Posted by Willy Franzen on March 28, 2010. Jobs updated daily.
The reason that I started One Day, One Job is that I think that the career discovery process sucks. It’s not easy to figure out what’s out there if you don’t have a clear idea of what you want to do. Hopefully I’ve improved the process for some of you at least a little bit. I’d love to something similar for non-profit discovery, but that’s not in the plans right now. I’m thinking One Day, One Cause—a new non-profit every day with their donation and volunteer opportunities. You won’t be seeing that soon, so for now you’ll have to try GreatNonprofits. It’s a Palo Alto, CA based non-profit organization that “is the leading developer of tools that allow people to find, review, and share information about great—and perhaps not yet great—nonprofits.” They’re bringing user-generated content to the non-profit world, which is great, because most charity ratings that I’ve seen aren’t straight from the people involved with the organizations.
While I love the idea of GreatNonprofits, I have to say that their site doesn’t seem to have all that many reviews (Compete.com shows pretty solid traffic though). Their main challenge is getting people to use the site, and that seems to be a problem that they haven’t quite overcome yet. A review site is nothing without reviews, and the idea of reviewing non-profits online isn’t one that most people are comfortable with yet. That’s why it shouldn’t be a surprise that GreatNonprofits has 3 positions posted on their Idealist page. All are in online marketing and at different level (Senior to Intern). Which one you apply for is up to you, but if you think that you can help GreatNonprofits extend their reach and start gaining users, then you should certainly apply.
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