Need career advice

Old 07-05-2016, 08:42 PM
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Well, there are some nonprofits out there doing the kind of stuff you're talking about. One is (or was) Wider Opportunities for Women, which is winding down after fifty years of operation, with its functions being transferred to other organizations doing similar work. There's one project I'm familiar with, called "Economic Security for Survivors"--which works to enhance economic security for survivors of crimes of violence against women. That project will continue under a different parent organization.

PM me if you want any details on that. Nonprofit work varies greatly in salary, but people who can write grants, as well as do the substantive work, are always in demand. I also know people who had established careers with nonprofits who have gone out on their own as consultants, etc.

Just another thought.

I would assume your ex will be held financially responsible for a large portion of your son's college education, won't he? I'm not sure how realistic it is to expect to double your income in a very short period of time.
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by AnvilheadII View Post
what do YOU want to do Liz?
HAHA! I would love to be a financial advisor but not to the capacity of running my own office. Yet, I see how things are run at my office and I worry that most companies are as inefficient as mine is. I swear they ran 2 software changes to our money movement/banking system this month that were poorly timed and that affected ALL customers and we're paying the price in client complaints and problems with systematic payouts.

Anyway, I love the industry, I just have to find my niche so I really am not sure what I want yet. But, I feel this internal pressure to figure it out sooner than later because the money is not there right now and I don't know if this is industry wide or if it's just the franchise I work for being cheap for the work I do?
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