When you go in for that nonprofit job interview, pretend you’re Sherlock Holmes. Nothing escapes you. Look around. Is this environment going to support you and your goals? What kind of question is that? Isn’t everyone scrambling to find a job? Even if you are scrambling, and you feel that you HAVE TO take the job, these questions are here to help you decide if this job is going to be a difficult one.
In this economic downturn, how are you responding? How quickly are your funders responding? How about your donors?
I just sat down and read the first chapter of “The Starfish and the Spider.” Talk about an inspiring book! You can read it here, too. This book, written in 2007, is relevant today in thinking about four things.
1. File sharing
2. The war in Iraq and Afghanistan
3. Montezuma, Cortez, the Apaches
4. Grassroots movements
Do you want a bigger salary? This is a how-to video for women to negotiate salaries from Ramit Sethi of http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/. It shows key negotiation tactics for how you can get a better salary in your next job. Often we, as women, do not negotiate for the salary we really want. Here’s how you can move beyond that.
“Trust your dreams, find your power, build what you want to build in the world.”
“There is no static truth.” -Priya Haji
Do you ever think, “I could do so much more if I only had one person dedicated to…”
Ask yourself these questions:
Where are you strong in your fundraising program, and where would you like to grow?
It’s as if there were a wall. And on one side of the wall is this belief that not-for-profits and government exist for public service, and that they’re fundamentally altruistic, that they have a deeper purpose, and they’re doing good in the world, and they have pure motives. On the other side of the wall are corporations. And they’re just selfish and greedy. They have no purpose other than to make money.
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