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6 ways to rock your nonprofiit career by Rosetta Thurman

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6 ways to rock your nonprofiit career by Rosetta Thurman

  1. 1. 6 Ways to Rock Your Nonprofit Career Rosetta Thurman and Trista Harris nonprofitrockstartour.com
  2. 2. The Authors: Rosetta and Trista
  3. 3. The Book: How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar
  4. 4. If you're not succeeding at the game, change the rules. You don't have to play like everyone else. Find the loopholes.
  5. 5. <ul><li>Develop expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Build a strong network </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a great personal brand </li></ul><ul><li>Practice authentic leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Plan for balance </li></ul><ul><li>Move on up </li></ul>
  6. 6. Your DIY professional development plan
  7. 7. Develop Expertise
  8. 8. Increase Knowledge + Skills <ul><li>Don’t volunteer for free (hone your skills) </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to raise money </li></ul><ul><li>Take classes or certification programs </li></ul><ul><li>Learn someone else’s job </li></ul>
  9. 9. Build a Strong Network
  10. 10. The 60/40 Solution <ul><li>Prioritize networking </li></ul><ul><li>Spend 60% of your time working & 40% becoming visible </li></ul><ul><li>Join professional associations </li></ul><ul><li>Attend conferences </li></ul><ul><li>You are ALWAYS looking for a job </li></ul>
  11. 11. Create Your Own Networking Opportunities <ul><li>Informational interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Start your own network </li></ul><ul><li>Build your own “Frankenmentor” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is no perfect “fairy godmentor” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose 3-5 people you admire for different reasons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask them to lunch or coffee once/quarter </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Establish a Great Personal Brand
  13. 13. “ Brand yourself for the career you want, not the job you have.” – Dan Schwabel, Gen Y personal branding expert
  14. 14. Get a Reputation <ul><li>Get your OWN business cards </li></ul><ul><li>Build your social media presence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn, Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Start a blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allison Jones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jessica Journey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sam Davidson </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Write a kickass bio </li></ul>
  15. 15. Practice Authentic Leadership
  16. 16. Lead from the Front <ul><li>Join a board </li></ul><ul><li>Lead a committee </li></ul><ul><li>Do a stretch assignment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outside of job description </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Speak up! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public speaking opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Become a vocal advocate for your cause </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ask for honest, frequent feedback </li></ul>
  17. 17. Plan for Balance
  18. 18. Take Care of You <ul><li>Develop a personal mission statement </li></ul><ul><li>Stop playing the martyr role </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule time to reflect </li></ul><ul><li>Clear your plate </li></ul>
  19. 19. Move On Up
  20. 20. Forge Your Path Ahead <ul><li>Get paid what you’re worth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule a bi-annual meeting with boss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep track of accomplishments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask for a raise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pursue a Master’s </li></ul><ul><li>Let your network help you find a new job </li></ul><ul><li>Take the leap </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Whatcha gonna do Monday? </li></ul>
  22. 22. Buy the Book! nonprofitrockstartour.com

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