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Training Course

From Passion to Purpose: Starting a Nonprofit Career

Recorded Webinar
60-90 minutes

Whether you’re a student or seasoned professional, entering the nonprofit sector is no easy task.  You may wonder if your skills directly translate to a helping role, or you may wonder about the risk of burnout.  In this webinar, Nonprofit Career CoachTM Mark McCurdy shared tips for turning your passion for helping into a career of purpose, and provided a sneak peek at his Careers for Purpose Toolkit.


  • Examine your motivation for choosing a nonprofit careers
  • Learn common dynamics/stresses of nonprofit careers
  • Identify resources to explore nonprofit career opportunities
  • Receive tips on creating and improving your nonprofit resume

INTENDED AUDIENCES:  This webinar is ideal for:

  • Students
  • Mid-career Professionals
  • Start-up Founders
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Volunteers


An inspiring leader, author, in-demand speaker, trainer and one of the first nonprofit career coaches in the country, Mark McCurdy has helped over 4000 professionals accelerate their nonprofit careers and has also assisted nonprofit organizations in unearthing skilled human capital. Mark has also worked in the nonprofit sector focused on workforce development issues at one of the largest employment centers in Massachusetts, The Work Place. He is currently Chief Purpose Officer and Founder of Careers for Purpose and the Nonprofit Career Coach, a boutique company helping job-seekers, social enterprises and nonprofit organizations fulfill their missions.

How it works:

Within one business day of your registration, you will receive an e-mail with a link to create your online account at our eLearning platform, Bridge.

Bridge is mobile- and desktop-friendly and only requires a web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, or the latest version of Internet Explorer). Visit Bridge for more information on accessing courses, on navigating through a course and on technical requirements.

You will have access to the recording for 30 days after enrollment.

This course qualifies for 1.5 CFRE Education Credits.


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