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These Questions from the Pros Can Help You Land Your Fundraising Dream Job

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Nonprofit Jobs, Workplace
Here’s something to consider:  A job interview goes both ways. That is, the interview is not just a way for a prospective employer to learn about you … … it’s also a way for you to learn about your prospective…
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Fundraising and Communications: How Not to Be the Cats and Dogs of the Nonprofit World

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Branding, Workplace
Cats and dogs: We expect them to be lifelong enemies, always in conflict. That’s how it is much of the time. But in some cases, they peacefully co-exist. Sometimes, they really love each other. In the fundraising world, we have…
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I’ve Had the Same Fundraising Job for 20 Years — Here’s Why

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Self-Care, Workplace
Guest post by Jill Perry, Manager of Annual Giving at Providence Hospice of Seattle and member of The Fundraisingology Lab by Moceanic. It was 2003, and I was finishing up a Master’s degree in public administration. I began graduate school…
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Show Your Boss Why They Can’t Skimp on Your Growth and Training

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Workplace
When it comes to professional growth, if you aren’t moving forward, you are in effect floating backward.  That’s an intimidating thought, but sometimes it lights a fire under people to keep learning. The fact you are reading this blog post…
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5 Things to Do That Can Help You Make a Great Nonprofit Hire

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Workplace
Is it time to hire someone new to work at your nonprofit? That’s one of the most important – and intimidating – decisions you make if you’re at a growing organization. Staff is at or near the top of expenses,…
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How to Protect Yourself from Fundraising Emotional Burnout

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Self-Care, Workplace
I was meeting with some experts in global relief work, working on a flexible fundraising plan that would allow their organization to mobilize donors and respond quickly to be as effective as possible. I asked the “disaster expert” how many…
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Keep Your Sense of Wonder in Your Fundraising Work

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Workplace
My first job in fundraising was as an in-house copywriter for a social-service organization that worked in Kolkata, India (then spelled Calcutta). I thought I’d hit the career jackpot when I got the job. The pay was terrible, but it…
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7 Tips for Success as a Fundraising Freelancer

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Nonprofit Jobs, Workplace
Wouldn’t it be great to be your own boss? That’s how many people imagine it will be when they dream of becoming a freelancer. Including many professional fundraisers. Let me give you the bad news first: When you become your…
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The Missing Ingredient That Might Be the Reason You and Your Colleagues Hate Your Job

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Workplace, Fundraising
I ask people all the time what they struggle with in fundraising. Distressingly often they tell me their biggest problem is their fundraising jobs. They love making the world a better place, but the job… it’s just not rewarding. A…
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