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

I Give, Therefore I Am

Posted by Laura Otten, Ph.D., Director on 7 December 2018, 7:44 am

As nonprofits are pondering just how much money will come in over the remaining days of the calendar year, it seems fitting, in a sad, sadistic way, I suppose, to report on a study with the subtitle, “American donors are far less generous than they think they are.”  But maybe some donors will read this and as a result decide to go back to their checkbooks. This study, the second in a series of research called “The Donor Mindset,” looks at American donor’s actual generosity and in comparison to the donors’ self-assessment of their generosity.  While generosity can be defined.

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