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The Two-Person Charity

The Two-Person Charity

There’s small charities, and then there’s small charities. One of my first jobs in the sector was working for a teensy start-up charity. It was a direct service agency providing one-on-one counselling services and group workshops for people navigating the legal...
6 Things I Learned When I Started Working for a Charity

6 Things I Learned When I Started Working for a Charity

I stumbled out of the graduation ceremony, into the bright sunlight, and blinked hard. I was now officially an adult. An unemployed adult. After much hand-wringing and anxiety over what to do with the rest of my life, I brushed off my resume and started looking for...
That time my Executive Director hung up on a donor

That time my Executive Director hung up on a donor

Early in my career I worked as a fundraiser for a small charity. We had a small but established fundraising program with around a thousand annual donors who gave consistently through our newsletter program. Despite the success of the fundraising program, and the fact...
5 Red Flags that Made Me Reconsider a Dream Job

5 Red Flags that Made Me Reconsider a Dream Job

The job seemed perfect. A director level position in a social justice organization. The role would be challenging but I knew I could get it done. And it was a chance to work with a highly-regarded leader in the sector. To this day, I’m grateful I wasn’t selected. I...
Three Ways that Unemployment Got To Me

Three Ways that Unemployment Got To Me

It was this time two years ago that I experienced the Great Unemployment of 2014/15. That fall and winter, I spent every day holed up in my apartment, searching for jobs. What started as just not having a job lined up after graduation ended up being a six month...