Center for Nonprofit Management to host Dec. 5 program for retirees thinking of working in the nonprofit sector
“Successful Professionals Achieving in Nonprofits,” a one-day program that will help retirees and those nearing retirement identify where their expertise and experience may fit in a nonprofit organization, will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 by the Opus College of Business’ Center for Nonprofit Management on the University of St. Thomas campus in Minneapolis.
The Center for Nonprofit Management reports that an estimated 78 million American baby boomers plan to work beyond retirement age, with half interested in exploring “encore careers” in nonprofit and charitable organizations.
The Dec. 5 program is designed for those with experience in corporate, business or public fields who are interested in exploring the nonprofit sector.
Course participants will explore nonprofit leadership, management and board work and take part in:
- Interactive breakout sessions covering nonprofit practices, the Minnesota nonprofit economy, “encore career” opportunities, nonprofit leader characteristics and suggestions for making the transition.
- Discussions with accomplished professionals on their transitions from business to nonprofit leadership positions.
- Nonprofit roundtables – “speed-dating” style – in nonprofit leadership, fundraising and finance.
- One-on-one consultations between each participant and a nonprofit professional.
To date, an estimated 1.1 million boomers already have begun putting their substantial corporate experience to work in second-stage careers that allow them to explore personal interests and contribute to their communities. Bill and Melinda Gates are notable examples of successful boomers turning their skills and resources to charitable endeavors.
The registration fee for the program is $395. For more information, call the Center for Nonprofit Management at (651) 962-4600 or email email@example.com .