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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.

Career Q&A: Interview dress code

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
December 19, 2011

This Q&A explores the current trends in interview attire, and discusses what options are appropriate in what situations.

Who me? A bully?

Written By: Susan Fish
December 15, 2011

Are you a "tell it like it is" guy? Are you a "get the job done" gal? Or, are you a bully? Most office bullies are completely unaware that their behaviour is being perceived as bullying.

A day in the life: Special events manager

Written By: CharityVillage
December 15, 2011

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 Janice Achampong, the manager of special events at The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.

Career Q&A: Performance review blues

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
November 21, 2011

A reader with a less-than-satisfactory performance review gets some advice from our Career Q&A columnist.

Returning from a leave of absence: Four stories

Written By: Susan Fish
November 17, 2011

Returning to work after a leave can be a daunting process. CharityVillage® spoke to four people who have been through it to find out what they learned and what advice they'd offer to people who are getting back to ‘the grind' after a leave of absence.

A day in the life: Communications coordinator

Written By: CharityVillage
November 17, 2011

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 Allison Smith, communications coordinator at United Way Centraide Canada.

Volunteering your way to employment

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
October 20, 2011

For a long time now, the adopted viewpoint in the nonprofit sector is that volunteering is the best route to a job. Anecdotal evidence affirms the truth in that statement. But how does that overarching goal fall in line with organizational objectives? Is it helpful or detrimental?

A day in the life: Proposal and report writer

Written By: CharityVillage
October 20, 2011

This profile describes what it's like to work as a proposal and report writer at an international NGO.

Career Q&A: Questions for interviewees

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
October 17, 2011

How to ask the right questions at the end of a job interview.

The path to executive leadership

Written By: Jack Shand
October 3, 2011

If you're wanting a career in nonprofit executive leadership, this article is a must read.

Women and work in the nonprofit sector

Written By: Caroline Veldhuis
September 19, 2011

Many women were a-twitter when data released from the 2011 Canadian Nonprofit Sector Compensation and Benefits Survey showed men earning more than women in the top five out of six job levels.

Career Q&A: Terminated during probation

Written By: Mitchell Stephenson
September 19, 2011

If you've been let go during your probation period, how do you address this in your job search?

A day in the life: Website project manager

Written By: CharityVillage
September 15, 2011

This profile describes what it's like to work as a website project manager at a nonprofit association.

Governance Q&A: Can staff be forced into shared service agreements?

Written By: Jane Garthson
September 6, 2011

Can my nonprofit make me serve another organization without my consent?

Making the $10K jump

Written By: Susan Fish
September 6, 2011

Imagine seeing a job advertised that is similar to yours — only the salary listed is five to ten thousand dollars more than what you are making in your current role. The million dollar question is: should you make the $10K leap?

It's a fact: Happy staff are loyal staff

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
August 29, 2011

When nonprofits and charities consider employee remuneration, limited revenues and smaller operating budgets often hamstring them. This can lead to high employee turnover rates.

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.

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