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Develop Your Kool-Aid Filter

Nathaniel Manning | Posted 06.23.2014 | College
Nathaniel Manning

I always give this advice to young people aiming to do good in the world but unsure how: develop your kool-aid filter

Cover Letter From a Frustrated Nonprofit Job-Seeker

Laura Weiss | Posted 04.16.2014 | College
Laura Weiss

I am one of dozens of cover letters that you will receive today, in your 30k no-benefits full-time plus "Associate Program/ Program Assistant/ Education Coordinator/ Development Coordinator/ Social Media Associate" job.

Listen Up, Millennials! Volunteer Experience Really Does Help Get You Hired

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 08.09.2013 | Impact

With half of college grads working jobs that don't require degrees, the unemployment rate for 20-24 year-olds hovering around 12.6 percent, and an inc...

Harvard MBAs Get $50,000 For Taking Nonprofit Jobs

Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact

After throwing their caps up in the air last week, 19 Harvard MBA grads walked off with a cool $50,000 for committing their degrees to making the worl...

When Is It Time for An Executive Director to Move On?

Joan Garry | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Joan Garry

It is my firm belief that leaders sometimes overstay their welcome. Organizations change and need different kinds of leadership. Sometimes an organization can become overly identified with its leader, rather than its mission, which can jeopardize the organization's stability or sustainability.

Looking for a Nonprofit Job? 4 Tips Hiring Managers Want You to Know

Allison Jones | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Allison Jones

For the third straight year, we reached out to the nonprofit organizations in the Idealist community and asked them about their funding situations, recruitment plans, and compensation projections.

The Top 7 Websites That Will Help You Find A Nonprofit Job

Next Avenue | Posted 03.30.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Nancy Collamer If you're looking to launch an encore career, here's where you'll find the openings that are right in...

Nonprofit Software Company To Cut 7.1% Of Workforce

Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact

By Paul Clolery, The NonProfit Times Nonprofit software behemoth Blackbaud will cut 150 jobs from across the company, which will bring to 200 the n...

Finding a Job Where You Can Make a Difference

Monisha Kapila | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Monisha Kapila

If you are one of the millions of people who want to do work that is mission driven, you may be interested in a job in the "social sector." As you start searching for jobs, you should make sure you are looking in the right places.

INFOGRAPHIC: How Growing Nonprofit Sector Impacts The Economy

Posted 11.13.2012 | Impact

So, how exactly does the nonprofit sector impact the economy? After compiling data related to employment, donation trends and a number of other sig...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving Careers in the Nonprofit Sector

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

For this year's graduates it's a time of celebration and, for many, concern. A tough economy is only part of it. What to do next? I'd like to suggest they look outside the usual paths and consider a career in the nonprofit sector.

Hiring Agency Pairs Nonprofits With Retired Seniors At 'Discount' Rate

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 06.05.2012 | Fifty

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- As she got older, Gail McDaniel felt she should be doing more to make the world better. She'd been laid off after a long career...

43% Of Nonprofits Plan To Hire In 2012: Where To Find These Jobs

Posted 03.28.2012 | Impact

Job prospects look good for those trying to break into the nonprofit industry. According to a recent survey released by Nonprofit HR Solutions, 43...

Nonprofits, 2012 Political Game Changers?

Robert Egger | Posted 04.07.2012 | DC
Robert Egger

There are a group of men traveling throughout our economically depressed country, touting visions and presenting plans, each with an atrocious and glaring gap. There's a word for them. That word is "candidate" for president.

Nonprofits Need Vets to Build the Nation

Richard Buery | Posted 09.26.2012 | New York
Richard Buery

Because of their commitment to positive social change and dynamic work environments, nonprofits offer veterans unique opportunities to continue their service to America, and the sector can use the support.

Nonprofit To Place Young Entrepreneurs In Poor Cities To Fuel Economy

Posted 09.24.2011 | Impact

A new nonprofit is pairing creative, eager entrepreneurs with distressed cities nationwide. Venture for America, modeled after Teach For America, ...

Nonprofits Not As Diverse As We Think, Study Says

The Nonprofit Quarterly | Rick Cohen | Posted 06.14.2011 | Impact

Is anyone surprised by the finding of a new report from Commongood Careers and the Level Playing Institute that concludes nonprofits are perceived as ...

Weighing Different Career Options? Get Offers First

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marshall Goldsmith

If you're facing transition and you are getting stuck in a mental debate among competing potential career options, focus your energy on getting offers. When you get real offers, you can make real decisions.

When Should You Be A Full-Time Volunteer?

Dev Aujla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dev Aujla

I interviewed hundreds of people searching for that ideal job and distilled down three critical questions to consider before you decide to work for free.