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D is for Disenchantment: How nonprofits are losing out

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
July 3, 2012

Disenchantment in the nonprofit sector is not a new issue. What can be done to prevent it?

It takes a Village: Using the CharityVillage community in your job search

Written By: Marina Dawson
June 25, 2012

Find job search success with these online networking tips.

The revenge of the liberal arts degree

Written By: Rachel Kalbfleisch
June 21, 2012

Is a Bachelor of Arts degree still a worthy pursuit?

Career Q&A: Handling hugging in the office

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
June 20, 2012

Is it appropriate to hug your co-workers?

Get that job!

Written By: Jack Shand
June 8, 2012

Ten tips for a successful job search from Jack Shand.

Career Q&A: Creating an online profile

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
May 23, 2012

Use your online profile strategically in your job search.

Time is on your side: Time management for the busy nonprofit professional

Written By: Susan Fish
April 23, 2012

How effective are you at managing your time at work? Are you easily distracted by the ping of a new email or a notification on Facebook? Are you prone to interruption at the office? Do you find any excuse not to sit down in front of your computer to draft that grant report? Perhaps you should take a few minutes and read this story before another email hits your inbox.

It's time to brandish your personal brand

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
April 19, 2012

Job seekers and marketers: at first glance, it may not seem like the two have much in common. But an effective job search is actually all about marketing a product - you! And when marketing products, branding is important. What does your personal brand say about you?

A day in the life: Volunteer manager

Written By: CharityVillage
April 19, 2012

Our Day in the Life series features first-hand accounts from people working in nonprofits. This month Lisa Anderson, manager of volunteer services with the North York Harvest Food Bank, discusses what it takes to be a successful volunteer manager. Hint: It includes becoming a volunteer yourself.

Career Q&A: Learning to steer your career

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
April 16, 2012

If you're not taking the wheel and steering your own career, you're risking letting someone else be in charge of your career satisfaction and happiness.

Take this job – and love it

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
March 15, 2012

No matter how you approach it, starting a new job can be daunting. Learn from other nonprofit professionals how to make the most of your new role.

A day in the life: Board chair

Written By: CharityVillage
March 15, 2012

CharityVillage®'s A Day in the Life series gives you a glimpse into the professional lives of people working in a range of jobs in the nonprofit sector. This month we'd like to introduce you to Brenda Rooney, chair of the board of directors at Theatre Wakefield and general manager of the Wakefield International Film Fesitval.

The least wanted list

Written By: Jack Shand
March 5, 2012

Law enforcement agencies have their most wanted lists. What job seekers want to avoid at all cost is being placed on a least wanted list. This article outlines five areas of behaviour that can put an individual at high risk of being considered least wanted.

Career Q&A: How to work a room

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
February 20, 2012

Do you find yourself tongue-tied and shy at networking events? Our Career Q&A columnist Mitchell Stephenson shows you how to work a room like a star.

A day in the life: Campaign manager

Written By: CharityVillage
February 16, 2012

Ever wondered what a campaign manger's job looks like? Ruby Berry, campaign manager with the Georgia Strait Alliance, discusses her daily duties.

It's time to take your time off

Written By: Susan Fish
February 16, 2012

Studies show Canadians are not taking all of their vacation time - but there are risks of an all work and no play attitude. How can organizations work with staff to ensure everyone gets to enjoy their time off?

Human Resources Q&A: When it's time to run for the hills

Written By: Kathline Holmes
February 13, 2012

I’ve been hired for a new short-term job that doesn’t start for a couple of months. Since I verbally agreed to take the role, I have been receiving a flurry of emails, some of which ask me to create documents and do other work. Although I have been told that everything will be fine and will smooth out, I am getting concerned that all of this extra work is likely going to be a regular expectation once I officially start. What do I do?

Making lemonade: Moonlighting in the nonprofit sector

Written By: Jodie Shupac
January 19, 2012

Though the term evokes images of an employee waiting tables to supplement a day job, the practice of working at multiple nonprofits simultaneously or over a short period of time — identified as "job hopping" or "moonlighting" — is a growing reality, particularly for workers under the age of 35.

A day in the life: Corporate relations and marketing

Written By: CharityVillage
January 19, 2012

CharityVillage®'s A Day in the Life series gives you a glimpse into the professional lives of people working in a range of jobs in the nonprofit sector. This month we'd like to introduce you to Julia Silvestri, corporate relations and marketing coordinator at the Yonge Street Mission.

Career Q&A: Finding a new career for a new year

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
January 16, 2012

New Year’s is usually a time when we all reflect on how things have gone in the past, look at where we are now, and consider our future options, at least to one degree or another. Here’s a simple process that might help you increase your odds on the career side of your resolutions.

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