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  • [How We Hire] A force for relief in 64,000 disasters yearly

    • Jun 7, 2018

    As one of most depended-upon disaster relief organizations in the world, the American Red Cross seeks people ready to go “all in,” and makes sure they’re prepared for anything.

  • [How We Hire] Smarts and passion for the environment planetwide

    • May 10, 2018

    The World Wildlife Fund’s VP of HR reveals how they find and keep more than a thousand employees, in offices and on the ground worldwide, equipped to tackle the life-preserving global mission.

  • 3 elements of a killer cover letter

    • Apr 26, 2018
    • Jenny Foss

    To land the interview, you need a cover letter that commands attention and demonstrates value. In this section-by-section primer, you’ll find out how to nail the lead, showcase your skills, and close with confidence.

  • What matters most: The nonprofit workforce speaks

    • Apr 25, 2018

    Your peers have spoken, weighing in on what they want in a workplace, when they know it’s time to seek new opportunities, how they hunt for jobs, and more. Check out some top takeaways, see how your own experience compares, and find a link to our full report.

  • Expert tips for the sector switch

    • Apr 24, 2018
    • Marc Schultz

    When you’re looking for your first purpose-driven position, it can be a challenge figuring out how to sell yourself. We asked some of our contributors for help.

  • 5 resume hacks that get recruiters to respond

    • Mar 21, 2018
    • Julius Q. Holmes IV

    Your first opportunity to make an impression is also your shortest: On average, your resume has less than 10 seconds to pique a hiring manager’s interest. Here’s how to make the most of your moment.

  • [How I Work] Making space for supporters, wherever they are

    • Mar 21, 2018

    How one Music & Events Coordinator connects with thousands of young people – including a 35-city cross-country tour and a “virtual” 5k – to build a mental health movement.

  • Guidestones from young pros

    • Feb 20, 2018

    To pass along some of the secrets behind their success, we asked the latest cohort of Georgia’s “Nonprofit Leader 30 Under 30 Awards” one question: What decision, experience, or principle has made the biggest difference in your leadership journey?

  • 9 signs of a scam job listing

    • Feb 20, 2018
    • Susan P. Joyce

    Does something about the job you’re considering feel “off” to you? Here’s how to tell if someone is trying to take advantage of your enthusiasm for finding your next big career opportunity.

  • [How I Work] Making home improvements that serve Atlantans without homes

    • Feb 20, 2018

    The ups and downs of a Community Engagement Director who organizes all-hands-on-deck construction projects for other nonprofits, and the winding path she took to get there – including a stint as the turnaround CEO.

  • [How We Hire] A nonprofit workforce that amps up efforts nationwide

    • Feb 9, 2018

    To support a network of 235 affiliate organizations, the hiring team at NeighborWorks America seeks dedicated, inquisitive problem-solvers, then sets them on a career-long course of learning and giving back.

  • Career Insight: Our favorites of 2017

    • Jan 19, 2018

    Throughout 2017, Work for Good tapped leading HR experts and sector pros for tips on taking charge of the job hunt, acing the screening process, working smarter, and more. In this roundup of the stories that most stuck with us, you’ll find practical advice and inspiration to keep you on top of your career.

  • Four steps to a killer skills-based volunteer project

    • Dec 19, 2017
    • Jay Cranman

    Looking to showcase your talent while on the job hunt? Find a skilled volunteer opportunity – or, better yet, design one yourself for the employer you’d most like to impress, with help from this step-by-step guide by Hands On Atlanta CEO Jay Cranman.

  • Do tell: Preparing for every interviewer’s opening line

    • Dec 19, 2017
    • Alnierys Venegas

    If you’re like a lot of jobseekers, you dread the moment when someone says, “Tell me about yourself.” But have you thought about why?

  • [How We Hire] Candor, grace, initiative: What keeps Habitat building

    • Dec 14, 2017

    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.

  • Four times a one-page resume can hurt you

    • Nov 20, 2017
    • Jenny Foss

    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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.