Category Archives: Nonprofits

A #PhDorBust Moment of Understanding

So last week I wrote about my latest conversation with a prospective Ph.D. advisor.  I was a bit disappointed that he kept encouraging me to rethink my academic plans because the Ph.D. is meant for people who only want to generate research and teach.  Sunday, as I planned a backup syllabus* for my group counseling…

¡JOBS GALORE!

With so much talk about how people can’t find jobs, I must admit I’m having a hard time grasping why.  There is, of course, the obvious recession/depression, but even so, @StefRenee ALWAYS manages to send out copious numbers of job notices from @Idealist (and other resources) on an almost daily basis (sometimes 3 & 4 lists/day!).  These…

From idealist.org – Community Outreach Coordinator (part-time)

For the full listing, visit: http://ow.ly/2fIQR Community Outreach Coordinator (part-time) Description: We want to see every child succeed. How does it start? Involved parents. GreatSchools, the nation’s premier provider of online K-12 information, has embarked on an ambitious project to provide quality educational information to DC parents. This project, a part of the GreatSchools Local…

Shifting Winds – OR – Mission Expanded

(Yes, I’m supposedly asleep.  Clearly this was more pressing, so here I am.  Just roll with me.  Also, you should have read the title of this post out loud in your best imitation of the Rocky & Bullwinkle announcer.) So as I’ve progressed in my professional-educational experience, the vision I have for fighting youth homelessness…

Requests for Proposals: Neighbors In Need & Preventing Childhood Obesity

FYI… -Amanda Posted on July 10, 2010 Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Announces ‘Neighbors in Need’ Grants The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region has announced grants totaling $973,000 to fifty-one D.C.-area nonprofits providing safety-net and mental health services to vulnerable local residents. Awarded through the foundation’s Neighbors in Need Fund, the…

#job – Senior Program and Policy Analyst for Youth #homelessness

idealist.org – Senior Program and Policy Analyst for Youth. So my favorite youth homelessness advocate moved back home to continue where he left of in Minnesota.  (::waves to Rich Hooks-Wayman::)  Alas, when one great person leaves, a great opportunity arises.  I will say now that I’m going to do some poking around to see what…

Beaucoup Internships @ FLY!!!

And just in case you were wondering, I did say it as “boocoo” in my head. I just figured I shouldn’t make that the headline, for obvious reasons. [insert smiley of choice here] Anyhoo, as many of you know, I’m currently interning at FLY: Facilitating Leadership in Youth.  In case you don’t know, FLY is…

Ameriprise Financial Accepting Applications for Community Relations Grants Program

I’m totally planning to apply for this; you should, too. Nonprofits desperately need to make better connections with the communities we serve. -Amanda http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=296800040 Posted on June 11, 2010 Deadline: September 1, 2010 Ameriprise Financial Accepting Applications for Community Relations Grants Program Ameriprise Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company, is accepting grant applications for…

DC Executive Fellowship

Woke up to all kinds of good stuff this morning! I’m also very much in love with the Center for Progressive Leadership (which, by the way, @nachristine graduated from). This is a great opportunity for those nonprofit folks who are in senior management to get some excellent professional development. If you’re not eligible, nominate someone…

No Moss Here!

You know the saying: “A rolling stone gathers no moss.”  That’s meant to be a good thing, or at least that’s the case in the circles where I’ve heard it.  But, at this time in my life, I’m lookin’ for a bit of moss. As I’ve mentioned before, 2009 has proven to be my crash…

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