From the introduction:
Just by opening this booklet, we know you are an idealist, a dreamer, an achiever, someone who is determined to make the world a better place. But working to make the world a better place doesn't mean that you can financially afford to live here.
For more than 10 years, Action Without Borders/Idealist.org has been dedicated to connecting people just like you to organizations and opportunities worldwide. Now, Idealist.org wants to help you not only survive, but thrive, in the career you have chosen to pursue in the nonprofit sector.
Together with the National Endowment for Financial Education, Idealist.org is taking you beyond its job searching and networking services. This booklet is a step-by-step process to help you answer the question of "How can I afford to live comfortably and build a secure future while working in the nonprofit sector?" From understanding personal savings accounts to learning the fundamentals of job salaries and benefits within the sector, this booklet is designed to guide you toward informed financial decisions.
You know you are working hard to make the world a better place to live in. We hope this booklet educates and empowers your financial decisions, so you can enjoy living in the world that you are making.