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Issue 19.37   
 




Career Q&A: Received one nonprofit job offer but hoping for another

I have been in a fairly grueling job search for the last six months and my money is running out. I have had several interviews lately and just received an offer – but not for the job that excited me the most. I have been told the process for the job I really want is lengthy – and although there are no guarantees that I will get it, the feedback I have received during the process so far has been very encouraging. The job I received an offer for looked interesting on paper but, during the interview process, it became clear that it will be quite different in practice and does not play to my strengths or interests. I also did not get a good vibe from the person who would be managing me, who seemed disorganized and a bit arrogant. What should I do?

First of all, congratulations are in order! If you are being offered multiple interview opportunities in relatively short time period, this shows that your job search strategy is working for you and that you have skills and experience that are of value to potential employers.

However, in addition to your own valid concerns of needing a paycheque, there are some other important things for you to consider in resolving your dilemma.

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From the Vault: Finding the right balance: What to do if your job doesn't feel like a good fit

It isn't first week jitters or the adjustment that comes with any job - rather, it's the slow realization, maybe six months or a year into working for an organization, that your job isn't a good fit.

Like any relationship, the employer/employee dynamic can be a delicate balance, with aspects that can prove more challenging, in terms of fit, than anticipated. In this article, we examine factors that contribute to a poor fit, what to do if your job just isn't working for you any longer and how to avoid getting into such situations in the first place.

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 What's new in the Village


Register now for a FREE CharityVillage webinar!

We appreciate our employees and volunteers and we value their contribution to our organization. But sometimes, the fit between organization and employee or volunteer just isn't there and changes need to be made.

Join CharityVillage and presenter Denise Lloyd, MA, CHRP as we explore the three phases of the discipline process, as well as how and when to make the decision to end the relationship. By the end of the session, you will be equipped with new insights, tools and resources that you can easily implement to make the best of these difficult situations.

Discipline and Dismissal: Making the best of a difficult situation

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Discipline and Dismissal: Making the best of a difficult situation
Date: Thursday, September 25 at 10am PST / 1pm EST
Skill Level: Introductory - Great for hiring managers who are not HR specialists as well as volunteer managers. Please feel free to share this invitation with any nonprofit professionals at your organization who might be interested in learning more on this topic.
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 Newsbytes

Our Newsbytes section rounds up the best of the past week's Canadian nonprofit sector news and announcements.

• Canadian Institute for Business and Community Engagement releases first resource guide
• MEC launches a national movement to help young Canadians change the way we live
• Payroll survey shows weakening financial picture for employed Canadians
• New report explores generational differences in Canadian workplaces
• Canadian employees indicate good colleagues are what makes a job enjoyable

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Who would you rather ask for a gift: a woman or a man?
101Fundraising
It started for me with direct mail. See, today, my clients do not segment for gender. They send the very same appeal letter to men and women. But, you have to wonder, could we attract maybe even more giving if our appeals were somehow "gender specific"? What's the science on that?
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What business leaders can learn from online dating
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"All he did was talk about his past girlfriends," she said. "It was probably one of the worst dates I've ever been on." These are comments we overheard by a woman talking to her friend at a recent HR conference we attended. We simply couldn't resist leaning further into her conversation when this spirited, well-dressed and very vocal woman spoke her next sentence: "It was like he was giving me his resume of failed relationships."
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Designing community-level support for emerging leaders
BoardSource
How do you attract the next generation to your board and make sure they have the skills to be the future leaders of your organization?
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How to attract talented Millennials to your nonprofit
Forbes
Recently, nonprofits and social enterprises have really been stepping up their branding game to attract younger demographics. It's been working – according to a 2014 study by Deloitte, 63% of Millennials donate to charities and 43% actively volunteer or are a member of a community organization.
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10 online fundraising best practices for nonprofits
Nonprofit Tech for Good
In 2013 online giving grew 13.5 per cent according to the Blackbaud Index of Online Giving and 14 per cent according to the Network for Good's Online Giving Index with small and medium-sized nonprofits are experiencing the largest growth.

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Don't mail without looking at this fundraising checklist
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Here's a checklist that will help you craft a strong appeal for funds, from Clairification: Check Your Next Appeal Letter Against This 16-Point List Before Sending. This could make a real difference for you.

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