Employed for Good

A nonprofit professional's take on doing well while doing good.

When I Realized I Conquered My Public Speaking Fear

Conquer Public Speaking Fear

Friends. Let’s talk about public speaking.


The idea alone can illicit strong reactions – everything from excitement, to nausea, to let’s-not-even-go-there. It’s not something that comes easily to many of us, if at all.


A Labor of Love, For Sure


How to Find & Pitch Your Next Conference Trip

For the ambitious nonprofit professional who wants to master their craft, conferences are the way to go. A conference can be a great opportunity to expand your skills,  build your professional network, and learn new knowledge to propel your organization forward. As someone who personally loves learning, they really are my jam.

That said, not all conferences are made equal. And not all employers are jumping to send us there.


Here’s How To Quickly Organize That Cable Drawer

How to organize cable drawer


When I’m not configuring databases at my day job, or writing/drawing about it on this blog, then I’m trying to excel at other basic human pursuits. There are the big ones, like eating healthy and staying fit, but I’m talking about the small, less interesting stuff –  tiny projects and tasks that when tackled, make your personal life feel just a little more organized.


Like the cable drawer.


Perception Vs Reality – What Really Happens In A Nonprofit Database

20 Things Every Nonprofit Database Admin Can Understand (with GIFs)

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Some of us may love the work, but maintaining your team’s database isn’t always easy! For anyone who’s ever served as as a nonprofit database manager (and for those folks who have ever worked with that person), here are 20 things that have likely crossed our minds at some point in time.


*Cartoon Corner* – Wearing ‘Multiple Hats’ at a Nonprofit

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