Service learning’s ripple effect: Millennials and public service
Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that “integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities.” Today, it has reached classrooms from kindergarten through college and beyond. But it got off the ground in the early ‘90s, which means that Millennials and service learning came of age together.
Institute grad building global capacity to address women’s health
Tracy DiTucci, a graduate of the Nonprofit Studies Minor at NC State University, travels the world working with iPas to help build global capacity to address women’s health. Her studies provided her “with a framework for better understanding the unique role that nonprofits play in society and the different challenges and opportunities they face. … [It] prepared me to think ethically about how my actions, both as an individual and as a representative of an organization, affect those you’re trying to serve.”
Professional coaches help nonprofit leaders chart course for success
Professional coaches help nonprofit executives balance the demands of their work by creating a confidential sounding board to set priorities and stay focused on their organization’s mission. It’s one of the opportunities available to participants in ACCES, a leadership program developed for Habitat executives by the Institute for Nonprofits at NC State University with design input and support from Habitat for Humanity International.
ASAE: The perks of association credentialing
Association credentialing programs are good for business, says new research from the Institute for Nonprofits at NC State University and ASAE Foundation.
Postcards: Travel inspires purposeful career choice
It was during an alternative service break trip to Rome that it dawned on Camille Smith: she really could build the career she wanted, one she built around serving others through development work.
Preventing and Responding to Violence in the Workplace
Violence in the workplace makes headlines. This article provides strategies and tactics for preventing and responding to violence so hopefully there won’t be this kind of news to report.
Report on Hopes and Challenges of Job Seekers
Idealist.org recently released Voices from the Sector: The Idealist.org Job Seeker Report. Idealist.org is an online resource to connect people and organizations with jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and programs. Job postings on the Idealist site have steadily increased over the last four years.
Unintended Consequences: Donated Labor Drives Down Wages
Does the use of volunteer labor impact the wages of paid staff? A new study of Austrian nonprofits suggests that it does.
Nonprofit training available
The Wake Forest University Charlotte Center is offering a series of skill-building courses designed for nonprofit board members, staff and volunteers.
Do-it-yourself professional development
Professional development isn’t an add-on; it’s a core part of doing one’s job well and with energy and enthusiasm for continued learning and performance.