Wanting to shift your career from financial services into the non-for-profit industry and knowing how are two different things. Fortunately for FWA Members and Guests, we got some powerful advice at an event organized by the Not-for-Profit Committee titled, “Success and Significance – Second Acts for the Greater Good” on Tuesday, May 20th. The event featured Marci Alboher, author of The Encore Career Handbook and Vice President of Encore.org, who was interviewed by Sarah Murray, freelance journalist and frequent contributor on business and the environment. They talked about the rewards of a career driven by purpose and passion and provided resources and a roadmap for next steps for someone interested in moving forward.
Attendees were able to envision a career with deeper impact and gained a better understanding of the opportunities and trade-offs involved. Our speakers talked about how experience in the business world can help support future careers in the not-for-profit industry, and also the benefits of volunteering and board service such as leadership development and skills. In addition to sharing more resources in the Handbook, Ms. Alboher directed us to the Encore.org website for more information.
Ms. Alboher is a leading authority on the changing face of work and the author of One Person/Multiple Careers: The original Guide to the Slash/Career. She has created the “Shifting Careers” column, a blog for The New York Times and the “Working the New Economy” blog for Yahoo as well. Ms. Murray is a journalist focusing on business, society and the environment, and a frequent contributor to the Financial Times and Economist Group. Ms. Murray’s new blog “Mixing It Up” highlights enterprising individuals who are working to improve our lives and change the way we consume natural resources. Further, she is the author of several books and editor of The New York Times bestseller Giving 2.0 by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen.
Special thanks to the Not-for-Profit Committee, Co-Chairs Andrea Kantor and Fran Smyth, and committee member and past FWA President Betsy Werley for coordinating the program.