When people ask about what I do, I typically say that I have the most gratifying work. This is what drives a lot of people into helping professions, and more specifically in my case, to work for non-profit organizations. A good friend recently contributed to an excellent resource to help individuals explore non-profit careers–and these resources are FREE.
One of the most popular job search tools in non-profit is Idealist.org, and I refer many people to it. Aside from using it as a tool to find jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities, I never spent much time looking at what else Idealist.org has to offer. Their resource section for instance has all kinds of helpful information, including the e-book guides that I was mentioning. There’s one for entry-level professionals and one for mid-career changers.