Category Archives: Nonprofits

6 Surprising Similarities Between Nonprofits & Companies

6 Surprising Similarities Between Nonprofits & Companies

Working for a nonprofit means you’ve likely been subject to some assumptions held by outsiders about your lifestyle. Friends or family may think that you’re martyring yourself to your cause, making an unlivable wage, and/or sacrificing your livelihood for the greater good. (If they only knew the truth about what it is to work in nonprofit.) Continue reading

The Power of Data, Part 1: How Data Can Benefit Your Nonprofit Organization

I am a huge data nerd and the people at my job know it.

It’s not so much about the numbers (math was never my strong suit), but it fascinates me that we can capture bits of information, crunch, dissect and organize it, and use that to build a bigger picture. I’ll gladly spend hours over a spreadsheet than on Facebook any day. Continue reading

8 Things I Learned Working for the Nonprofit Sector

8 Things I Learned Working for the Nonprofit Sector

Working for the nonprofit sector has been one of the biggest highlights of my career. I’ve gotten the chance to work on issues that really matter to me, all while meeting passionate people along the way and building personal knowledge. Some lessons have even provided important context for my understanding of  both the world and this space. Continue reading