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31 Nonprofit Interview Questions

Question 1 of 31
Why do you want to work in the nonprofit sector when you can earn more money working in a profit driven corporate environment?
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Many nonprofit organizations cannot afford to pay the big salaries of profit-driven organizations. The interviewer wants to know that you are going to be okay with potentially earning less than the average person in your field. Talk to the interviewer about the other ways you will find satisfaction in this role.

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Question 2 of 31
At Company ABC we want to work with individuals who value volunteerism. Walk me through your volunteer experience.
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When applying for a nonprofit position you should be prepared to talk about how you give back to others, and how you contribute to your community. Show the interviewer that you can 'walk the walk.'

Question 3 of 31
At Company ABC we aim to hire individuals who can wear many different 'hats' in our organization. What other job functions could you perform?
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Every nonprofit organization seeks to hire the most diverse talent possible. This strategy saves the cost of over-staffing and creating a strain on the budget if funds are low. Talk to the interviewer about your multiple skills and abilities. Now is not the time to be humble!

Question 4 of 31
How do you encourage generosity in others; whether that be their ability to contribute financially, or with their time?
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The interviewer would like to know that you can be an active employee when it comes to fundraising and recruiting for Company ABC Talk to the interviewer about your ability to ask for donations, close a deal, or gain a commitment of time from volunteers.

Question 5 of 31
At Company ABC we prefer to hire those who have a penchant for sales and fundraising. Have you ever had a fundraising target from a previous nonprofit employer?
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Many people enter the nonprofit sector because they want to help people. What they do not realize is that nonprofit organizations also have funding needs to meet. Assure the interviewer that you will not shy away from aggressive fundraising targets.

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