Last night, I was on the phone catching up with one of my cousins. He doesn’t work for a nonprofit, but our roles are similar enough that it’s easy for us to get lost in work chat. We eventually got onto the subject, and began opening up about the different challenges we faced that week.
He started to share a story about one of his supervisors, who I immediately remembered from a past conversation as being uniquely difficult to work with. Continue reading →
Recent natural disasters (especially those on/close to U.S soil) have presented an important question: when disaster strikes, do we step up to the plate? For many, the answer has been a resounding, heart-felt yes.
In the spirit of National Volunteer Week, I hope you have plans to go out and give back somewhere in the next few days. (And if you don’t, no worries. We need volunteers every week of the year.)
Volunteering can be as simple as showing up for your assignment, or it can be more. By putting our best foot forward when serving for a cause, we position ourselves to give (and get) more from our experience. Continue reading →
The road to giving back is paved with good intentions. Perhaps you’re already an avid volunteer, or maybe you’re trying to figure out how to get involved for the very first time. How can you find the right volunteer opportunity, and where do you start? Continue reading →
While in middle school, I participated in an education program that taught us the importance of giving back.We learned early on that it wasn’t just a nice thing to do, but rather our civic responsibility.
The idea stuck, but it would be years into my nonprofit career before I understood that there are so many ways to get involved. I’d also encounter a few misconceptions along the way.
Hi, I’m Dee. I’m a life hack addict and I work for a nonprofit organization in New York City.
If you’ve ever worked in the social sector, you may think ‘‘nice, she’s one of us!’ If you aren’t familiar with the term, then you’re likely wondering “what does that mean, and who would work for a company that doesn’t turn a profit?” It’s a good question – one that I frequently get from relatives whenever the subject comes up. Continue reading →