Although I already have a copy of her book, her post inspired me to write my story-
This is the road to figuring out my purpose—why I work in nonprofit organizations.
I've worked in nonprofits for over 7 years. After earning my AH certificate and graduating from college, I started out as an administrative assistant wishing I wasn't a secretary. Slowly I gained more responsibilities on my job and was promoted to Operations Coordinator. I thought for sure that I was not supposed to be an administrator. At the time I thought doing administration was beneath me. Little did I know that this would be my calling and my career.
When I moved to another state and started looking for jobs, I quickly realized the jobs that I qualified for and would be good at were that of Operations Manager. I realized I was really good at doing Operations and came to terms with the fact that administration was strongly needed in the organization in order for it to run. A couple of years later, when I was hired as an Assistant Director for a nonprofit with a great salary, I started blogging about nonprofit operations, and received many great responses from people who were looking for operations tips for their own nonprofit organizations.
This brings me to where I am now. See, I don’t have a passion for a specific mission or cause, my passion is helping nonprofits run more efficiently and effectively. I want to support the people who have a specific vision and mission. This drew me to pursue my PhD so I could teach nonprofit managers on a regular basis how to improve their finances and operations so they can better achieve their missions. Now I’m not afraid to say, I love administration!!