Powered by Passion! Can passion really help accelerate your nonprofit career? Learn how a search powered by passion can make all the difference! By Mark McCurdy Passion as described in the Webster dictionary says: PASSION: A strong liking or desire for or devoted to some activity When you build your job search or career search around the mission or position you are most passionate about, you ensure a strong foundation on which to build your search. When you begin your search with passion at the core you also build emotional IQ and physical confidence. A cause you are passionate […]
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Mentorships Build Tomorrow’s Nonprofit Leaders By Mark McCurdy and Molly Zeff With three out of four nonprofit executives expected to leave their jobs during the next five years, mentorship programs provide an effective tool to help fill the leadership vacuum by ensuring that future top-level executives are better prepared to take over. Mentors are guides who provide advice based on their experience in a given field. A more specific definition comes from one nonprofit, Career Collaborative, a nonprofit that provides employment services, which defines mentoring as “a tool to facilitate, guide, and encourage growth and creativity while preparing for […]
Career transition? Focus on your mission not on your resume. Most people start a career change by trying to re-write their resume. Having interviewed over 10,000 individuals in the nonprofit arena, I can’t tell you how important it is to start, instead, by identifying and defining your ideal career. Don’t get me wrong, a well-written resume is an important step in the career transition process, but it should not lead your career change. A more effective and sustainable alternative is to start with clarifying and nailing down your mission or purpose. What is your vocational mission? Choosing your vocational […]