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12 August 2021 at 4:38 pm
Maggie Coggan
Thinking about jumping into the for-purpose sector, but need a little more convincing? Look no further. 


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Three reasons you should work for a NFP
12 August 2021 at 4:38 pm

Thinking about jumping into the for-purpose sector, but need a little more convincing? Look no further. 

If you’ve worked in the corporate sector your entire life, jumping into the charity sector can be daunting. 

There’s no point in saying it is the same as other sectors, because it’s not. It can be hard work with less pay and less glamour. But, there are a whole bunch of reasons why it’s incredibly rewarding and a great move for your career. 

To help you out, we’ve rounded up a few of those reasons below. 

You’ll make a difference in the world 

Going into a job everyday where you don’t feel like you have a sense of purpose, just doesn’t cut it. 

In contrast, being part of an organisation that’s actively working towards a social, environmental, or humanitarian goal is not only a great way to put your skill set to use, but will leave you feeling inspired and knowing your work is making a real impact.    

You’ll wear tons of hats 

While many charities are understaffed, which can bring some obvious downfalls, the flip side is that you can learn and do a lot more than you would working for a massive corporation, or large government department. As a newcomer, you won’t only learn your role, but what your boss does, and what their boss does too. 

You’ll secure some great salary benefits 

Salary packaging (or salary sacrificing as it’s sometimes known) is very common in the social sector, and an excellent way to reap the benefits of your hard work.  

Because salary packaging lowers your taxable income, it increases your take-home pay at the end of the fortnight or month.  

You are even able to get an everyday purchase card that you can use for groceries, bills, gym memberships, and school fees, up to the salary cap that you have chosen. 


Maggie Coggan  |  Journalist  |  @MaggieCoggan

Maggie Coggan is a journalist at Pro Bono News covering the social sector.

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