Monthly Archives: August 2010
|August 30, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Management||
Heather Carpenter at the blog Nonprofit Leadership 601 has posted a thorough, highly informative overview of various graduate programs and corresponding degrees that are focused on the nonprofit arena.
The post, Setting the Record Straight About Nonprofit-Focused Graduate Degrees, reviews the type of degree that may be best for your career goals (executive leadership, policy work, direct service) and provides a table of over 50 nonprofit-focused programs across the country. A fantastic resource and a great blog!
|August 26, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Management, News||
The Philanthropy News Digest Blog Philantopic has an intriguing post up – Emerging Adulthood: Life Stage or Fad? – that examines the issues raised in the recent New York Times article, What Is It About 20-Somethings? by Robin Marantz Henig. According to the post, while the topic of “emerging adulthood” is primarily theoretical at this point, the potential repercussions for the nonprofit sector makes it a highly relevant one.
I agree that this new concept is something that nonprofits should be thinking about. Is Generation Y a segment of the population that will need a particular set of services to assist them through (or after) a difficult transitory period of their lives? These times of transition or transformation are often exciting and challenging – full of both opportunity and uncertainty. But, in a stagnant if not downright dour economy, the opportunities are few and far between, leaving more (and more severe) uncertainty, and less excitement. Is this a potential niche for nonprofits or merely a generation finding it’s way?