Tag Archives: Lifestyle

Boston Marathon

6 Different Ways You Can Volunteer Today

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

Park Bench

6 Myths About Volunteering & Giving Back

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.

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On Reframing My Mondays

When I first entered the workforce right out of college, I struggled to adjust.

Don’t get me wrong – I loved being employed. It was exciting to know that I had a desk to report to everyday, one that I could decorate with photo frames and other personal mementos. I also really enjoyed my morning routine: one medium caramel iced coffee and a doughnut. These simple things endeared me to working life right away. Continue reading

The Case for Being Employed for Good

 

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