According to the research of Amy Wrzesniewski, a professor or organizational behavior at Yale, passion takes time. She surveyed over 500 college administrative assistants, and asked them if they would define their work as just a job, a career, or a calling. She found that people were. . .
I am so excited to present to you my interview with Charlotte Beauvoisin, who writes Diary of a Muzungu, a UK citizen working in Uganda. Her blog has been featured on Lonely Planet since 2009. For several years, she worked as a volunteer with the Ugandan Conservation Foundation, and now works in a tourism company… [Keep Reading]
It gets worse. You live on credit, because you can’t save on your tiny nonprofit salary. Your boss expects you to dress like you make $100,000 more than you actually do. You know that most nonprofit fundraisers will stay in a job from 12 to 18 months. Until they leave, voluntarily or otherwise. With at-will employment, if your boss asks you to work over the weekend,what are you going to say, No?
So Blue-Sky thinking is being overly optimistic. Grey sky thinking is rather less so. Nonprofits seem to sit on their own hands rather than take a risk with anything having to do with spending money. How do Charities engage in grey-sky thinking? Let me count the ways. 1. We’ve never had any money, and we… [Keep Reading]
Don’t feel like reading today? Then just listen. I’m doing interviews on career radio shows lately about how you can get a nonprofit job, the nonprofit field, and whether, for example, you should go and get that Master’s in Nonprofit Organizations or not. Click here to go download my podcast with Maureen Anderson of the… [Keep Reading]
Rosetta Thurman said, “I’m no longer a nonprofit professional. I’m an entrepreneur.”
And she articulated something that I’ve been interested in addressing for awhile, but didn’t know how to say.