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What does a 90-years-dead Italian economist know about modern nonprofit fundraising? Plenty, according to Josh Whichard, Jeffery Hunt and Kevin Shulman, who spoke about a principle developed by Vilfredo Pareto in the early 20th century, popularly known as “the 80/20 Rule.”
After years of alcoholism, drug abuse and petty theft, Deborah Jane “Janie” Marsh found herself unemployed, homeless and facing almost three years in prison. While incarcerated, Marsh decided she’d had enough of that life.
J. Brady Lum is a full-time employee of Special Olympics International (SOI), serving as its president and chief operating officer (COO). He even signs off on the organization’s tax form. But, The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Ga., pays him and the compensation apparently is as secret as the formula for Coke.
Armed with cowboy hats, towels around their hips and questionable dance moves, Take Stock in Children of Sarasota County’s (TSC) flash mob might have been able to spur conversation about the organization’s mission, but did little in terms of raising money.
One of the best ways to impress an employer is to show them something you can do that separates you from other job seekers.
In what might be a sign that the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) review of the acquisition of rival software maker Convio is coming to a conclusion, Blackbaud today re-filed its Premerger Notification and Report Form.
Financial managers of mid-sized nonprofits don’t know quite as much as they think they do. A study of 526 financial managers showed that 76 percent of the respondents identified themselves as knowledgeable about financial principles, but only 36 percent correctly answered three basic financial questions.
The recent case of Greg Mortenson and the Central Asia Institute has led some to wonder whether being a nonprofit board member and a salaried employee are mutually exclusive.
We’ve been on a California kick lately, as the last two featured nonprofit jobs we had were from the Golden State. That trend continues with a new job fro the Regional Parks Foundation.
Conventional wisdom tells us that a successful job search ends with the job seeker getting employment. Sounds reasonable enough, but allow me to throw a bit of wrench into that thought: A successful search ends with the candidate getting the right job.It’s very easy to get desperate during the course of the job hunt. The temptation to take work that you are not passionate about just to pay the bills can be great. This is ultimately the wrong choice for the long-term health of your career. It’s more important for you to work at a nonprofit that matches your skills and gives you the best chance for your professional development.How do you give yourself the best chance of having a successful job search? You can start by following these four steps:
- Focus your search on nonprofits on the rise. These are the organizations that will be most interested in hiring new employees and will give you the best chance to advance through the ranks.
- Be ambitious. Don’t be afraid to apply for a job for which you are a little bit unqualified. There’s a good chance the nonprofit will consider hiring you for, say, a development officer position if they only need to do minimal training.
- Consider volunteering. Take some time to volunteer for an organization you like if you can’t get a full time job there. This will add meat to your resume and — who knows? — they could end up bringing you on if you do a good enough job.
- Show your expertise. Don’t just say you are good at something — show it. For example, if you just learned how to do HTML, create an online portfolio showing your expertise in that subject. This will give the employer a better idea of how much you know.