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  • Sandy Donations Lagging Far Behind Smaller Storms

    By Patrick Sullivan — December 10, 2012

    Donations to Hurricane Sandy relief are trending far behind the terrorist attacks of September 11, the 2005 South Pacific tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. According to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (CoP), giving for Sandy most resembles giving for the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

  • 5 Best Practices For Selecting Software

    By The NonProfit Times — December 10, 2012

    The trends are always changing in the world of technology. Who would have thought just a few years ago that tablets would become more desirable than laptops? Yet that’s exactly what has happened, with major developers like Microsoft developing innovations meant for that device.

  • 10 Red Flags For Employers

    By The NonProfit Times — December 10, 2012

    Stop me if this sounds familiar: You’ve submitted one job application after another yet, for all of your hard work, you don’t have any positive results. This is an experience that many job seekers are very familiar with and while it can be partially blamed on the poor job market, there are times when the problem rests with you.

  • Nonprofits Rate Themselves Against For-Profits

    By The NonProfit Times — December 7, 2012

    Nonprofits are effective, responsive, reliable, caring, enriching, empowering and productive. That’s what leaders at 731 nonprofits think, anyway.

  • 9 Grant Writing Dos And Don’ts

    By The NonProfit Times — December 7, 2012

    Any nonprofit manager can browse the web and look for grant opportunities for their projects. It’s the writing part that can prove a little trickier.

  • Clock Ticking On United Way Realignment Jobs

    By Mark Hrywna — December 7, 2012

    Thirty-six employees at United Way Worldwide’s Alexandria, Va. headquarters have until the end of today to accept offers in new positions. Two dozen of their colleagues were left without positions in a restructuring announced Tuesday aimed at expanding growth in other global markets.

  • 4 Ways To Mishandle Salary Negotiations

    By The NonProfit Times — December 7, 2012

    Job interviews are tough, but salary negotiations can make them look like a walk in the park. One small misstep in the process and you could find yourself without that job offer.

    Many job seekers know what they want in terms of salary and benefits, but are hesitant to say it for fear of pricing themselves out of the job. That is certainly a legitimate concern, but it’s one that can be easily erased simply be doing your homework. Do some research to determine what the standard pay rates and perks are for the position so you know if what you are asking for is too much.
    If you don’t do your homework, you leave yourself at risk of mishandling the negotiations. Here are four other things to avoid:
    • Not Thinking About Yourself: If you don’t think seriously about the income you need, you may end up taking a job that will leave you struggling to pay for everyday items. If the salary you need is out of line with the standard rates, look for a position that will pay you what you need.
    • Laying All Your Cards On The Table: Job interviewers will often ask you to name a specific number you have in mind, but you should always try to avoid this. Use answers such as “If I do receive an offer, I want it to be reasonable” or “I will consider any offer that fits my needs.” If you are pressed for a number, give a range rather than a specific answer.
    • Neglecting To Ask About Benefits: Salary is important but you shouldn’t forget to ask about what benefits you would be getting. Healthcare is especially important, given that the Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires all individuals to have coverage.
    • Not Giving A Counter-Offer: Most organizations are not going to offer you the highest salary right off the bat; that’s simply not the way negotiations work. Using the knowledge you have acquired from your research, you should present a counter-offer that is fair for both you and the company.

  • Holiday Giving Combo Platter

    By The NonProfit Times — December 6, 2012

    What do you get when you combine the “12 Days of Christmas” and #GivingTuesday? It might look something like the “5 Weeks of Giving,” courtesy of Volunteers of America Chesapeake (VOAC).

  • Nonprofits Advocate For Charitable Deduction

    By The NonProfit Times — December 6, 2012

    The Charitable Giving Coalition — a group of nonprofit advocates from 40 states — traveled to Washington, D.C., yesterday. Their mission? To make sure the charitable deduction isn’t eliminated during on-going discussions on how to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

  • Salvation Army Red Kettle Donations Slow Dancing

    By Patrick Sullivan — December 6, 2012

    Move over, PSY; the tuxedo-clad Korean rapper of “Gangnam Style” fame isn’t the only one with dance moves. Some of The Salvation Army’s (SA) bell ringers are cutting the concrete in an effort to get noticed during this holiday season’s Red Kettle campaign.

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