within the nonprofit sector
  • Networking and identifying a mentor
  • Informational interviews
  • Telling your story; role play on your transition story
  • Introduction to your cover letter and resume
  • Education and volunteerism

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to transfer your current skills to the fields of fundraising and nonprofit causes
  • A personally crafted résumé, cover letter, and transition story that resonate with nonprofit hiring managers and organizations

Ideal for

  • Career changers
  • Professionals with an interest in working in the nonprofit sector
  • Entry-level fundraisers
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.