Finding Balance: Bridging the Nonprofit and For-Profit Worlds

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- May 26, 2013 Comments Off on Finding Balance: Bridging the Nonprofit and For-Profit Worlds

Online
Thursday, June 6, 2013, 12:30 – 1:30pm

The end of Georgetown University’s mission statement reads: “Georgetown educates women and men to be reflective lifelong learners, to be responsible and active participants in civic life and to live generously in service to others.”  Many Hoyas feel the urge to live a life of service and believe that a career in the nonprofit world will support this goal.  However, many are faced with a dilemma when they weigh the benefits of a life in a nonprofit vs. for-profit career.  If you feel torn between the two worlds, and wonder if it is possible to blend the two, then this webinar is for you!  Lori Finch (B’99) will share her professional history as rising executive at General Electric who made the decision join a nonprofit company that would allow her the flexibility she desired.   Using her experience as a framework, Lori will explain the differences between the nonprofit and for-profit worlds, and how one can bridge the divide between them to strike a balance that feels right.  Whether you are a recent graduate planning your career path or are in the middle of your career and searching for a change, this session will focus on how to leverage the skills you’ve learned to find a job that satisfies both your personal and professional passions.

Lori Finch (B’99) is the Vice President for Community Foundations at Kimbia, an online fundraising and event management software company serving nonprofits across the country. She is currently provides consulting to community foundations to online fundraising resources for local organizations.  Lori works from her home in Washington, DC and is the mother of two children.  Previously, she spent six years at The San Diego Foundation developing education resources and tools for nonprofits.  She started her career at General Electric in their Financial Management Program and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Lori holds an MBA from Chicago Booth with concentrations in managerial and organizational behavior and strategy.

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