Before I was two years old, three nonprofits changed my life forever; two adoption agencies in different countries and one hospital that helped me walk for the first time. When I was growing up in Massachusetts, my father worked as an artist and my mother ran an international nonprofit adoption agency out of our home. You could say, quite literally, I was raised in a nonprofit. As a result of this rather unusual yet highly rewarding upbringing, I was instilled with a strong sense of giving back from an early age.
During my sophomore year at the University of Massachusetts, I had a harrowing brush with death during a school break. Once again a nonprofit (hospital) came to my rescue, and the memory of this life changing event has deepened my commitment to serve others through the world of service and social impact. In 2000 I began working as a recruiter for nonprofit organizations, first in New York City, then in Washington, DC.
In 2008 I founded Jobs In Nonprofits and the Nonprofit Career Coach with the goal of “connecting the brightest hearts and minds with the best nonprofits.” We are dedicated to serving idealistic, responsible job seekers who want to have a positive impact serving nonprofit organizations . The Nonprofit Career Coach provides strategic one-on-one career coaching, mentoring, workshops and training to job seekers who want help to accelerate their nonprofit career.
You’ll find that the business philosophy of the Nonprofit Career Coach is similar to that of a nonprofit organization. We put our mission ahead of our profit margin, and we take a team approach to serving our clients. The benefit to our clients is a team of honest, hard-working, and responsive career specialists that are dedicated to serving you and the nonprofit sector.
Mark McCurdy, Founder & Chief Strategies