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

Making the Band-Aid Stick

Posted by Laura Otten, Ph.D., Director on 11 October 2019, 11:18 am

One of the enjoyable debates I have with students, and those who are philanthropically minded, is about addressing root causes vs. applying band-aids.  It often flows from a mention of Andrew Carnegie and his philosophy on giving and the responsibilities of the wealthy, much of which is laid out in his “The Gospel of Wealth.”  His thinking makes it easy to jump to the question of whether to fund organizations that work at eradicating the root causes of society’s problems or those that provide band-aids to treat the consequences of those problems. I would argue that there is no right.

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