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by Jessye Kass There are many reasons you might work with a career coach at some point in your working life. Career coaches can help you identify transferable skills. They can also help you translate your professional story for a career change to another industry . They can also help you develop a networking strategy or prepare for interviews. Here are some questions and insights to help you find clarity in when to find a...
by Jessye Kass What Is a Career Coach? A tear rolled down Joe’s cheek when I asked him, “What are you most proud of in your current role?” “I’m sorry, I don’t know why I’m crying! I just… I feel so lost in my current role,” Joe shared, visibly embarrassed. “Absolutely, no need to apologize. We spend the majority of our lives working, and when we experience pain points...
By Emily Walsh Once you’ve locked in the right person for the right role at your organization, you might understandably breathe a huge sigh of relief. But another crucial task awaits: setting up your new hire for success from their very first day—perhaps even up to their first year.  If your new hire is working remotely, the stakes may feel even higher. Maintaining a strong organizational culture with remote employees...
By Jessye Kass The death of a loved one, loss of a pet, heartbreak, illness, being laid off, unexpected financial hardship—we can experience loss and grief in countless ways. Grief reaches us wherever we are. No one is immune to grief, though it affects us all differently. Often, we still have to work —even when grappling with ongoing grief. Determining how to carry on at work can be challenging if you or even a loved...
By Kathleen Yazbak and Maleka Diggs Establishing a system for reviewing applications and resumes will help you/your organization improve your chances of including the most relevant candidates in your interview pool, including uncovering some hidden gems. This piece discusses key steps and shares a practical assessment tool to consider incorporating into evaluating candidate resumes. To ensure an equitable and smooth search process, it...
Serving a nonprofit organization through board service can be a rewarding and valuable experience. Nonprofit board members help steer an organization’s future in everything from its financial well-being to legal governance, ethics, and even its reputation. The decisions made by nonprofit board members could have significant implications for those it serves.  Studies show that there are deep, positive impacts for individuals who...
Impact Opportunity had the chance to speak with Sarah Chostner, Founder of Aprium Advisors , which supports HR and talent leaders to realize their fullest potential and help their organizations thrive. Sarah shared her thoughts on best practices on how nonprofit HR and leadership can listen to staff through employee surveys. How should Human Resources go about listening to employees? Sarah Chostner: HR can use many formal and...
Burnout has been a hot topic in discussing and examining the workforce, employment opportunities, and the rate of turnover employers saw during the “Great Resignation.” The World Health Organization has deemed the burnout employees experience as an “occupational phenomenon” characterized by exhaustion, increased mental distance from an employee’s work, and a reduction in efficiency, all resulting from...
In the nonprofit world, board members are critical to the organization's success. These key people help steer the nonprofit toward a sustainable future through ethical, diplomatic, and legal governance, as well as financial management. They are responsible for hiring and setting the compensation of the CEO or executive director and supervising activities of the nonprofit to ensure it’s fulfilling its mission in the best possible way....
Impact Opportunity had the chance to speak with Sarah Chostner, Founder of Aprium Advisors , which supports HR and talent leaders to realize their fullest potential and help their organizations thrive. Sarah shared her thoughts on best practices regarding Human Resources communications and offered several examples of effective ways to share critical information with employees. How can human resources best communicate important information...
By Alec Green, NonprofitReady.org  So you want to make a difference in the world and you've decided to do it by working for a nonprofit organization. Congratulations! You are about to embark on a rewarding and challenging journey. But before you start sending out resumes, you might be wondering how you can succeed in the nonprofit sector when you don't have any experience working in a nonprofit organization. Don't worry, there are...
Will technology be an ally or a competitor to nonprofit workers as the sector undergoes a digital transformation? The dean of MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing , Dan Huttenlocher, states that AI already plays an instrumental role in addressing the societal challenges that nonprofits hope to resolve. In fact, nonprofits like the Common Market use AI to enhance food supply chains between farmers and food banks....