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Brandon Schembri

I really like the content below. I would agree with those courses as a good backdrop for starting your own non-profit. Additionally, I would add, connect with people who care about the same causes you do in your community. With a little digging, there are probably lots of people who can help you later on after your education. Creating teams or making friends with similar interests goes a long way, and identifying a specific population to assist and make a big difference.

Also, there are some degrees in business, or degrees specifically centered around the community or non-profit work (MPA or Community Leadership) that may be a good training ground for what you are looking for.

Best of luck to you!

Answered 1 month ago

Brandon Schembri
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Jae Suh

There are several different options you can choose, depending on which area of the non-profit field you are interested in seeking. In general, though, it would be a good idea to have some background in a few different areas, if you were interested in pursuing a long career in non-profit field of work.

Financial Planning, Marketing, and/or Non-profit Law are good courses to take, particularly if you are interested in management and/or administrative roles. If you prefer to work more with potential donors or direct contact with those that your future organization would serve, it wouldn't hurt to take a couple of psychology courses to get you familiarized with working with a variety of potential populations.

Depending on how far into the coursework you may seek, if some schools offer ethics/law type of classes, that would be a helpful course as well, especially if you are interested in venturing into a large company.

I hope this is helpful, and good luck!

Answered 1 month ago

Jae Suh