Career insight

  • Cover letters: Upload yours now!
    You asked, we listened: Your cover letter can now be attached as a standalone document, every time you apply. Check out how (it’s easy!), and you’ll also get some must-follow cover letter tips from Nonprofit AF.
  • Addressing the national YNPN conference, Future Foundation CEO Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim details six steps for taking charge of your career, and championing your cause, through uncertain times.
  • Explore the latest mission-driven career opportunities around the country. This week’s featured jobs include opportunities in policy, HR, development, and more.
  • With a team of just five, it takes a lot to run an operation that covers arts, housing, wellness, and more for a singularly historic, but always-evolving, urban population.
  • With competition for talent heating up, the job interview experience is critical – and it’s easier than you might think to get off track, focus on the wrong things, or leave a bad impression.
  • Because talent acquisition is one of the trending obstacles facing nonprofits now, every step in the journey from recruitment to hiring matters. To entice and secure stellar job prospects, the Unemployment Services Trust supplies tactics for fine-tuning your hiring procedures.
  • Taking questions from a group of young nonprofit pros, two executive search experts address top employee concerns like internal advancement, compensation, and picking up new skills – also providing insight for leaders who want to keep their teams engaged.
  • In the wake of a far-reaching natural disasters like Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Jose, our nation's hearts and resources are immediately directed to those communities facing a long road to recovery – and that includes our community nonprofits. You might not realize it, but FEMA assistance is ava...
  • If you’re an overloaded executive, you’re not just burdening yourself—you’re ensuring a rocky transition for whomever steps into the role after you. Here’s some tips to determine what needs delegating, so you get more accomplished and ensure your legacy for the organization.
  • The skills that make a great public speaker can help you succeed in any face-to-face encounter, whether you’re answering questions in a job interview, onboarding new team members, or pitching your organization’s value to a prospective collaborator.
  • Looking to break out of your bit part and take a lead role? This advice from two of South’s top performing arts nonprofits—the Alliance Theatre and Atlanta Ballet—will get you ready for the spotlight.
  • With 162 organizations to support nationwide, and partners in 13 other countries, the team at Goodwill Industries International prioritizes collaborative skills and continuous learning—reflected in an intense focus on employees’ day-to-day concerns, professional development needs, and connection ...
  • With a new HR guide just for nonprofits, the Unemployment Services Trust is providing nonprofit leadership with the tools they need to manage a shifting regulatory environment and make sure staffers are equipped, supported, and satisfied in their work.
  • Three nonprofit EDs testify on the ways they bridge multiple demographic barriers to build a culture of understanding, open dialog, and staff empowerment.
  • These three essential steps for young nonprofit professionals will help you gain buy-in from leadership, receive appropriate compensation, and, above all, grow professionally.
  • Your cover letter can either demonstrate what you’re capable of, or raise a series of red flags. Jenny Foss, aka JobJenny, outlines some ways to avoid the most common cover letter missteps, and make a strong case for your candidacy.
  • Staffing an operation committed to worldwide health equity means finding passionate people and taking great care of them—including trips abroad to witness the impact first-hand, and a work environment promoting togetherness in and out of the office.
  • Open office plans have clear advantages—encouraging collaboration, transparency, and creativity—but can also keep staffers from getting the solo time they need. Beth Kanter reveals how one nonprofit has designed its space and culture to promote both collaboration and focus.
  • How the Director of Major Giving for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation turned a lifetime of passion for his region’s waterways into a career preserving their future.
  • Job postings are often the first connection people make with our organizations. Do we want this impression to be one of mutual respect, shared goals, and collaboration; or one of arrogance, boringness, and thoughtlessness?