Tag: nonprofit

Launching a career in social change: Résumé and cover letter tips for college grads

I’m getting some great questions about job hunting from the class of 2013! Over the next few weeks, I’ll update and repost some of my best advice from earlier articles. This was originally written for Nonprofit Career Month in 2009. So you’ve decided to explore a career in the nonprofit sector.  Great!  However, if you’re … Read More »

Getting Millennials to Give: Two Fundraising Practices and Potential for Growth

I was recently asked by a reporter from the Chronicle of Philanthropy if I knew of any charities that have been successful in getting millenial donations. I immediately thought of mobile giving campaigns, but I realized that many of those are sparked by urgency (i.e. Haiti, Chile) and are not necessarily used for long term … Read More »

Reader Response: Finding and Landing Your First Nonprofit Job

Do you have a question about developing a career in the nonprofit sector, navigating life in NYC, or working with social media?  Send me an email!  ajlovesya [at] gmail [dot] com. A few days ago someone asked me: What advice would you have for someone in college who is graduating this spring and searching for … Read More »

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Increase Social Media Engagement

Last week I attended the NYU-RCLA workshops on using social media to further your social justice mission. It was an amazing three days of learning about social media tools, context, and tips for implementation. Yet the big question of the week seemed to be: how do I get people engage with me? Imagine, you’re hype … Read More »

Board Service: Giving Back to Your Community

Two months ago I was voted onto the board of Artistic New Directions, a small non-profit in Manhattan that provides space and professional development to emerging performance artists in New York.  For a while I went back and forth on the idea of joining a board.  On the one hand, the opportunity to gain behind … Read More »