Tag Archives: Gen Y

The End of Summer Checklist: 10 Ways To Get Work Ready for Fall

If there’s one thing I can count on about this season, it’s the fact that it flies by every single year. Seriously, where did August go?

But this is not the time to lament the end of summer and long days at the beach; after all, who doesn’t love the fall?! Continue reading

6 Life Lessons from My Solo Trip to New Orleans

To be honest, I don’t plan enough trips for myself.

It’s not that I’m short on vacation days. I actually tend to scramble at the last minute every year to use them up before my work anniversary. (*Tip:* never let your vacation days expire. You earned them.) It’s the process of setting a date and destination, and planning an intinerary, that gets lost on me. I’m also not great at finding travel buddies at the last second, and I generally avoid solo travel to keep my worrisome mother a little saner. Continue reading

Feeling Stuck? Here's How To Figure It Out

How To: Figure Things Out When You’re Feeling Stuck

I can clearly remember the times in my adult life when I felt stuck and unsure of what to do next. It happened during my senior year of college while on the job hunt, and then again a few years later when I decided to change course in my career. There were even moments in between, where personal and professional concerns overlapped all at once (and yes, I’m still working on those).

I’m going to bet that you’ve felt stuck at some point too – because the feeling is a frustrating but very normal occurrence. Continue reading

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

How I Underestimated Myself with Just One Sentence

There is tons of advice on the internet about all the things that you can do right in your career. Still, don’t you find that real life often delivers the best aha moments?

I recently had a meeting with my manager and one of our organization’s clients. Not having spoken to this person before, our conversation naturally began with some quick intros. I said one sentence quickly describing my role and proceeded without another thought. Continue reading

The Power of Data, Part 2: How Data Can Benefit Your Career

As a nonprofit employee, I am a big believer of data.

Spreadsheet addiction aside, it’s an incredible thing to be able to apply metrics and research to inform a larger strategy. Data has real implications for the social sector and a nonprofit’s ability to create impact.

Yet while the global potential for data is huge, this potential also exists on an individual level.  Continue reading

8 Things to Remember When Work (& Life) Weigh You Down

I love working. Not only am I doing the work that I want to be doing at the moment (this after some not-so-easy soul searching and job hunting), but I’m grateful for the lifestyle that my job affords me.

Still, as with any job, some days are tough. Continue reading