Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The 7 Top Websites for Nonprofit Jobs

By Nancy Collamer

Nancy Collamer, M.S., is a career coach, speaker and author of Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit From Your Passions During Semi-Retirement. Her website is; on Twitter she is @NancyCollamer.

Eager to find a job that matters?

 With the economy warming up, now might be a good time to explore potential nonprofit employment opportunities. According to the 2013 Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey, 44 percent of the groups plan to create positions in the year ahead.

 That’s especially encouraging news for boomers who want to launch encore careers and serve the greater good.

 According to that nonprofit survey, job opportunities look strongest among organizations that deal with health, faith, education, environment and animals.

So where can you find the openings? Big job-board sites, like IndeedCareerBuilder,SimplyHired and LinkedIn, have nonprofit listings. But if you’re really serious about looking for work in the nonprofit arena, I think it’s best to use sites specifically focused on that world.

7 Best Sites to Find A Nonprofit Job
Here are my seven favorites; they’re all free, but you need to register on some of them:

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

How to Make the Tricky Switch to Nonprofit Work

By Chris Farrell / Next Avenue

When I was researching my book, Unretirement, I was struck by how many boomers wanted to connect their passion to a paycheck by doing nonprofit work. People with long careers in the private sector often told me that they were eager to do things like help tackle homelessness or address recidivism or educate at-risk children.

The late historian Daniel Boorstin called nonprofits “monuments to community.” And it’s little wonder that growing numbers of boomers are acting on their desire to give back through this incredibly diverse sector, rich with opportunities. Nonprofits range from huge institutions with the trappings of big business to mom-and-pops with a cadre of dedicated employees and volunteers.

Making the leap from the for-profit world to the nonprofit one isn’t always easy, though.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Featured Charleston and Charleston County Nonprofit Organizations from SCIWAY

From SCIWAY, The South Carolina Information Highway

Choose by Type – Charleston County Charities and Non-profits

Many Charleston-area charities are listed on separate pages according to type. If you do not see the type of non-profit you are looking for in the list below, please look in the next section, called Choose by Name.

Choose by Name — Charleston County Charities and Non-profits

This lists shows all Charleston-area charities that are not listed on separate pages under the "Choose by Type" section above. SCIWAY strives to link to every non-profit website in South Carolina. If you would like to add a charity to SCIWAY, please use the form below. And don't forget to check out our entire list of organizations in South Carolina – the organization(s) you're seeking may be listed on a different page!
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Friday, December 5, 2014

Action-based learning results in call to action to community

From The Moultrie News

Students in seventh grade at Cario Middle School support their local community in various ways. One is even through their curriculum.

The students are being required to complete a Service Learning Project essay that persuades support for a local nonprofit or fundraising initiative.

Through support from the Moultrie News, local nonprofit leaders and volunteers, students have been guided on how to select the nonprofit of their choice and how to write a persuasive essay in support of that choice so that others will get involved. And we’re asking our readers to get involved. Readers will be able to vote on the top essays the first of January. The winning essay will result in the entire seventh grade supporting that chosen charity through a method of the student body’s choice. Stay tuned for details.

Guest speakers were invited to the school to help with this learning process, starting with lessons on how to write an introduction, how to hook the reader and why supporting nonprofits is important.

Madeleine McGee, president of South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations, was the keynote speaker who introduced the nonprofits.
Classes listened to speakers from four local nonprofit organizations: Kelly Hodges, executive director of Halos; Dr. Marvin Arnsdorff, board member of Camp Rise Above; Kira Perdue, volunteer for My Sister’s House; Jennifer Hartley, who discussed what it’s like to be a volunteer at various nonprofit organizations; and Kristine Peteriet, development director of Dawson Place. Sully Witte discussed strong introductions and conclusions.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Nonprofit to sponsor free wills clinic Dec. 6 in Walterboro

From the Walterboro Press and Standard

Do you have a will? If your answer is “No” – read on. If property/land is your primary asset and if you would like to ensure that your property and possessions will go to the person(s) you want after you are gone — then call the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation and schedule an appointment (843-745-7055) to have a simple will drafted at the free Wills Clinic on Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Ray T. Johnson CTS Building (229 Gruber Street in Walterboro, SC) between 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Sponsors for this free community event include: Colleton Training School, Colleton High School Alumni Association, Inc. and the Association of Walterboro Homeowners.

Simple wills will be drafted where property is your primary asset. Whether you own a percentage of heirs’ property or have clear title to your land, it is important to have a will drafted so that you can name the person(s) in your will to whom you want your property or percentage of property to go. Have your Will drafted will help prevent the further growth of heirs’ property.

You must make an appointment to have your will drafted. Contact Hope Watson at (843) 745-7055 to schedule that appointment. To learn more about the Center, go to:

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Charleston Association of Grant Professionals (CAGP) to meet Dec. 2

It’s Time to Celebrate!

The Charleston Association of Grant Professionals (CAGP) will meet Tuesday, Dec. 2 in the auditorium of the Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street, from 5:45 – 7:30 p.m.

The speaker will be Richard Hendry, Program Officer with the Coastal Community Foundation.   There will be a Q&A and Richard will answer your questions.

Please mark your calendar now and join us for a very special evening as we Celebrate the 16th Anniversary of CAGP!

Meetings are free and open to anyone interested in the grants process. This is our last meeting of the year and a great time to invite your friends and introduce them to CAGP!

Reservations are not required but requested. Email or call 843.452.4492.

 Hope to see you on December 2nd!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Nonprofits in Rural America Face Deepening Problems

By Rick Cohen
Nonprofit Quarterly

Rural poverty
November 14, 2014; Daily Mail (Hudson, NY)
Next week is the annual meeting of the Housing Assistance Council, one of the nation’s premier rural advocacy organizations. This author will be speaking on a panel examining rural philanthropy (natch!) amidst many sessions exploring exactly what is happening—or not happening—in rural America. Rural nonprofits know all too well the challenges they face, but many non-rural nonprofits may not.
  • Homelessness: Few people associate the homeless with rural America, but truth be told, there are many rural homeless, and typically they are more hidden, less visible, less concentrated, and frequently less well served than the homeless in cities. In tiny Beattyville, Kentucky, community residents have been trying to create a shelter for the area’s homeless without success. In largely ruralGreene and Columbia counties in New York, homeless persons can be found sleeping in cars, even baseball dugouts, or wandering through 24-hour convenience stores, according to Florence Ohle, the executive director of Community Action of Greene County. Crook County, Oregon, has 20,000 people,including about 200 homeless persons. How much support do rural nonprofits get for rural homelessness? It’s hard to imagine that rural groups get the kind of help they need to address the distinctive problem of rural homelessness.

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