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My, How Things Have Changed

Today, I had lunch with my parents at their retirement village, a weekly thing we do after church.  One of their new neighbors joined us toward the end of the meal, so I talked to him, and listened to the … Continue reading

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Use Your Network to Build Your Donor Base

In 2002, I was in the middle of my six year service as a Board member for a social service agency in Northwest Portland.  I was also job seeking at the time after the company I worked for eliminated the department … Continue reading

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You Can’t Do It All For Free

I have a number of friends who are professional musicians.  Some have made it to the big time, and some make a living, but are not household names.  Some live in large metropolitan areas, others live in small towns and … Continue reading

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The Nonprofit Minimum Wage Conundrum

When I started working in the nonprofit sector after college, I worked as an assistant preschool teacher in daycare center.  I was paid above minimum wage, but not a lot above minimum wage.  I got semiannual raises, but they weren’t … Continue reading

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What You Won’t See on my Resume……Yet

Every so often, a news story will come out about executive or politician having to step down from their position in disgrace.  When the individual was hired or elected, it was because they indicated on their resume that they graduated … Continue reading

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How Bad HR Performance Creates Bad Fundraising Opportunities

Has this ever happened to you?  You come across a position advertised on CNRG, Craigslist, Idealist, Mac’s List or any other nonprofit jobs board that interests you.  You spend time on the organization’s website investigating its programs and mission, learning … Continue reading

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Discrimination in the Nonprofit Sector: It Does Exist

“Prejudice is like a hair across your cheek. You can’t see it, you can’t find it with your fingers, but you keep brushing at it because the feel of it is irritating.” Marian Anderson Discrimination is a pervasive problem in … Continue reading

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