What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Business Administration Manager, Non-Profit Organization in Denver:
"Make sure the Culture is a fit for you."
I knew the job and all the ups and downs of non-profit but I was not fully aware of the organizations way of handling things. They let the board of directors run day to day operations and the staff has little to no control of anything. This makes decision making difficult at best and impossible at times. Also since the founding mothers are still involved the culture is "this is the way we've always done things and it isn't going to change. They are growing and want to be a major non profit but still have the small all volunteer non profit mentality. So if you are full of ideas find a non profit which will embrace that.