Employed for Good

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


Category: Work

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.


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.


My Journey to Salesforce Admin Certification

Salesforce Administrator certification tips

Last September, I set a lofty professional goal. By 2018, I would get my Salesforce Admin certificate.


For background, I was hired to support our nonprofit constituents by being a face for our organization. My 3+ years of  database experience would be helpful, but I accepted this role because it wasn’t that.  It was a chance to be external-facing and build relationships, something brand new to me. Salesforce wasn’t part of the equation.


That lasted for about 6 months.


Tips for Upgrading Your Work Wardrobe

I’ve done a lot of thinking about my career these past few months – where I am, where I’m headed, and where I’d like to be. And as I’ve thought about all the big changes that need to happen to accomplish my goals, I came to terms with the fact that there was one small thing I really needed to re-evaluate.

My wardrobe. (more…)

How To Make the Most of Your Morning Commute

I’ve seen many articles on the benefits of the morning routine, each of which has fallen along similar lines: successful people wake up before 6am, they’re super intentional about planning their days, and with discipline, we can all be the same way. There are even guides on how people can do this.

That’s all great. The problem is that I’m just not there yet. (more…)

5 Tips for Quickly Designing a Flyer in Word (with GIFs!)

Have you ever been asked to build, or modify, a flyer during your nonprofit career? Whether you’ve worked in program services, volunteer management or development, I’m guessing the answer is yes. It’s certainly happened to me more than a few times!

If you’re Illustrator savvy, this isn’t a big ask. But if not, you’ve probably wondered ‘where do I begin? And WHY can’t we just contract this out to someone else for crying out loud?’ (more…)

The End of Summer Checklist: 10 Ways To Get Work Ready for Fall

If there’s one thing I can count on about this season, it’s the fact that it flies by every single year. Seriously, where did August go?

But this is not the time to lament the end of summer and long days at the beach; after all, who doesn’t love the fall?! (more…)

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