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  • Mission Statements And Your Belief Systems

    By The NonProfit Times — July 18, 2012

    Everyone involved with nonprofits know that mission statements are essential for an organization’s existence, but do they know exactly what needs to be included?

  • Wanted: Grant Writer

    By The NonProfit Times — July 18, 2012

    Grant writers are important for all nonprofits. The ability to write in a coherent manner why an organization deserves funding for a specific program is a skill that is highly sought after. If you are one of those that has that ability, NPT Jobs has just the job for you.

  • 6 Resume Misrepresentations

    By The NonProfit Times — July 18, 2012

    If you press most job seekers, they would probably admit that they’ve at least thought about stretching the truth on their resumes. The temptation can be really great when there is a nonprofit job available for which you don’t meet the qualifications.

    Even though it’s understandable why some applicants would want to lie on their applications, it’s never worth the risk. Most organizations do background checks on candidates so the damage to your reputation could be beyond repair if you are discovered.
    While you shouldn’t misrepresent yourself at all in your resume, not all lies are created equal. Here are six items that will get you in the most trouble:
    • Job Title: Not only can this damage your reputation, it can also harm you even if you aren’t discovered. For instance, if you apply for a senior fundraiser position but list your previous job as an executive director, it’s possible you could be considered overqualified.
    • Time At a Job: It’s much better to address gaps in employment head-on rather than dancing around the subject.
    • Skills: You’re going to feel really nervous if you exaggerate your skills and find that you can’t do the job you are assigned.
    • Education: If you didn’t graduate college, specify the year you ended and the number of credits you earned.
    • Achievements: Don’t take all the credit for accomplishments you’ve accomplished as a team. Organizations actually like it when candidates express their achievements with “we” rather than “I.”
    • Residence: It’s true that employers prefer local candidates, but you’ll find yourself in a bind if you list your friend in California’s address on your resume even though you live in New York.

  • Breast Cancer Nonprofit’s Mysterious End Prompts Calls For Investigation

    By The NonProfit Times — July 18, 2012

    After the abrupt shutdown of a Chicago, Ill.-based breast cancer nonprofit, State Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) is calling for the state attorney general to investigate the organization.

  • Defining Your Accounting System Requirements

    By The NonProfit Times — July 18, 2012

    Yesterday, we posted a preview from our upcoming webinar showing how inefficiencies in accounting systems can lead to a lack of focus in business leadership. We have one final preview from the presentation today, which documents one of the important decisions nonprofits have to make when choosing new software: Your requirements.

  • USO ‘Winning’: Charlie Sheen Donates $1M

    By The NonProfit Times — July 18, 2012

    Actor Charlie Sheen may be best known these days for his party-hard antics, but he put his name in the record books for a more positive reason, donating $1 million to the United Service Organization (USO).

  • No Rainbow at Jamborees

    By The NonProfit Times — July 18, 2012

    The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) on Tuesday reaffirmed its membership policy excluding homosexuals. The Irving, Texas-based organization announced it would take no further action regarding the revision of the policy. The move comes after nearly two years of deliberations by an executive committee.

  • Accounting System Inefficiencies Can Hurt Focus On Leadership

    By The NonProfit Times — July 17, 2012

    In two days, Intacct Corporation and The NonProfit Times will be holding a free webinar on accounting systems for nonprofits. We’d like to take this time to give readers a sneak peek at some of the content in the presentation.

  • Bronx Nonprofit Director Accused Of Bribery

    By The NonProfit Times — July 17, 2012

    An employee at a Bronx, N.Y. nonprofit that manages apartments for poor people, was arrested yesterday on charges of bribery, according to federal authorities.

  • Making Career Networking Fun

    By The NonProfit Times — July 17, 2012

    If you are like a lot of job seekers, you probably groan a little when you hear the words “career networking.” Making small talk about jobs isn’t exactly what most people consider a good time.

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