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New Directions in Nonprofits: Career Skills for the Future

Posted on by Ben Forstag

New Directions in Nonprofits: Career Skills for the Future

Sponsored by the University of Portland Pamplin School of Business

There are seismic changes afoot in the nonprofit community. In Portland and around the country nonprofit organizations are evolving their business models to become more effective and efficient drivers for positive social change. This trend includes the use of big data, entrepreneurial earned-income models, innovative partnerships, and the adoption of other business practices heretofore only found in the corporate sector.

These changes have created great new opportunities for jobseekers looking for work in the nonprofit space. But you need to have the right skills, approach, and attitude to compete in this highly competitive job market.

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Ben Forstag
Managing Director at Mac's List
Ben Forstag is Managing Director of Mac’s List, where he is responsible for the organization's editorial and business operations. Ben has an extensive background in communications and marketing, primarily in the nonprofit and healthcare sector. Contact Ben at ben@macslist.org.
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Career Advice I Wish I Knew When I was 22

Posted on by Jenna Forstrom

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Graduating college is exhausting!  Senior projects, finals, documents, and presentations.  Then there is the ceremony with family and friends and for me – packing up four years of college life into on Volvo V70 for a cross country road trip to Portland.

When I graduated college, my professors, family and friends shared many words of wisdom about the road ahead. But, since I was 21, most of that advice went unheeded. I thought I could manage my career with a smile and my new degree.

Boy, was I wrong…

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Jenna Forstrom
Community Manager at Mac's List
Jenna Forstrom is the Community Manager of Mac’s List, and is responsible for audience outreach and public communications. Jenna has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s nonprofit community. Contact Jenna at jenna@macslist.org.
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Ep. 036: Why You Should Quit Your Job Now, with Tess Vigeland

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Ep. 036: Why You Should Quit Your Job Now, with Tess Vigeland

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Ever think about quitting your job? A vast majority of people do. One survey cited by CBS News found that 84% of Americans want to switch employers. Yet most of us show up for work every Monday even when we want to be somewhere else.

There are many reasons we don’t quit our job–even jobs that make us unhappy. Top concerns people cite include: family, money and opportunity.   But what if you walked out of your office today without lining up your next job? Does that sound crazy?

This week on Find Your Dream Job, we speak to author Tess Vigeland, who makes a case for why you should quit your job now – even if you don’t have a “Plan B.”

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Oregon Society of CPAs seeks Digital Media Services Coordinator

Posted on by Jenna Forstrom

cpaGot the technical skills to coordinate email campaigns, create content for various platforms, and maintain a website? Looking for full-time work in a fast-paced not-for-profit with a statewide reach? Oregon Society of CPAs is a professional membership association located in Beaverton, Oregon, looking for a Digital Media Services Coordinator.

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Jenna Forstrom
Community Manager at Mac's List
Jenna Forstrom is the Community Manager of Mac’s List, and is responsible for audience outreach and public communications. Jenna has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s nonprofit community. Contact Jenna at jenna@macslist.org.
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4 Resume Updates You Need to Make When Shifting Your Career

Posted on by Jenny Foss

4 Resume Updates

A version of this blog was previously posted on JobJenny.com.

For anyone making a career pivot, it’s essential to shift your professional brand so that your new target audience will understand how and why you make sense for the types of roles you’re now pursuing.

Too often, people assume that a savvy resume reviewer — be that an HR person, hiring manager or other decision maker — is going to just deduce this on her own; that a magical lightbulb is going to go off in her head that connects all the necessary dots in an instant.

This doesn’t happen. It doesn’t. It won’t. Forget about that.

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Jenny Foss
Jenny Foss operates a Portland, OR based recruiting firm, Ladder Recruiting Group, and is creator of the blog JobJenny.com. Jenny is also the author of the just-launched Ridiculously Awesome Resume Kit and the strategic job search ebook, To Whom It May Concern: Or, How to Stop Sucking at Your Job Search .
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How to Overcome Anxiety and Ace Your First Big Interview

Posted on by Ben Forstag

How to Overcome Anxiety and Ace Your First Big Interview

You’ve found the perfect job opening and sent in an application. The hiring manager was intrigued by your skill set and invited you in for a meeting. Now you just need to close the deal by crushing it in the interview.

Don’t worry. You got this!

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Ben Forstag
Managing Director at Mac's List
Ben Forstag is Managing Director of Mac’s List, where he is responsible for the organization's editorial and business operations. Ben has an extensive background in communications and marketing, primarily in the nonprofit and healthcare sector. Contact Ben at ben@macslist.org.
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Ep. 035: Help Your Teen Find Their Life Purpose, with Dearbhla Kelly

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Find Your Dream Job, Ep. 035: Help Your teen Find Their Life Purpose

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It’s graduation season and a time to celebrate the great accomplishments of our graduating high school students. It’s also a time for those students to make some big decisions about their future. Should they continue their education? Enter the workforce? Take a gap year? Or perhaps sign-up for service?

“What to do next” is  a big question — one that can cause teenagers and parents a lot of stress. It’s also a choice on many people’s minds as graduation season nears.

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Steward the future as the Development Manager with the Portland Jewish Academy and Mittleman Jewish Community Center

Posted on by Jenna Forstrom

mjccHelp grow and manage responsible stewardship for the Portland Jewish Academy (PJA) and Mittleman Jewish Community Center (MJCC) as their new Development Manager. The person in this role has general oversight of all fundraising efforts, including campaigns, events, and grants, as well as supporting the Executive Director’s work in the area of major and legacy donor cultivation. The Development Manager budgets and forecasts to ensure goals are met. Salary for this position is $40,000-$55,000 per year, depending on experience.

The Development Manager will facilitate development and stewardship activities for both PJA and MJCC, who share a campus. She or he will supervise the development staff and development activities for both entities.

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Jenna Forstrom
Community Manager at Mac's List
Jenna Forstrom is the Community Manager of Mac’s List, and is responsible for audience outreach and public communications. Jenna has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s nonprofit community. Contact Jenna at jenna@macslist.org.
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PODCAST BONUS: How to Pick the Right Interview Outfit

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PODCAST BONUS: How To Pick the Right Interview Outfit

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When it comes to interviewing, your wardrobe matters.

You want to pick the perfect outfit for your interview — one that is professional, but which also honors the existing office culture that you hope to join. Doing so creates a good first impression with the hiring manager and signals that you are a good fit for the organization.

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Career Pathways to Doing Good in Oregon

Posted on by Ben Forstag

Career Pathways to Doing Good in Oregon

Are you searching for work to make a difference in the lives of others? Are you looking for a nonprofit job in Oregon?  Do you have an idea for a social good or socially responsible company? Then please join us for this quarterly event co-produced by The Nonprofit Association of Oregon, Hatch Innovation, and Mac’s List.

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Ben Forstag
Managing Director at Mac's List
Ben Forstag is Managing Director of Mac’s List, where he is responsible for the organization's editorial and business operations. Ben has an extensive background in communications and marketing, primarily in the nonprofit and healthcare sector. Contact Ben at ben@macslist.org.
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