This is an important trend. Kudos to John for calling attention to it.
I have spent much of my professional life in the non-profit sector and although it is less remunerative, it is much more fulfilling on a number of counts. First, it is a lot less high pressure and stressful, in that the people in it are aware of the importance of lifestyle to health and happiness, which are the real wealth. Secondly, and related to this, the non-profit sector attracts a different sort of person than the for profit sector. Thirdly, social contribution is much more visible and tangible. Of course, it is not necessary to be employed in the non-profit sector to participate. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer on a part-time or even occasional basis. Many even see this as a social responsibility.
Read it at CNBC NetNet
New Jobs Growth Trend? Nonprofit Pursuit of Happiness
by John Carney | Senior Editor