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  • Featured Nonprofit Job: Senior Director, Governance And Programs

    By The NonProfit Times — October 14, 2013

    The Optical Society (OSA) in Washington, D.C., is looking to hire a Senior Director of Governance and Programs. Read on for more details on this featured nonprofit job.

  • Mercersburg Academy Alum Donates $100 Million

    By The NonProfit Times — October 11, 2013

    In what was the second-largest gift ever given to an independent school in the U.S., Mercersburg Academy announced Thursday that it had received a gift of nearly $100 million from alumna Deborah J. Simon and her foundation.

  • Featured Nonprofit Job: Chief Financial Officer

    By The NonProfit Times — October 10, 2013

    Children and Families First, located in Wilmington, Del., is looking to hire a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Do you have the financial acumen to be successful at such a position? Read on for more details if you can confidently answer “yes” to that question.

    The chosen candidate for this position will be responsible for financial, IT and facilities operations, as well as other administrative functions. The organization has complex program offerings and diverse financing sources, including state and federal funding, so applicants should be comfortable dealing with a wide array of programs.
    In terms of requirements, Children and Families First desires applicants who have demonstrated considerable managerial skills in addition to a strong financial focus with previous experience as a CFO or equivalent. A Bachelors Degree in Finance or Accounting is the minimum requirement; however the ideal candidate would possess an MBA as well.  Previous experience overseeing IT and/or Facilities functions would be a plus.
    You can find out more about this job by visiting the NPT Jobs Career Center, where you will find detailed instructions on how to apply.

  • Wanted: Participants For The 2014 Best Nonprofits To Work For Report

    By The NonProfit Times — October 9, 2013
    The Tote Bag Design.

    UPDATE: The deadline to register is three weeks away! Don’t miss your chance to get your organization listed in the report. As a bonus, all those who complete the registration process will receive a tote bag with the design shown to the left and, in addition, will be entered for a chance to win a $100 AmEx Gift Card.

    Do you think your nonprofit is the best for which to work? Now is your chance to prove it by nominating your organization for The NonProfit Times’ 2014 Best Nonprofits To Work For Report.

  • I Just Can’t Quit You: Is Getting Rehired An Option?

    By The NonProfit Times — October 9, 2013

    At some point during your job search, this thought will have at least crossed your mind: “Can I get rehired by an organization I left?” The answer to this question is probably yes, though there are some serious points to consider before you go back to the past.

    There are some great benefits to returning to an old place of work. For starters, you already know the organizational culture and chances are you still know some of the employees. While the grass might seem greener now that you are gone, you should take some time to consider the reasons you left in the first place. Did you have a difference of opinion in the direction the organization was going or did you not get a long with your supervisor or other employees? If things have not changed much since your departure, it probably isn’t a good idea to return.
    If you are convinced that all of the problems you previously had are resolved, you should start the process of reconnecting with your former boss. Let him know that you are interested in returning and gauge his level of interest. A good way to do this is to offer to take him out to lunch so you can discuss potential openings in a casual environment.
    Of course, the big elephant in the room is that you left the organization before; what’s to say you won’t leave again? You need to offer proof that things have changed since then, and that you are fully committed to the current direction of the organization. You should also say that, since you know their needs and challenges as well as what resources are available, you are best suited for the job.

  • Featured Nonprofit Job: Development Coordinator

    By The NonProfit Times — October 8, 2013

    Care 4 Needy Copts, located in Plainview, N.Y., is looking to hire a Development Coordinator. Think you have what it takes to succeed at this position? Read on for more details on this newest featured nonprofit job.

  • Is Your Nonprofit Truly Philanthropic?

    By The NonProfit Times — October 7, 2013

    Most nonprofit managers, if asked, would answer “yes” if they were asked whether their organization truly embodied the culture of philanthropy. But does it really?

  • Featured Nonprofit Job: President And CEO

    By The NonProfit Times — October 7, 2013

    Want to be the head of a nonprofit in Virginia Beach? The Tidewater Jewish Foundation (TJF) is offering that opportunity in the form of their President/CEO position. Read on for more details about this featured nonprofit job.

  • 8 Hiring Tips For Managers

    By The NonProfit Times — October 4, 2013

    Job seekers sometimes feel that all the pressure is on them during an interview, but hiring managers also feel their fair share of stress. Below are eight hiring tips that will help make the interview process work for employers:

    1. Let Them Speak: Some hiring managers make the mistake of talking too much about themselves, leaving little time for the candidate to talk. It is important to let the interviewee know as much as possible about your role and the job, you also need to know as much as possible about him so you can make the most informed hiring decision.
    2. Involve Other Staff Members: Having other employers interview with the candidate will educate him about your nonprofit’s culture. Even more useful for your purposes, it will also give you multiple perspectives on the candidate.
    3. Prepare Questions: The only way you will get the most information about your perspective hire is to ask him questions. Prepare a list of questions that you absolutely must have the answers to know if the individual will be a good fit at the organization.
    4. Impress: Remember that the interview is not just about whether you like the candidate; it’s also about whether he likes you.
    5. Offer a Competitive Salary: If you encounter a truly worthy candidate, don’t be afraid to offer a salary that is a little higher than market value. Money does talk, after all.
    6. Do Your Homework: Do a little digging into the applicant’s past to see how they performed at previous employers.
    7. Pay Attention to Details: Sometimes the small things can be the biggest indicator of how a candidate will perform? Was he dressed appropriately? How was his body language? These are all things you need to observe.
    8. Trust Your Instincts: If your gut tells you an applicant is too good to be true, you should probably listen to it. Don’t proceed with hiring until your concerns are alleviated.

  • Webinar: Can Nonprofits Raise Money With Social Media?

    By The NonProfit Times — October 3, 2013

    It’s the age-old question for nonprofits: Can you raise money using social media? While studies done over the last three years show that the answer is generally “no,” that doesn’t mean organizations should abandon ship.

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