| Volunteering At - The ASPCA
by Laura Frank and Courtney Omernick - Nov, 2013
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world. Their organization was founded by Henry Bergh in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong...
| Volunteering At - The Wisconsin Humane Society
by Angela Speed and Courtney Omernick - Oct, 2013
The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. WHS has been saving the lives of animals in need for more than 130 years. Because of their long and illustrious history of serving the Milwaukee community, they are also known as the Milwaukee Humane Society. If you're unemployed and looking to keep...
| Volunteering At - PACA
by Michael Grochowski and Azure Mahara - Jul, 2013
The Pan African Community Association (PACA) is run largely through volunteer effort. PACA provides services for African immigrants and refugees in the greater Milwaukee area of Wisconsin. The organization strives to provide services that facilitate access to jobs, housing, transportation, medical care, education, and support for families. In this episode of Volunteering At, host Azure Mahara speaks with Michael Grochowski fro...
| Volunteering At - American Red Cross
by James Starr and Azure Mahara - Jul, 2013
The American Red Cross performs humanitarian work in your community, but they can't do it alone. Your commitment to the Red Cross not only means helping others within your community through your local Red Cross; it means helping others across the world by joining the millions of volunteers worldwide that make up the global Red Cross network. In this episode of Volunteering At, host Azure Mahara speaks with James Starr from Am...
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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