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  • You are in charge of the success or failure of your career. There are some proven tools that will help you. I’m going to give you four steps to rock your career. Those steps are to build your leadership muscles, brand yourself, build your network, and find balance
  • developing authentic leadership, Too many people say, I’ll learn leadership skills when I become a manager That day isn’t going to come if you aren’t building those skills. Here are a few easy ways to build your leadership skills now: Lead a committee- you get to manage people and often financial resources Join a nonprofit board-MAP for nonprofits? Mentor someone else Stretch assignments (look up definition in book)
  • Have them report back
  • I’m doing a session just on this for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, this Friday at noon MNCN- you’ll get the condensed version here. Most jobs are found informally and the strength of your network can be the deciding factor for jobs (10 people say good things about this person in passing, vs the one reference) Attend conferences, do informational interviews, join professional associations (or volunteer to get into their events for free), start your own network (Fab 5 + fundraising group)
  • Have them report back
  • Have them report back
  • Branding yourself You already have a brand, it’s what people say about you when you aren’t in the room. Consistency, clarity, and authenticity are the holy trinity of a great brand What are the words that they say: see cloud The good thing is that you have control of your brand Proactive things you can do:   Places you can strengthen your brand: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook (isn’t ever just personal, ask school board member), Brand isn’t just online, it’s how you present yourself in person as well. How do you talk about yourself and your position- Hi I’m just here to take notes or I’m Jane and I manage internal communications. (have them do their intro with their neighbor and report back a few)   It’s not always about how you describe your position, sometimes it how you describe yourself. (She would end sentences with “sorry, I’m socially awkward”) Don’t do that!
  • Have them report back
  • Last but not least none of this matters, if you are miserable and don’t have balance, you will burn out and all the progress that you have made from following the other steps will be lost. So here are some ideas: Work side: -Remember what made you fall in love with your job in the first place, visit clients, check out the sales floor, read stories of people that have been impacted by your work. Keep a file of thank you’s (a great reminder of the best parts of your job) -Cut out the habits that aren’t helping you (gossip sites, fantasy football team updates) More time for what’s important Home: Unvolunteer- if you have responsibilities that no longer fit your goals or where you are not having a large enough impact… stop. Hire a wife Do some planning to figure out what your bigger life and work goals are- you’ll feel more in control of your life
  • Have them report back
  • Last but not least none of this matters, if you are miserable and don’t have balance, you will burn out and all the progress that you have made from following the other steps will be lost. So here are some ideas: Work side: -Remember what made you fall in love with your job in the first place, visit clients, check out the sales floor, read stories of people that have been impacted by your work. Keep a file of thank you’s (a great reminder of the best parts of your job) -Cut out the habits that aren’t helping you (gossip sites, fantasy football team updates) More time for what’s important Home: Unvolunteer- if you have responsibilities that no longer fit your goals or where you are not having a large enough impact… stop. Hire a wife Do some planning to figure out what your bigger life and work goals are- you’ll feel more in control of your life
  • Have them report back
  • Have them report back

6 ways to rock your nonprofiit career with Rosetta Thurman 6 ways to rock your nonprofiit career with Rosetta Thurman Presentation Transcript

  • 6 Ways to Rock Your Nonprofit Career Rosetta Thurman and Trista Harris nonprofitrockstartour.com
  • The Authors: Rosetta and Trista
  • The Book: How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar
  • If you're not succeeding at the game, change the rules. You don't have to play like everyone else. Find the loopholes.
    • Develop expertise
    • Build a strong network
    • Establish a great personal brand
    • Practice authentic leadership
    • Plan for balance
    • Move on up
  • Your DIY professional development plan
  • Develop Expertise
  • Increase Knowledge + Skills
    • Don’t volunteer for free (hone your skills)
    • Learn how to raise money
    • Take classes or certification programs
    • Learn someone else’s job
  • Build a Strong Network
  • The 60/40 Solution
    • Prioritize networking
    • Spend 60% of your time working & 40% becoming visible
    • Join professional associations
    • Attend conferences
    • You are ALWAYS looking for a job
  • Create Your Own Networking Opportunities
    • Informational interviews
    • Start your own network
    • Build your own “Frankenmentor”
      • There is no perfect “fairy godmentor”
      • Choose 3-5 people you admire for different reasons
      • Ask them to lunch or coffee once/quarter
  • Establish a Great Personal Brand
  • “ Brand yourself for the career you want, not the job you have.” – Dan Schwabel, Gen Y personal branding expert
  • Get a Reputation
    • Get your OWN business cards
    • Build your social media presence
      • LinkedIn, Twitter
    • Start a blog
      • Allison Jones
      • Jessica Journey
      • Sam Davidson
    • Write a kickass bio
  • Practice Authentic Leadership
  • Lead from the Front
    • Join a board
    • Lead a committee
    • Do a stretch assignment
      • Outside of job description
    • Speak up!
      • Public speaking opportunities
      • Become a vocal advocate for your cause
    • Ask for honest, frequent feedback
  • Plan for Balance
  • Take Care of You
    • Develop a personal mission statement
    • Stop playing the martyr role
    • Schedule time to reflect
    • Clear your plate
  • Move On Up
  • Forge Your Path Ahead
    • Get paid what you’re worth
      • Schedule a bi-annual meeting with boss
      • Keep track of accomplishments
      • Ask for a raise
    • Pursue a Master’s
    • Let your network help you find a new job
    • Take the leap
    • Whatcha gonna do Monday?
  • Buy the Book! nonprofitrockstartour.com