Selected Resources

Advisory List of International Educational Travel and Exchange Programs

Council on Standards for International Educational Travel, 2012 (

Produced since 1984 by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET), the Advisory List provides valuable information on many of the international exchange programs available to young people. This information includes countries served by participating exchange programs, as well as organizational contact information, background, and operational details. These programs are ranked according to their compliance with CSIET standards, with ratings of "full listing," "provisional listing," and "conditional listing." This classification offers parents, students, and employment seekers a comparative perspective on the key organizations in the field of international youth exchange. Print.


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AlertNet was started in 1997 by the Thomson Reuters Foundation as a free resource for humanitarian news. Since its creation, AlertNet has enrolled more than 500 NGO members from ninety-five countries. The website, which receives an average of 12 million visits per year, contains breaking news, blogs, a job board, and training opportunities. All resources are free online to individuals, but membership—which includes the benefits of a membership directory, publishing news, and job openings—is reserved for NGOs only. Web.

Charity Channel


As part of its mission "to create a place where nonprofit professionals can connect, learn from each other, share information, and work together to advance the cause of philanthropy," Charity Channel provides a wide array of resources designed to benefit the entire nonprofit community. These resources are made available by experienced professionals in the field who volunteer their time and efforts. The website features forum discussions, nonprofit-specific news feeds (including one dedicated to international issues), electronic newsletters, book reviews, interviews with experts in the field, and limited job listings. While the site does ask subscribers to pay a few dollars to support maintenance and resource costs, the $2 or $3 monthly fee is not mandatory; Charity Channel "will not turn away any individual without the means to pay." Web.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy


The Chronicle of Philanthropy is a news source for nonprofit leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and others involved in philanthropic enterprises. It publishes a biweekly print newspaper. Included in the publication are listings of upcoming events, workshops, and seminars, a directory of services, and job listings. The newspaper is useful for gathering information and gives greater insight into the trends in philanthropy and grant making. Print and Web. Please see entry for

Dave's ESL Cafe


Dave's ESL Cafe has become a popular resource for individuals who are interested in teaching English abroad, as well as for those currently teaching abroad. The website offers resources such as employment opportunities, forums, and an ever-expanding "cookbook" on methods to teach certain subjects. The website also offers resources for students including slang and idiom dictionaries, grammar lessons, and quizzes. Web.


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Global Health Hub


Based on volunteer efforts, Global Health Hub is a unique resource of original news and commentary on global health and development. It gathers its information from traditional sources like news posts and academic journals, as well as blog posts and Twitter feeds. The Hub also utilizes social media by offering hash tags on Twitter that allow individuals or companies to connect directly. Job opportunities, for example, can be found on Twitter by searching for #GHDjob. Web.



The most well-known and popular site for nonprofit job seekers, Idealist is an international consortium of more than 77,000 nonprofit organizations. In addition to posting job and internship openings, organizations on Idealist also present information about their mission and their work, upcoming programs, events, and campaigns, as well as downloadable materials. The Idealist website also features articles about activism, the nonprofit sector, and other related issues. Web.

The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for Sector Switchers, Steven Joiner

Hundreds of Heads Books, 252 pages, 2010

The Idealist Guide, written by the staff of Idealist (see the previous resource), is geared to individuals who wish to move into a career in the nonprofit sector. This book offers advice on entering the nonprofit field, from information on how to begin job searches to the jargon used in the industry. Print.

IIE Network Membership Directory 2011: Directory of International Educators

See chapter 5 in this volume.

International Development Career List


Hosted by Alanna Shaikh (see her profile for more information on her career), this resource contains much more than just job listings. The website contains valuable career advice, discussion, and various opinions from the author. Individuals can subscribe to a weekly newsletter for $3 a month or for an adjusted rate for six months ($14.95). Individuals are encouraged to send questions and remarks to Alanna to be answered in the newsletter. Web.

NAFSA Job Registry

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National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations

Taft Group, 2012 (

Now in its 27th edition, this directory provides the names, contact information, and annual budget of approximately 260,000 organizations—180,120 of which have budgets in excess of $100,000. Entries in both volumes of this publication cover all twenty-two of the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 501(c) subsections, as well as IRS sections 501(e), 501(k), and 4947(a)(2). Print.

The Nonprofit Career Guide: How to Land a Job That Makes a Difference, Shelly Cryer

Fieldstone Alliance, 300 pages, 2008

A finalist in the Career Category for the 2008 ForeWord Book of the Year Award, The Nonprofit Career Guide is tailored to individuals who wish to be successful in the nonprofit sector. This includes a multitude of profiles from individuals of all backgrounds and enables the reader to explore many career paths. Print.

Nonprofit Oyster


This nonprofit-specific employment site allows users to conduct state, topic, and position-specific searches of organizational vacancies free of charge. Resume writing and posting services are also available. The site assists you in creating an anonymous career profile that subscribing employers can search and vet. These services, along with e-mail job alerts that automatically notify you of available positions that match your declared interests, are available for a membership fee. Web.

Opportunity Knocks


Opportunity Knocks is similar to Nonprofit Oyster, but its free nonprofit job search engine allows for much more specificity, including searches targeted according to keyword, company name, topic area, position, employment type, salary, and location. Registered users can also save searches for future reference. Electronic resume posting and editing, automatic job notification, and application organization services are also available. The site is maintained by fees charged to nonprofit employers in exchange for job posting and evaluation services. Web.

Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN)


Created in 2007, PCDN acts as a professional networking site for individuals and organizations involved in development and conflict resolution. Its mission—to create "horizontal networking"—has been supported by more than 27,000 members. Donations for membership are requested but not required. Once an individual or organization has been processed as a member, they can access the many blogs, forums, events, and job postings on the site. Web.


Provided as an online service of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, contains nonprofit-specific resources that are useful to job seekers, young professionals, and chief executives alike. This fact is reflected in the site's range of free services, which include a nonprofit question hotline, a collection of research and overviews of developments in the field, and a diverse collection of articles—updated weekly—covering topics from "getting the right degree for an overseas career" to "how charities cope when their boards need a makeover." Electronic synopses of articles from The Chronicle of Philanthropy are also available at, with full articles from the print edition accessible only to paid subscribers. Web.

Search: Winning Strategies to Get Your Next Job in the Nonprofit World, Larry H. Slesinger

Piemonte Press, 104 pages, 2004 (

This book has been described as "essential" for any person wanting to get a foot in the door of the nonprofit world. Slesinger, founder of an executive search firm that specializes in nonprofit recruitment, shares his job-staffing expertise in Search. He offers strategies for those who are seeking a job in the nonprofit sector and provides advice on how to draft a resume, prepare for an interview, and follow up after interviews. Print.

SECUSS-L Listserv


Started in 1991 out of the University of Buffalo, SECUSS-L is the only national electronic list dedicated to education abroad. While the listserv is intended for campus and overseas advisors and program administrators, individuals may register for free. Postings circulated via SECUSS-L include international education and exchange job openings, as well as a variety of other information. Web.

Union of International Associations Job Board


Union of International Associations is an apolitical, nonprofit, and independent research institute based in Brussels, Belgium. It was formed in 1907 and is best known for its Yearbook of International Organizations and other publications. The website contains a job board for positions around the world. Web.

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