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It's a juggling act: Nonprofit staff and their multiple roles

Written By: Sondi Bruner
August 22, 2011

"I'm a marketer. And a fundraiser. And a volunteer coordinator. And a case manager. And..." Margot Cudmore is certainly a busy woman. As the events manager for Knights of Columbus in Oakville, Ontario, Cudmore is in charge of sales, marketing, promotions, planning, volunteer coordination, health and safety, procuring liquor licenses, inventory and client management. This laundry list of responsibilities is enough to induce panic in the calmest of employees, but Cudmore takes it all in stride.

Creating your five-year career plan

Written By: Susan Fish
August 18, 2011

Career goals change at different phases of life but regardless of where you are in your career journey, many experts recommend developing a five-year career plan: this offers enough time to meet significant objectives without it becoming too overwhelming or impossible to project.

A day in the life: Donor relations & development manager

Written By: CharityVillage
August 18, 2011

CharityVillage's A Day in the Life series gives you a glimpse into the working lives of people working in a range of different jobs in the nonprofit sector. This month we introduce you to Sarah Watson, donor relations and development manager with Free the Children.

Career Q&A: How much padding on my resume is too much?

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
August 15, 2011

Advice on how to best position the contents of your resume to help you in your job search.

Compensation: The inside scoop on nonprofit payrolls

Written By: Julie Stauffer
August 15, 2011

If you’re working at a Canadian nonprofit, chances are your compensation is modest compared to others working at for-profit companies. But how does your remuneration stack up against others in similar positions within the sector?

M is for mentor

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
July 21, 2011

This article describes why mentoring can be helpful at any stage of your career.

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.

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