Employed for Good

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


Category: Giving Back

When Disaster Strikes: 5 Reasons Why We Don’t Always Do Our Part

Recent natural disasters (especially those on/close to U.S soil) have presented  an important question: when disaster strikes, do we step up to the plate? For many, the answer has been a resounding, heart-felt yes.

For others…crickets. (more…)

10 Qualities Of Truly Awesome Volunteer Coordinators

10 Qualities of Truly Awesome Volunteer Coordinators

Volunteer coordinators make the world go round.

I’ve worked with them, volunteered for them, and I personally know a few. What they do isn’t easy. Finding individuals to engage in a cause, often doing so with minimal resources, is tough. (more…)

10 Tips for Being a Rockstar Volunteer

10 Tips for Being a Rockstar Volunteer

In the spirit of National Volunteer Week, I hope you have plans to go out and give back somewhere in the next few days. (And if you don’t, no worries. We need volunteers every week of the year.)

Volunteering can be as simple as showing up for your assignment, or it can be more. By putting our best foot forward when serving for a cause, we position ourselves to give (and get) more from our experience. (more…)

6 Different Ways You Can Volunteer Today

6 Ways to Volunteer & Give Back

The road to giving back is paved with good intentions. Perhaps you’re already an avid volunteer, or maybe you’re trying to figure out how to get involved for the very first time. How can you move forward and where do you start? (more…)

6 Myths About Volunteering & Giving Back

6 Myths About Volunteering & Giving Back

While in middle school, I participated in an education program for inner city youth that taught us the importance of giving back. We learned early on that it wasn’t just a nice thing to do, but rather our civic responsibility.

The idea stuck, but it would be years into my nonprofit career before I understood the many ways that there are to get involved. I’d also encounter a few misconceptions along the way. (more…)

The Power of Meeting Someone for Coffee

A Turmeric Latte


During my lunch break yesterday, I went to work in a cafe not too far from my office (because that’s what happens to your ‘free’ time when you’re trying to start up a blog).

While there, I happened to sit next to two young men, who were discussing a topic that plagues many a millennial’s mind: the future. (more…)

The Case for Being Employed for Good

Hi, I’m Dee. I’m a life hack addict and I work for a nonprofit organization in New York City.

If you’ve ever worked in the social sector, you may think ‘‘nice, she’s one of us!’ If you aren’t familiar with the term, then you’re likely wondering “what does that mean, and who would work for a company that doesn’t turn a profit?” It’s a good question – one that I frequently get from relatives whenever the subject comes up. (more…)

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