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A day in the life: Human resources director

Written By: CharityVillage
July 21, 2011

This profile describes what it's like to work as a Human Resources Director at a nonprofit organization.

Career Q&A: Drumming up job leads

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
July 18, 2011

Advice on how to be proactive and seek out job opportunities to improve your job search prospects.

Salaries and nonprofits: It should be a living

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
July 18, 2011

Are nonprofit employees paid too much? Or not enough?

Career Q&A: Insecure interviewers

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
June 21, 2011

Advice on what to do when your interviewer appears to be more nervous that you.

A day in the life: Community outreach worker

Written By: CharityVillage
June 16, 2011

This profile describes what it's like to work as a community outreach worker at the United Way.

Setting out as a freelancer: Is it right for you?

Written By: Susan Fish
June 16, 2011

People leave work in the nonprofit sector to become freelancers for a variety of reasons. The variety of their stories is instructive for people considering making a similar leap to self-employment.

More education...or real-life experience? Finding the best route to your dream job

Written By: Julie Stauffer
May 19, 2011

Will a sheaf of credentials impress your prospective boss, or is old-fashioned, in-the-trenches experience still the gold standard?

A day in the life: Major gifts manager

Written By: CharityVillage
May 19, 2011

A profile of Michael Taylor, Major Gifts Manager at Five Counties Children's Centre Foundation.

Career Q&A: The art of a great elevator speech

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
May 17, 2011

Get advice on how to prepare and practice your "elevator speech" and be ready to network at a moment's notice.

Governance Q&A: Board service while job searching

Written By: Jane Garthson
May 3, 2011

I was invited to sit on the board of directors for a charitable organization. I am looking for work in the charity sector, including this organization. Is it a conflict of interest for me to accept?

New beginnings: When to quit your job

Written By: Jack Shand
May 3, 2011

Here is a suggested list of factors that may point to the need to get on with that next chapter in your professional career.

The hidden curriculum of community involvement

Written By: Dev Aujla
May 2, 2011

Increasingly, Millennials are bringing new insight to nonprofit organizations, lessons they haven’t learned in the classroom, but through real-world experience.

Career Q&A: The importance of references

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
April 19, 2011

Advice on finding and using references during your job search.

Introverts in the nonprofit world

Written By: Susan Fish
March 17, 2011

This article explores the unique challenges of being an introvert employee in the nonprofit sector.

Career Q&A: Negotiating your salary

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
March 15, 2011

Advice on how to approach a salary negotiation when accepting an offer of employment.

Ten time-saving tips for busy nonprofit managers

Written By: Karen Eber Davis
March 8, 2011

Can you get more done? Can you use your time better? Yes, most certainly. The tips below are practical ideas to upgrade your day-to-day nonprofit life.

Are you interested in transitioning to the nonprofit sector?

Written By: Deborah Legrove
February 17, 2011

Recent trends show a dramatic increase of the number of people wanting to transition from the for-profit world to the nonprofit sector. Here are some tips to make the move go as smoothly as possible.

Weathering the job search

Written By: Caroline Veldhuis
February 17, 2011

Searching for a new job can be a creative and rewarding process, but when your efforts don't turn into an offer quickly, the task can become frustrating, demoralizing, even anxiety-provoking.

Career Q&A: Know your worth

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
February 15, 2011

Do you know how to financially value your work and communicate this to your employer? If not, you might be missing out on that next big raise.

Professional development: Not just for the big wigs

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
February 3, 2011

Whether in person, online, via the web or a myriad of hybrid varieties, professional development (PD) is becoming a call to action for many.

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