Taking For-profit Know-how to the Nonprofit Sector
It’s no secret that an MBA is a perfect qualification for an employee seeking to work in the business world. Although business training or experience is not necessarily stressed in nonprofit organizations, this often puts them at a distinct disadvantage. The conventional caricature of nonprofits is that they attract people with lots of heart but not management skills. Why, after all, would business people and MBAs take skill sets that focus on profit and apply them to do what is literally the opposite? Promisingly, the tide is turning: People with for-profit skills are being welcomed more than ever before into the nonprofit space.