I recently conducted a nonscientific poll on twitter to find out what my fellow nonprofit tweeps studied during their undergraduate education. What can I say? I was curious!
I was amazed by the diversity of responses. The myriad of discplines included:
- akhilak: Economics & Political Science
- patricksallee: Interdisciplinary Studies
- KatieBe_NC: English & History
- nathan_hand: Communications
- dan_blakemore: Political Science
- fleuredeflorida: Business & French
- DanaCadman: Computer Science & Mathematics
- GivingProject: Psychology
- rosettathurman: English
- yellmarie: Religious Studies
- ShellyBS429: Marketing
- msericson: Geography & Public Policy
- eglouise: Forensic Science
- adriannerussell: Nonprofit Leadership Studies
- richardmpooter: Marketing
This is one of the reasons why I love the nonprofit sector! Our boards, employees, and volunteers represent such a diversity of life experiences, interests, and expertise.
I would encourage my fellow nonprofit professionals to actively invite people with different perspectives into your decision-making processes. When I am in conversation with someone who differs in opinion, I am provided the valuable opportunity to step-back and more thoughtfully consider the decision.
Please leave a comment with your perspective! What life experience, interest, or expertise do you contribute to the nonprofit sector?