Stop me if this scenario sounds familiar to you: You applied for a job for which you seem perfectly qualified yet never heard back from the organization. If you are like a lot of job seekers, you are probably wondering why didn’t get called in for an interview since you appeared to be well suited for the position. The reason for the radio silence lies in the changing definition of the word “qualified” in today’s job market.
Allison Fine is the co-author of the bestselling The Networked Nonprofit, and author of the award-winning Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age. She is a senior fellow on the Democracy Team at Demos, a New York City-based think tank. Connect with Allison on Twitter at @afine and on her website www.allisonfine.com
#Giving Tuesday was yesterday, more or less kicking off the giving season. Studies show that more than one-third of all annual giving to causes happens from October through December, with more than 17 percent in December alone.
First Degree, LLC is looking to hire a Corporate Alliances Manager to work for one of its clients, Shriners Hospitals for Children, as a Corporate Alliances Manager. Are you interested in this position? Read on for more information.
Just in time for the end of Thanksgiving weekend, the December 1, 2013 edition of The NonProfit Times is now available.
Gary D. Bass is the executive director of the Bauman Foundation in Washington, D.C. and started the Bright Lines Project in 2008 when he was running OMB Watch. Tom Halloran is the coordinator of the Bright Lines Project, which is now housed at Public Citizen, also in Washington, D.C.
Imagine there is a law that mandates you cannot drive fast, but the speed limit is not posted: You have been given no definition of what it means to go fast. This is the situation charities face when it comes to political activity. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has failed to define what constitutes political activity, relying on the “facts and circumstances” of each case to decide whether an organization is participating in political activities.
What’s the difference between a decent and a powerful resume? According to Marshall Brown, founder and CEO of Marshall Brown & Associates, an international coaching, training, and leadership development company, a decent resume is one where you outline your qualifications, skills, and attributes. A powerful resume is much more than that, as you will learn from the video below:
The owner of a shop that donated wedding gowns to military wives pleaded guilty today to stealing more than $5.3 million from a D.C.-based charity that represents accredited medical schools and major teaching hospitals.
John Graham IV, CAE, is president and CEO of ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership in Washington, D.C.
Prospects for legislation overhauling the federal tax code appear murkier by the day, with the top tax writers in Congress still unwilling to share any actual bill language and the timeline for legislation now slipping to next year at the earliest.
Cover letters can be a chore to write for job seekers. Whereas the things that need to be in a resume are cut and dry, what to include in your letter is a little more ambiguous.
Niki Jagpal is research and policy director at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). She is the co-author of “Smashing Silos in Philanthropy: Multi-Issue Advocacy and Organizing for Real Results.”
You are waking up to your morning fix of coffee and the news before you head into your office to wade your way through a pile of proposals. CNN is reporting on a broken economy, a broken justice system, stymied political process, people protesting and you turn the TV off because it reminds you of something you don’t want to think about.