Career Transition to Nonprofit Work

Career Transition


A professional with a background in the private sector or government and are thinking about making a change to a job that is more in line with your values and the issues that you care deeply about or returning to the workforce after parental or other leave.



Foot in the Door Consulting can support you in making your dreams of contributing to a cause you care deeply about into a professional reality. We can help demystify the different streams of employment available in the nonprofit sector and help you analyze which one would be right for you. We can help you understand the nonprofit culture, language and approach..  We can help you take charge of your job search, make yourself stand out and be an outstanding, competitive, coveted candidate..


Getting your foot in the door with a nonprofit organization


  • Strategies for navigating the nonprofit job search
  • Customized CV and cover letter review for job applications
  • Tools to realistically assess your fit with a position
  • Skills training and/or strategies for filling any gaps in your experience
  • Training and coaching to help understand the nonprofit work culture and better speak the language used in nonprofits
  • Support and strategies for getting you connected with relevant networks in the areas you are most interested in


Getting the job at a nonprofit organization


  • Interview coaching and practice
  • Strategies for negotiating salary expectations and benefits


Making the nonprofit job work for you


  • Tools and training to get oriented to your new role and develop a workplan
  • Strategies and training for creating a positive personal framework about your new role and the skills to effectively managing workplace relationships
  • Tools and training to handle and diffuse conflict in the workplace
  • Coaching, tools and strategies to increase your resiliency and personal sustainability over your nonprofit career
  • Strategies and support for transitioning back to work from parental leave or other leaves of absence
  • Coaching, tools and strategies for helping to manage professional and family responsibilities


  • Insider insight on the benefits and challenges of entering the nonprofit sector
  • An experienced and critical external analysis of your transition to the nonprofit sector based on your current skills, experience, and salary expectations
  • A dedicated, confidential space and time for you to reflect on and make conscious, informed choices about your career path
  • Increased competitive edge in your job applications, salary and benefit negotiations
  • Training and/or development of an action plan to help you fill the gaps in your skill set or experience
  • Coaching, tools and strategies to increase your resiliency and personal sustainability over your nonprofit career


We offer a variety of service delivery options to suit every budget.  Options include: one on one coaching or group coaching in-person or online, webinars, customized training programs, workshops and courses.


Contact us and we’ll work with you to develop a plan that matches your needs, budget and availability.


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