Perspectives on Philanthropy

Six Ways to Rock Your Career

Six Ways to Rock Your Career – here is a quick digest of the pages and pages of notes that I took during last night’s workshop with Trista Harris, Executive Director of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice, author of the New Voices in Philanthropy blog and author of “How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar: 50 Ways to Accelerate Your Career“. Don’t try all of these at once! You can always come back to these – and the rest of the tips in the book as you move forward in your career! (Click panoramic image to enlarge) 1. Develop Expertise Be the first to know about what is happening in your sector and that relates to your job – this will make you the “go-to” person and increase your value at the organization. Do informational interviews with people in other organizations who do your job – build a network of such people so you’ll know if you are getting paid a competitive salary compared to your peers. Pay attention to gossip – now, this is not about SPREADING gossip, but it’s always useful to know who is making a move, what’s changing at an organization and where a position might open up. 2. Build your network Attend conferences – but keep in mind that all of the good stuff happens in the hallway! Figure out how to sit on a panel or volunteer for the conference so you can capture the content without having to pay registration fees. People should hear […] Read more
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Professional Development Fund Gathering June 8-10th NYC

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) works to develop extraordinary new leaders to enhance organized philanthropy and its impact on communities. This June, EPIP leaders from across the country will be in town for their annual Professional Development Fund (PDF) Gathering – a space for young leaders of color to explore the meaning of social justice philanthropy and racial equity grantmaking. Read more
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Join us June 9th for PDF Happy Hour

Join EPIP New Yorkers as we host the EPIP leaders that are in town for the Professional Development Fund Gathering – along with friends and colleagues from allied efforts – for an evening of connecting and celebrating. Thursday, June 9 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Naked Lunch *light supper*drink specials* Read more
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Internship Opportunity with Resource Generation

This is a great opportunity for the right person! Get involved in RG by joining us at one of our offices (Seattle or New York City behind the scenes. The main opportunities for a summer intern include: assisting in organizing and planning for our local and nationalprograms working on enhancing and keeping up our database and communicationssystems supporting on the continued development of our Membership program andNational Action Projects. We are a tight team of staff and leaders, so as an intern you will get to learn and work intimately with all our major program areas. You will be supported one-on-one by a staff member to develop your skills and knowledge of Resource Generation and the world of social change philanthropy and donor organizing. Interns are asked to commit to 2 days a week (approximately 15 hours) for 3 months between mid-May and September, at our main office in either NYC or Seattle. We offer a small stipend to cover transportation costs. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. If we think you could be a good match with RG for this role, we will contact you to set up an interview, and may request a resume as-needed. Questions? Email jobs@resourcegeneration.org. Read more
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RSVP Now to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar!

EPIP Seattle is excited to bring Trista Harris, co-author of “How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar: 50 Ways to Accelerate Your Career” to Seattle for a dynamic workshop on building your professional development pathway and goals to acheive the career of your dreams!Thursday, June 2, 20114-6pm $10 – EPIP Members$20 – non-membersRSVP NOW! About the Workshop: 6 Ways to Rock Your Career There’s no better time like the present to make progress on your career goals! In this information-packed workshop, you will learn six ways to advance your career, including expert tips on how to: *develop expertise*build a strong network*establish a great personal brand*practice authentic leadership*plan for balance*move on up During the session you will learn how to create your own professional development plan to accelerate your career. About Trista Harris:Founder of EPIP Minnesota and Executive Director of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice, Trista is a leading voice for Generations X and Y, and seeks to create professional development opportunities throughout the sector. She has been featured on CNN and her work has been covered by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the New York Times, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, Career Builder, and numerous social sector blogs. She writes about generational change in the foundation field in her blog, New Voices Of Philanthropy and is an international speaker on working across generations to create social change. Trista Harris is also co-author of a first of its kind book that offers career advice beyond just getting your foot in the door of […] Read more
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Job Opportunity: Moore Foundation

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is currently hiring: Administrative Assistant for the San Francisco/Bay Area Program and Legal Department Read more
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Job Opportunity: Firelight Foundation

Firelight Foundation is currently hiring: Development Officer Read more
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Upcoming Event: Philanthropy Consulting

Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 4:00 – 5:30 pmJames Irvine Foundation Conference Center at the East Bay Community Foundation353 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612 (Refreshments provided) Join Lucy Bernholz, Eugene Eric Kim, and Don Lauro in an engaging dialogue about their careers as consultants, work-life balance, and trends and projections for consultants working in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. About our speakers: Lucy Bernholz is the founder of Blueprint Research + Design, which is now part of Arabella Advisors, where she will serve as their Managing Director and serve as a Visiting Scholar at Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. Eugene Eric Kim is cofounder and principal of Blue Oxen Associates, who develop collaborative strategies, focusing especially on inter-organizational collaboration and collaborative learning. Don Lauro has since 2008 been transitioning from a career in philanthropy and international health programs to a more balanced life as part-time consultant and full(er) time human being. Please RSVP to bayarea@epip.org if you will be attending. Read more
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May Happy Hour

Join EPIP Seattle next Thursday, May 12th for our monthly networking happy hour! Where: The Diller Room When: Thursday, May 12 Time: 5-7pm Read more
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Job Opportunity: The Center for Effective Philanthropy

The Center for Effective Philanthropy is currently hiring: Manager, Assessment Tools Manager, Youth Truth Initiative  Read more
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