| Volunteering At - DoSomething.org
by Katie Radford and Tim Muma - Dec, 2014
With millions of teens getting involved in a variety of campaigns to help others, DoSomething.org has quickly established itself as the place to donate your time and efforts with the younger crowd. Kaite Radford, DoSomething.org's head of fun, talks to Tim Muma about the opportunities they have to individuals to aid the cause. She describes the mission of their organization, how it all comes together, and the details on how yo...
| Community Concepts - Vision Forward
by Terri Davis and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
We turn our attention to individuals with vision impairment and blindness, as we learn more about the organization, Vision Forward Association. Tim Muma speaks with Vision Forward's executive director, Terri Davis, to find out about what activities and programs are available to individuals with various levels of vision loss. Terri also describes the challenges and solutions Vision Forward addresses with its members. Communi...
| Volunteering At - Room to Read
by Hannah Richards and Cady Chesney - Nov, 2014
Millions of children across the world do not have access to education, and will most likely never learn to read or write. Room to Read believes that all children, regardless of gender or background, have a right to education. They empower children through promoting and enabling education through programs focused on literacy and gender equality education. Hannah Richards, Manager of Global Business Development at Room to Read,...
| Volunteering At - Best Friends Animal Society
by Patty Hegwood and Jenna Connour - Nov, 2014
Based in Utah, Best Friends Animal Society is an animal welfare organization that helped pioneer the no-kill movement. The organization also focuses on animal adoption and spaying and neutering, and offers a variety of locally based animal programs. As a large organization, Best Friends also has many volunteering opportunities – from marketing and technology to animal care. LJNRadio’s Jenna Connour is joined by Patty Hegwood,...
Is A Career In Nonprofit For You?
by Stacy Harshman - Oct, 2014
Nonprofit organizations are often thought of as places you go to volunteer, but they can offer rewarding careers as well. According to a 2012 report by the Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University, nonprofit employment represents 10.1 percent of total employment in the United States in 2010. Although there are many similarities between nonprofit and for-profit companies, here are some aspects you should con...
How to Start Your Own Nonprofit: Interview with She’s the First Founder Tammy Tibbetts
by Lindsey Pollak - Aug, 2011
Tammy Tibbetts is one of the most active, inspirational Gen Ys I know. I am a board member of her organization, She’s the First, which is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit that sponsors girls’ education in the developing world. Tammy generously agreed to answer some questions about how she started her organization and what advice she would give to other Gen Ys who aspire to nonprofit careers. Q: How did you first have the ide...
Is a Fundraising Career Right for You?
by Randall Olson - Mar, 2008
Is it important to you that the work you pursue makes positive contributions to society and people in need? Do you like the idea of helping a worthy cause raise the money it needs to provide valuable services in your community or to a larger service area? If so, a fundraising career might be a perfect choice for you. Who Hires Fundraising Professionals? Many different types of nonprofit organizations hire people to work i...
The New Fundraising: What it Takes to Succeed in the Era of the Social Entrepreneur
by Nadia Prescott - Sep, 2007
Philanthropy today is a business. You want to be recognized as a social entrepreneur in your industry, and become known as an organization that can flaunt its accomplishments and promote its accountability. You must combine the passion for your cause with the courage to act quickly and effectively using new business skills and discipline. You must be proactive instead of reactive. Rewards from a vast new funding pool await...
Do Well by Doing Good
by Karen P. Katz, M.Ed. - Jun, 2007
Are you an idealist who has publicly resolved to change careers, return to work, or join the full-time workforce for the first time? Idealists come in many flavors, e.g.: "Boomers" leaving corporate life in favor of community-based work; Women who have deferred their careers and need to maintain work/life balance; Recent college grads: independent, reluctant to leave college life, and unsure of how to find a job that...
Retaining Quality Staff — How It Benefits Your Organization
by Dr. John Meeker - Mar, 2007
Recruiting and retaining top-quality staff is the lifeblood of all organizations. This is especially so for nonprofit organizations. Retaining good employees serves both to develop new staff and empower long-term staff. A good retention strategy will benefit your employees and the various constituencies that your organization serves. Whether your organization is large or small, improving retention requires time, energy, and...
Careers In Associations
by Marshall Brown - May, 2004
You can’t help but notice them. If you live in the greater Washington DC area, they are everywhere. Almost every block in DC has at least one. And in the Old Town area they are taking over. You see them in Arlington and in Bethesda. Tyson’s and Rockville. There even is the American Society of Association Executives and the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives; both located in DC... associations for association...
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