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Charity Confidential

Welcome to Charity Confidential, the most talked about blog in the non-profit sector. Here you’ll want to tune in regularly to hear members of our sector anonymously sharing the stories that we usually just whisper about. We’ll reveal what can really happen working in non-profits. From the salacious to the hysterical, you’ll want to be part of this conversation!

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We Asked 3 Millennials about Their Nonprofit Workplace Challenges

It’s no secret that Millennials are seeking meaningful work. In fact, 73 percent say they’re looking for meaningful work at an organization’s with a mission they support and 90 percent want to use their skills for good. And many Millennials say they would give up a...

4 Strategies to Attract Millennial Supporters for Your Nonprofit

Millennials: it seems everywhere you look, people can’t stop talking about the generation born between 1980-2000. Seemingly hundreds of thinkpieces and studies on Millennials are released every week: are they more civic-minded than other generations? Or...

5 Tips for Meaningfully Engaging High School Students as Volunteers

High school students: they’re one of the unique populations with an imperative to volunteer, but who our organizations often struggle to place effectively in volunteer positions. Whether mandated by provincial or school requirements to volunteer, or spurred to do so...

5 Tips from My Book of Self-Care

I must admit, that I missed the original deadline for this post because I decided, almost on a whim to agree to travel with some friends on my first overseas vacation in a decade. Having dependants, kids, dogs, cats and also in consideration of my partner’s care,...

Self-Care Strategies from 3 Nonprofit Leaders

We know how overwhelming it can feel to do your job AND take good care of yourself when you work for a nonprofit. That’s why this month we’ve been all about self-care - from tips for affordable self-care practices, to learning to prioritize your wellbeing. Most people...

3 Ways to Prioritize Your Own Self-Care as a Nonprofit Professional

Last week, we published a list of 50 ways to take care of yourself about the self-care practices of nonprofit professionals. There’s so many diverse ways to practice self-care – from exercise, to creative pursuits, to taking some time to breath and let the world pass...

50 Ways to Take Care of Yourself Without Spending a Tonne of Money

Self-care. We hear it about it all the time in the nonprofit sector. We get warnings about getting burnt out if we don’t prioritize it. There are countless articles out there on the internet with suggestions on how to practice self care but let’s face it, so many of...

5 Things that Won’t Get You Media Attention

How do you communicate your nonprofit’s story with the public? If you’ve been working in the charitable sector for a while, I’m willing to bet you’ve put out your fair share of press releases. Getting your charity’s story in the news is a cost-efficient way to raise...

5 Time-Saving Hacks to Stay Organized at Work

It can seem impossible to stay on top of your workload. Especially working in the nonprofit sector, where you’re apt to wear multiple hats and may feel pulled in various directions. How do you ever find the time to just get stuff done? Given your competing priorities...

When are you getting a real job?

It’s been 16 years since my first nonprofit job. And yet I still hear that refrain echoing among my family members. I’m sure you’ve heard it too if you’ve worked the sector for any amount of time. “When is she going to get a real job?” My family is full of teachers,...

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