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tynamite's answer « Why hire people with nonprofit experience?

If someone has a background working for a nonprofit - what have you learned about them? Is the common conception - people with nonprofit experience tend to care more about social good, and less about the bottomline - of any merit? What organizations at what point in the developments should put a lot of weight on potential hires with nonprofit experience? How does nonprofit experience translate to cause marketing? Does nonprofit experience even matter? Why Hire People with Nonprofit Experience?
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From what I understand, non-profits still have to pay tax and they may pay their employees a wage. But with the primary focus being to help society rather than to take extract money from it, it places ethics above profits.

Personally I have work experience working in a nursery, neurosurgery ward, and jobs magazine. My mum is a counsellor who works for a non-profit charity.

What I find, is that people who have non-profit experience have vocational hands-on experience with the task at hand, and that they are more dedicated with their work, as they don't care so much about the money.
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