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  • Mindful news consumption for nonprofit pros

    • Oct 28, 2017
    • Beth Kanter

    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.

  • [How We Hire] Finding the people to reach 200 million worldwide

    • Oct 27, 2017

    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.

  • Dating tips for a successful interview

    • Oct 19, 2017
    • Chelle Shell

    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.

  • A ripple, a wave, a tide: Leading change from where you are now

    • Oct 17, 2017
    • Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim

    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.

  • Cover letters: Upload yours now!

    • Sep 20, 2017

    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.

  • [How I Work] Fueling investment in a unique Native community

    • Sep 20, 2017

    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.

  • Creating your own growth opportunities: Answers from the YNPN National Conference

    • Sep 13, 2017

    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.

  • 11 knockout tips to ace public speaking

    • Aug 22, 2017

    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.

  • Foot in the door: 6 steps to make the leap from artist to manager

    • Aug 22, 2017

    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.

  • [How We Hire] Staffing a mission that helps staff the world

    • Aug 22, 2017

    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 to the mission.

  • Career-boosting practices for purpose-driven Millennials

    • Jul 12, 2017

    These three essential steps for young nonprofit professionals will help you gain buy-in from leadership, receive appropriate compensation, and, above all, grow professionally.

  • 5 ways to screw up your cover letter (and how to fix it)

    • Jul 12, 2017

    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.

  • [How We Hire] Backing up the rock stars of public health

    • Jun 20, 2017

    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.

  • Finding focus in an open office space

    • Jun 14, 2017

    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 I Work] Giving back to a resource that’s given so much

    • Jun 13, 2017

    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.

  • Skills for the sector, and how to build them: Advice from young nonprofit pros

    • May 17, 2017

    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.

  • [How We Hire] Retaining a talented, passionate staff

    • Apr 25, 2017

    Learn how the U.S. Olympic Committee, with 450 staff members, at three locations, keeps their team engaged so they can support their world-class athletes.

  • The (only) 3 people you should ask to review your resume

    • Apr 13, 2017

    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.

  • [How I Work] Ensuring universal access to clean water

    • Apr 13, 2017

    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.

  • [How I Work] Healthy babies, healthy Baltimore

    • Mar 28, 2017

    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.