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Welcome to PRSSA Feb. 27, 2008 E-mail: umnprssa@gmail.com Web site: www.tc.umn.edu/~mnprssa. Agenda. Eat, sign-in Announcements Non-profit organization presentation Curtis Smith, (CLS). Announcements. March 12th – Lucky 13 internship program (3:30-5 p.m.) www.lucky13internship.com

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Welcome to PRSSAFeb. 27, 2008

E-mail: umnprssa@gmail.comWeb site: www.tc.umn.edu/~mnprssa

agenda
Agenda
  • Eat, sign-in
  • Announcements
  • Non-profit organization presentation
  • Curtis Smith, (CLS)
announcements
Announcements
  • March 12th – Lucky 13 internship program (3:30-5 p.m.)
    • www.lucky13internship.com
  • March 8th– PRSSA

Internship/Job Event:

    • Networking, panel of speakers, tips on interviews and resumes
  • Sign-up for trip to Madison today:
    • Signing-up implies commitment to attending April 4-6
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Announcements
  • McNamara Alumni Etiquette Dinner on April 8th
  • Tom’s announcement
  • Bateman event completed today!
  • Activities Committee meeting, Sunday at 7 p.m. in Coffman
  • Next meeting:
    • Networking etiquette workshop
    • Firm/Committee time
what are nonprofit organizations
What are nonprofit organizations?
  • Nonprofit organizations are organizations that serve a societal or group mission, while not pursuing self-interest or profit.
  • Nonprofit organizations are tax-exempt and may receive tax-deductible contributions.
examples
Examples
  • American Cancer Society
  • Minnesota Children’s Museum
  • Salvation Army
  • Animal Humane Society
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Courage Center
  • American Red Cross
  • Minnesota Public Radio
are nonprofit organizations regulated
Are nonprofit organizations regulated?
  • Nonprofit organizations are regulated by the government
    • IRS Form 990
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Nonprofit organizations are regulated by other organizations
    • Charities Review Council
      • www.smartgivers.org
    • Charity Navigator
      • www.charitynavigator.org
advantages
Advantages
  • Nonprofit internships have rewarding and interesting work not found anywhere else
    • Nonprofit internships provide the opportunity to positively impact people
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Nonprofit internships can be a great way to get a first internship
    • Nonprofit organizations like extra help
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Nonprofit internships can provide excellent opportunities
    • Nonprofit internships provide a variety of growth opportunities by allowing interns to take on many diverse roles
    • Ex. Wrote Pioneer Press articles, helped plan the Wish Ball, re-launched the Kids For Wish Kids program, helped conduct fundraising
disadvantages
Disadvantages
  • Nonprofit internships may be unpaid
    • Unpaid internships can demonstrate that you are willing to work for the experience and knowledge
    • Unpaid internships can get aid from the College of Liberal Arts
      • CLA Undergraduate Internship Grant
    • Unpaid internships generally provide flexible hours
      • Unpaid interns can work more hours if they want because, in general, organizations will not pay paid workers overtime if they want to work more
getting a nonprofit internship
Getting a nonprofit internship
  • Visit:
    • Gold Pass
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
      • http://www.mncn.org/
    • Individual nonprofit organization websites
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Source

http://www.opportunityknocks.org

http://www.charitynavigator.org

Http://www.smartgivers.org

http://www.mncn.org

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