As we go through life it can be easy to get stuck in one belief of who we are and what we are supposed to do, especially when it comes to our careers. Polling your friends, peers and former colleagues may unlock career potential never before imagined.
Those entering the nonprofit sector for the first-time may be drawn to the sector by their passion. As Cindy M. Lott, Esq. explains, “I can’t stress enough in our field, passion is wonderful. It is the basis of what we do, but passion alone will not get you there. You have to have skills and […]
As Jake Strang shares on this episode of Asking for Good: “Annual fund is where it all begins.” . And it’s true: most donors make their first gift to a nonprofit at the annual fund level and commonly through an appeal created and sent by the annual fund department. Once donors show continued interest through […]
Personality tests offer another avenue for self-awareness that gives the professional a tangible set of observations about the way they work. Many professionals use personality tests to get a snapshot of their preferred pattern of behavior at a point in time – when many tests are taken over a number of years, trends can be […]
Nonprofit boards have legal and fiduciary responsibilities set forth by the federal government codes that define nonprofits. How these responsibilities are realized runs the gamut. The National Council of Nonprofits created Board Roles and Responsibilities, this is a good resource for you if you want to know more about nonprofit boards. This article will focus […]
Instead of mass applying to every job that looked semi-interesting, Katherine Cross took stock of the hiring organization and the job description. In 2021, she decided the career path forward at her current organization was ultimately not where she wanted to go long-term. In her decade of experience in the nonprofit sector she credits mastering […]
Your first question may be, do I really need a JD for nonprofit positions? That is a hard no (anyone catch the Schitt’s Creek reference?). A JD can distinguish you from other applicants and the training in law school will improve your communication skills.
In 2020, according to Giving USA, foundations giving had increased the fastest amongst philanthropy sources to reach 19% of total giving.