Post Guidelines

Guidelines for a Successful Job Ad

  • Use a Clear Job Title
  • Identify the Organization and the actual job location if you have multiple sites
  • Give a succinct description of organization and mission and/or the specific program to whom the position reports
  • outline of job role and purpose
  • indication of scale, size, responsibility, schedule, if unusual (must work nights and weekends)
  • outline of ideal candidate profile
  • indicate qualifications and experience required
  • salary or salary guide
  • whether the role is full-time or permanent or a short-term contract
  • other package details or guide (health coverage, pension)
  • explanation of recruitment process
  • response and application instructions
  • website address
  • equal opportunities statement

Suggested Guidelines for Individuals Seeking Volunteer Opportunities

  • We recommend you include:
  • Organizational mission/purpose preferences or interests
  • The particular skills/talents you want to offer, such as finance, clerical/administrative support, logistics coordination, grant writing, driving clients, etc
  • Your availability, such as the number of hours a week you have to give, the days on which you are free; note if your availability is seasonal (i.e., only available May through September), a onetime offer or something you are looking to do over time
  • Geographic preferences

Suggested Guidelines for Individuals Seeking Board Membership

Specify the focus of your passion: children, families, arts and culture, education, the homeless, environment, social justice, etc.

Indicate the extent/source/reason for your passion for the nature of the mission you wish to serve: since a class trip as a child to my first dance performance, I have tried to do everything I can to ensure that the arts are a part of every child’s life; as a survivor of ____, I want to help other survivors

identify what special skills and talents you think you bring to the board table: finance, grant writing,

From the blog

The Down Side of Giving

Posted by Laura Otten, Ph.D., Director on 22 August 2019, 9:05 am

When did giving become all about the donor and not about the nonprofit?   With all of the years behind me, no one could consider me naïve, so what could make me ask this question?  Is it just wishful thinking?  Or that ever pressing need to believe that people still really are decent, caring, compassionate?  We saw changes in people’s giving last year that seem directly attributable to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that nearly doubled the standard deduction, erasing the need in some people’s minds to actually make a charitable gift.  Get the deduction without actually giving?  Perhaps.

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