US consultants look to not-for-profits during economic downturn.

Penelope Cagney, in the Guardian last April, wrote of the growing interest in the US not-for-profit sector by consultants affected by the economic downturn. Both business school graduates and retirees are interested in consulting for the voluntary sector where previously it was mainly former heads of US charities.

Despite funding problems, the US voluntary sector is a growing market as it is expected to fill the gap caused by reduced goverment support. Much of the US demand for consultants is in fundraising, marketing, governance and leadership. I’m not sure that consulting opportunities in the UK voluntary sector will be the same, except fundraising where there always seems to be jobs and possibly consultancy work.

This is the link to the full article http://www.guardian.co.uk/voluntary-sector-network/2011/apr/26/us-consultancies-not-for-profit

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