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Difference Between Non-Profit & Corporate Business?

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How is working for a non-profit organization different from working for corporate (i.e.: the finance industry)?

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Q#313 Variance in bus. goals leads 2 diff. mgmt. styles, comp. pkgs., & advance oppty. NP red tape vs. FP focus bottom line. (@DebraWheatman)

Q#313 Nonprofits raise $; corps sell. NPOs plow $ over expense in2 pgm/endowment, corps reinvest/dividend. (@juliaerickson)

Q#313 NPOs focus on mission/public good, want employees committed 2 mission; corps less. Comparable pay now. (@juliaerickson)

Q#313 Usually lower pay, slower pace in exchange for the chance to provide some form of social good. (@gradversity)

Q#313 I work in a nonprofit, and it usually moves slower than a for-profit org. Pay is lower. Depends on org. (@beneubanks)

Q#313 Not much diff. Both r businesses, but non-profit sometimes have to “make it work” w less financial resources avail. (@kgrantcareers)

Q#313 Some NPs have great people w/ great passion & vision but not always the same competitiveness and ambition as corporate. (@TaiGoodwin)

Q#313 Non-profits usually have tighter budgets & need resourceful employees, but work is personally rewarding! (@jtodonnell)

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