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Graduate school is on the career development plan for many people. However, it is important to assess your options and the reasons for wanting to go to graduate school. The reason? Graduate school does not come cheap! Among the best reasons to go to graduate school are: It is necessary for your desired professional field such as healthcare, law, teaching and social work It can enhance your career through income earning...
Management can be incredibly difficult, between motivating your staff to solving challenging questions it is not easy. However, these simple tips can help you become a better boss and motivate your nonprofit staff members behind the organisation's mission.    1. Communicate Better From small nonprofits to multinational, communication is key. If you’re nothing more than a face on a newsletter or a name on an email,...
Close to a quarter (22%) of nonprofits credit dissatisfaction or disengagement with current leadership as a primary driver of voluntary turnover. This finding, from the  2019 Nonprofit Talent Retention Practices report , is not surprising. We have all dealt with difficult bosses or at least know a person or two that have. Despite the breakdown, many struggle to make the best of a bad situation for the good of their organizations....
Interviews can be tricky, and everyone is bound to make mistakes but you should always prepare. Here are 7 common mistakes you can avoid.  "There are several reasons a candidate isn't selected for a job, and what happens during the interview can definitely make or break their chances," Debora Roland, vice president of human resources at HR technology company  CareerArc , tells Mic. But no pressure, right?   1....
In a sector with constant challenges and where structured career paths are limited, a nonprofit mentor can help your personal development to put you on a path to success. According to  SBA , 30 percent of new businesses may not survive past the first 24 months, and 50 percent of those may not make it past five years. However, 70 percent of mentored businesses  survive longer than 5 years . Whether they're helping you step up...
Podcast growth is huge. There are currently over 750,000 podcasts in the world with 30 million episodes, that's a lot of content. Podcasts can be a useful tool to either communicate your nonprofit message, or to take wisdom and career advice from other pods.  Here is our run down of some of the best nonprofit podcasts that you should learn from!   1.  After the Fact After the Fact is a podcast from The Pew...
Setting specific, measurable goals can provide a path to improve your career and achieve certain accomplishments. It is crucial to both your personal and career development and should be done by everyone.      Why set goals?  Setting goals is important because it gives you a framework to achieve milestones. Wanting to do or complete certain things in life is a great start. Goal setting provides a path for...
The old saying of its not what you know, it’s who you know, is true. Building a strong network is important, it can boost your career development and even get you a new job. However, for many, introverted tendencies can make networking difficultly awkward. Here are 5 key skills you need to focus on to become a natural charmer.  1. Get Social The power of sites like LinkedIn is enormous if used correctly. Social media gives...
Sometimes our desire to bring about change forces us to take the more direct path to satisfying that desire. The urge to bring about rapid change may drive you launch your own nonprofit in order to get results quickly. " If you’re driven by a mission to help others and improve your community, you belong in the nonprofit world.  Individuals with passion and drive are particularly well-suited to succeed in nonprofit work,...
The world of knowledge is constantly evolving, you should be too. Career development can often seem like a daunting and time-consuming task. Instead, utilise some of the online platforms that make it both affordable and easy   Skillshare Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. They give you the opportunity to learn the skills of the new economy by...