Working for a Cause: Large Nonprofits

Overview of the Nonprofit Sector



An Explanation of Nonprofit Careers (1:47)


Celebrate nonprofits (1:17)


Additional Resources


Connect with Panelists from our Emerging Markets Panel

  • LinkedIn - Most of our Emerging Markets panelists have accounts on LinkedIn, and may be available to connect through this platform. 
  • Cal Poly Career Connections - Many of our Emerging Markets panelists are also alumni, and may be part of of the growing Cal Poly Career Connections community. Current students and alumni are able to connect through this exclusive online networking and mentoring platform.
  • Panelists at our Working for a Cause: Careers in Large Nonprofits event included:
    • Erica Burns, Lead Employment Services Specialist at Goodwill Central Coast
    • Jennifer Flachman, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of South San Luis Obispo County
    • Megan Rivoire, Regional Coordinator at AmeriCorps VIP in SLO County, and Coordinator for the Cal Poly Center for Service in Action
    • To learn more about these panelists' backgrounds, check out their biographies on this event handout

Cal Poly Programs and Resources


Cal Poly Clubs


Sample San Luis Obispo Area Nonprofits


Professional Associations and/or LinkedIn Groups


Sample Job Titles

  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Community Service Project Coordinator
  • Advocacy Director
  • Community Relations Director
  • Community Outreach Advocate
  • Community Organizer
  • Grant Writer
  • Program Director
  • Volunteer Resources Administrator
  • Accountant
  • Event planner
  • Programmer
  • Researcher
  • Salesperson
  • Teacher


Sample Organizations


Lists of Nonprofits

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