Five ways volunteering can enhance your job search

Looking for work can often be extremely challenging and frustrating. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Volunteering isn’t just about giving back to your community. It’s also a great way to build skills and experience, network and cultivate...

National Day of Conversation on sexualized violence in the nonprofit and charitable sector

While for many people, awareness of the #MeToo movement came after the exposure of Harvey Weinstein in the fall of 2017, the hashtag was actually used as far back as 2006, coined by Black community organizer and activist Tarana Burke...

How nonprofit professionals can develop a strong personal brand on social media

When we think about social media in 2020, we likely think about cat videos and late-night presidential rants. On one hand, social media is perceived as a frivolous time waster, while on the other, it has a potentially dangerous quality...

Conscious Service and the power of Transformative Relationships

This is the fourth article in a series on Conscious Service. Read the first, second,  third, and fifth articles. Relationships are the container for the potential for transformation. As Service Providers, we usually think in terms of how the relationship will...

Climbing broken ladders: Women aspiring to nonprofit leadership

Women make up the majority of the nonprofit workforce at all levels, including leadership roles. So on the surface, it might seem like nonprofits have gender equality figured out. “I think there would be an expectation that because we’re a...

Career Assessment Questionnaire

Your career will span approximately 10,000 days, and you will probably earn between 1.5 and 4 million dollars over that period. In today's world, it is highly likely that your career will move through several, quite distinct, phases. To make...

How to have a thriving nonprofit career while caregiving for a family member

More than eight million Canadians report having responsibility for the care and well-being of someone with a limiting health condition. 6.1 million of these—35% of employed Canadians—balance careers and caregiving responsibilities at the same time.  This means that many in...

Conscious Service and the role of Enlightened Communication

This is the third article in a series on Conscious Service. Read the first,  second, fourth, and fifth articles. Intellectually, we all know what makes communication effective: eye contact, tone of voice, using “I” messages, paraphrasing and active listening. You get...

Conscious Service and Self-Connection: Beyond awareness and into embodiment

This is the second article in a series on Conscious Service. Read the first, third, fourth, and fifth articles here. “That’s just the way I am.” Maybe you’ve heard this statement from others or have uttered the words yourself. Somehow,...

It’s more than a job: Conscious Service is energy and vocation

This is the first article in a series. Read the second, third, fourth, and fifth articles. I imagine your call to serve has led to your career in the nonprofit sector. I would also bet that you have been conditioned to...