Career insight

  • To keep building houses wherever they’re needed, Habitat for Humanity International requires a world of talent. Here’s what the talent-acquisition team looks for when populating that world, and how they help the much-loved organization stay effective and inspired.
  • Before miniaturizing your font, zeroing out your margins, or – worst of all – striking experiences that truly showcase your worth, try reconsidering the one-page resume “rule.”
  • Whenever we’re feeling stuck or stymied, it’s almost always a matter of perspective. Here’s how to snap out of it, and meet your next challenge with energy and confidence.
  • With the 24-hour media machine supplying an endless stream of news (much of it bad) directly to our phones, the way we consume news can have a huge impact on our stress levels – and our risk of burnout.
  • The search for talent to drive CARE USA’s transformative goals begins with Melissa Wiley, who looks for passion, curiosity, openness, and an appetite for global experience.
  • You can’t hurry love – or the hiring process. Work for Good’s own Chelle Shell shows you how a job interview is like a first date, requiring patience, positivity, adaptability, and finesse.
  • 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.
  • 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.