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  • rsangeorge 2:39 am on February 17, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: best workplace, NGOs,   

    Best Non-Profits To Work For 

    The Opportunity Knocks website has announced the 4th Annual “Peoples Choice Best Nonprofit to Work For Awards.”

    Winners are mainly local organizations throughout the USA, but one familiar name for AU students is ACDI/VOCA, a large DC-based international NGO that promotes broad-based economic growth and the development of civil society in emerging democracies and developing countries.  Factors considered in selecting the winners  were: quality of work/life balance, organizational adherence to its mission, comradery of employees, unique benefits, training programs and career paths.   A total of fifteen (15) winners were named in three categories based on size of operating budget.

  • rsangeorge 9:27 pm on December 3, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: NGOs, ,   

    JUMO.COM, a major NGO info site, launches 

    JUMO.COM, a major new website, could be an important source of informa t ion for people seeking jobs in t he NGO world.  Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has launched the site, which is not a jobs site, but rather is intended as a hub to catalyze social activism with a wealth of information on a variety of causes.  Its slogan:  “We connect individuals and organizations working to change the world.”

  • rsangeorge 4:12 pm on July 7, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: evaluation, NGOs, , ratings   

    Checking out Non-Profit Employers 

    Charity Navigator, which rates the performance/effectiveness of more than 5000 non-profit organizations, has announced an important expansion of its system.  It will now rate NGOs for their transparency and accountability.  This will make Charity Navigator an even more helpful tool for students checking out non-profits where they are considering interning or applying for jobs.   Here’s an example of how the expanded evaluations will work.

  • rsangeorge 6:43 pm on August 6, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: NGOs, , Recruitment   

    Non-Profit Job Trends 

    While job vacancies in the DC area are down 60% from a year ago, the annual summer dip in non-profit recruitment has not occurred. Idealist.org, the best online job site for non-profit employment, is posting 35-to-55 new non-profit jobs per day for DC, MD & VA — many of them entry-level. Competition is intense, so graduating students should apply for appropriate jobs as soon as you see them, to ensure consideration of your application.

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