| Volunteering At - Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin
by Emily Levine and Courtney Omernick - Dec, 2013
The Autism Society, the nation's leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy. If you're unemployed and lookin...
| You Do What? - I'm the One and Only Santa Claus
by Santa Claus and Tim Muma - Dec, 2013
Every December 24th, millions of kids go to sleep with visions of a bearded fellow in red and white entering their homes and leaving presents under the tree. In an exclusive interview with LJNRadio, Tim Muma sits down with the one and only Santa Claus to discuss his career, how things have changed, and the best and worst parts of the job. He's been around for hundreds of years, so he has plenty of experience to share. You D...
| Volunteering At - The National Down Syndrome Society
by Julie Cevallos and Courtney Omernick - Dec, 2013
The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations and become valued members of welcoming communities. Courtney Omernick talks with Julie Cevallos to get the details on the organization's goals. The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance a...
| Volunteering At - Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee
by Amy Chionchio and Courtney Omernick - Nov, 2013
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters has provided one-to-one youth mentoring services in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties for over 35 years. Children in the program achieve educational success, avoid risky and...
Is A Career In Nonprofit For You?
by Stacy Harshman - Oct, 2014
Nonprofit organizations are often thought of as places you go to volunteer, but they can offer rewarding careers as well. According to a 2012 report by the Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University, nonprofit employment represents 10.1 percent of total employment in the United States in 2010. Although there are many similarities between nonprofit and for-profit companies, here are some aspects you should con...
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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