(New York Times)  Things are looking up in the nonprofit hiring world.  After a couple of rough years in the economy, nonprofits are on the lookout for new hires again, says Ami Dar, executive director of Idealist.org.  The usual positions are available, such as openings for  fundraisers, administrators, and customer service professionals, but due to technological advancement, nonprofits are now looking–more than ever–for tech-savvy people who can communicate and develop nonprofits through the Internet.  Social-networking sites like Twitter and Facebook allow nonprofits to communicate their goals more quickly and to a broader audience.  Large nonprofits, such as the National Wildlife Federation, used Facebook, blogging, and Twitter to spread news and gather volunteers for the Gulf oil spill, for instance, and the Red Cross raised $32 million through texting after the earthquake in Haiti.  Though lower salaries are part and parcel of a career in nonprofits, people are still driven to work toward the greater good, says president of Flourish Talent Management Solutions, a recruitment team for nonprofits: “Increasingly people want to find meaning in their work.  They want to be connected to their communities and part of a larger movement.”

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