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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Joining the purpose-driven sector for the first time? Two young nonprofit executives weigh in on the skills you need to start working on now—and a few outside-the-box venues to practice them.
  • Asking for feedback on your resume from too many people can leave you with an overwhelming amount of contradictory or uninformed advice. That's why Job Jenny recommends limiting input from others to these three people.
  • Ensuring universal access to clean water means confronting some very grim scenarios and statistics, but also enjoying the satisfaction of reversing them—and, in the communications role, offering others the unique opportunity to help save lives by the hundreds or thousands.
  • What does it take to ensure babies city-wide get a healthy start? Relationship-building, strategic thinking, and flexibility, as well as a passion for people and community.
  • Marketing one of the biggest giving days in the country means more than promotion: It means educating nonprofits and donors to become better fundraisers, months of planning and outreach, and supporting the team that makes it possible.
  • Being human is often at odds with work life. Our work can routinely bring stress, negativity, setbacks and outright failures—and we are challenged to employ strategies to combat the effects. Here, Marla explains strategies for building resiliency into daily life.
  • Facilitating simulated space missions isn’t just a job—it’s an adventure. Find out what it takes to be Lead Flight Director at the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis, and the rewards of a teaching position that takes students beyond the classroom.
  • No matter what your credentials might be, crafting a killer resume is hard. But with a few guiding principles in mind, you can make yours an on-point and powerful tool for landing your next job.
  • It’s a challenge managing a network of school partnerships for the D.C. metro public school system – add a second city, and this complex job can get considerably more involved.
  • Beth Kanter,an internationally-acclaimed trainer, speaker, and author, most recently of The Happy Healthy Nonprofit has tips on better self-care, just in time for the hectic holidays.