Employed for Good

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


Category: Reflections

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.


Back to Paper: My Trial with a Written Planner

*Note: the following is NOT an advertisement. Just a gal, sharing thoughts on a planner.

I take pride in being organized at work. Not only do I feel more efficient, but I enjoy building trackers and project plans to stay on task and get things done.

Lately though, as I’ve taken on more responsibility, I’ve been feeling scrambled. (more…)

Writer’s Update – September 5, 2017

For those who are curious about the person behind the blog, here’s a quick update on what’s been happening.

If you’re subscribed to my (formerly weekly) email digest, then you may have noticed some weeks go by without a peep from me. OR, if you check this site frequently, then you might’ve noticed a lag. I took an unplanned break in August for one simple reason: I was beat. (more…)

How I Underestimated Myself with Just One Sentence

There is tons of advice on the internet about all the things that you can do right in your career. Still, don’t you find that real life often delivers the best aha moments?

I recently had a meeting with my manager and one of our organization’s clients. Not having spoken to this person before, our conversation naturally began with some quick intros. I said one sentence quickly describing my role and proceeded without another thought. (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…)

On Reframing My Mondays

When I first entered the workforce right out of college, I struggled to adjust.

Don’t get me wrong – I loved being employed. It was exciting to know that I had a desk to report to everyday, one that I could decorate with photo frames and other personal mementos. I also really enjoyed my morning routine: one medium caramel iced coffee and a doughnut. These simple things endeared me to working life right away. (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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