Non-Profits
Jobs for People Who Love To Travel

Jobs for People Who Love To Travel

A reader asks “What are the best jobs that allow you to travel?” Obvious travel-filled jobs are flight attendant and pilot.  Many pilots get their start in the Air Force. Other people who travel are those who work on cruise lines.  It’s hard work and a way to see a lot of different places, depending... ...Continue Reading
3 Keys to Writing a Great Cover Letter

3 Keys to Writing a Great Cover Letter

During two recent searches, I paid attention to which cover letters drew me in, made me want to read them.  I noticed that the more personal a cover letter, the more likely I was to read it.  And it did the job of a cover letter really well. What is the job of a cover... ...Continue Reading
What Salary Should I Ask For? Can I Negotiate?

What Salary Should I Ask For? Can I Negotiate?

On my college’s LinkedIn page, a discussion is going on about salary negotiation. I start this way to do 2 things: tell you that LinkedIn is a place for you to get great information and advice from alums from your college introduce my thoughts about compensation, salary ranges, and negotiating for pay. Let the employer... ...Continue Reading
Enthusiasm Counts: Lessons from the Recruiting Front

Enthusiasm Counts: Lessons from the Recruiting Front

I completed one recruiting engagement and am hopefully near the end of a second one.  The people I put forward were the ones with visible enthusiasm for: the mission of the non-profit the position itself the idea of working for the organization how the organization and its mission related to their own life purpose or... ...Continue Reading
Thank You, Wikipedia

Thank You, Wikipedia

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I just thanked Wikimedia Foundation for giving Wikipedia to me and the rest of the world. Almost every day, I search some topic on-line. Often, the first search result I click on is Wikipedia. Usually I also move on to another page on the site, clicking on an embedded link... ...Continue Reading

What to Expect from an Interview for a Non-Profit Job

Non-profits hire just like any other company – sometimes well, sometimes badly. So non-profit hiring managers will ask most of the same questions as for-profit hiring managers. One thing I know is that non-profit hiring takes much more account of someone’s passion. KEY QUESTION: “Why do you want to work here? What’s your motivation?” It... ...Continue Reading

Succeed by Managing Stress When You Start Your New Job

A new Executive Director of a large NYC non-profit is completely swamped, and is not taking time for coaching – even though she knows it might help her.  Here’s what I reminded her about: “When you started in this position, you and those around you understandably felt like the problems now can finally be solved…and... ...Continue Reading

Whether to Apply or Not: Values, Purpose, Mission Fit

From a recent ad for Oceana, a non-profit, here’s evidence that it really matters whether you emphasize your desire to work at a place: The Office Coordinator will support the Vice President of Global Development and will assist in fundraising efforts of Oceana. Oceana will only consider an individual who has a clear passion and... ...Continue Reading

Effective Support for Haiti

I have given to several requests for funds to help people hurt by the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Here’s where and why: 12for12k.org: because it’s a Twitter- and Facebook-powered fundraising mechanism, showing how social media can be used as another method for inviting people to be part of making the world a better place. Their... ...Continue Reading

November 12for12K Challenge is Tweetsgiving!

Join a global expression of gratitude on YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Posterous and blogs within the 48 hours of Tweetsgiving (11/24 – 11/26). The goal of Tweetsgiving is twofold: Create a viral expression of gratitude and Raise $10,000 in two days for a fantastic yet struggling school in Tanzania. Tweetsgiving is a chance for... ...Continue Reading

12for12K – Support Doctors Without Borders TODAY!

Today is 12for12K – let’s raise $12,000 in 12 hours for Doctors Without Borders – amazing healers going where so many others will not go – JOIN ME! Simply click the title of this post, or click below. 12for12K Doctors Without Borders is 12for12k’s September charity. Please do what you can to help us meet... ...Continue Reading

On Another Topic: 12for12K Fundraising

I got sidetracked by a conversation about a great Twitter fundraising effort called 12for12K – raise $12,000 in 12 hours for a specific charity. A non-profit fundraising consulting criticized 12for12K, and in so doing, inspired great outrage and anger on the part of those who are its fans. [full disclosure: I am a fan and... ...Continue Reading