You know you work at nonprofit when….
… your supply of pens comes from friendly bank tellers. (Who has money for office supplies?)
…. during direct mail season, checking the mail is a high point of the day. Love seeing the support of donors who send donations into the organization.
… you can’t wait to get to work everyday, because you are passionate about your work.
… you’ve cried because of the joy you’ve been able to bring to others through your job, because it really is not just a job to you.
… your annual salary is less than one day’s pay for a professional athlete.
… your spouse is “volun-told” to participate in all your great work activities.
… your list of friends for parties and Christmas cards ranges from those who are homeless to those who are bank presidents.
…you see every lunch not just as a time to nourish your body, but also as a donor cultivation opportunity.
… your toilet stops working, instead of calling a plumber you turn to your volunteer files.
… 15 years of higher education and part of your job duties are to take out the trash.
These are some of the joys of working at a nonprofit… what additions would you make to this list?