Written by Susan Tomlinson Schmidt, CNP
March 30, 2021 | 2 min. read
When I was first getting into nonprofit work, I had a friend who thought I was a full-time volunteer. He was a corporate bank executive and didn’t understand what we do in the nonprofit sector. It’s 25 years later and I still see him on occasion. He always asks how my “volunteer gig” is going. How many of you have found yourself in a similar situation? Defending your career choice. Explaining that nonprofit staff do, in fact, get paid. But you can’t blame my friend or all the others in our society who don’t understand what we do.