For those looking to get ahead quickly, the nonprofit sector offers a wide range of professional growth opportunities that can lead to greater career advancement. During the "Get That Job" workshop, participants will learn what they need to know about choosing a nonprofit career that suits them. Also, participants will learn how to prepare their application package to get the jobs they want. Bring a copy of your resume to the workshop. The workshop will cover the following:
•The various types of nonprofits that operate in the sector
•The many jobs that can be performed in nonprofit organizations
•What is needed to get a job in the nonprofit sector
•Tips on how to get a nonprofit job
•Avoid Mistakes in the preliminary screening process
•Strategies to step into the nonprofit sector and create a successful career
Instructor: This workshop will be taught by an experienced recruiter from Careers In Nonprofits. They work with some of the largest nonprofits in DC, VA and MD in staffing some of their temporary and temporary-to-permanent positions. www.CareersInNonprofits.com.
Our ACTion Hero, Brooke Sydnor Curran, is a rising star!
Brooke was awarded the "Rising Star" award at the annual Salute to Women Awards. She was one of 11 incredible women who received awards on March 18.
The "Rising Star" award is given to women who have less than a total of five years of volunteer service in Alexandria who has made significant contributions to the well-being of the women in the Alexandria community, particularly through community service or other volunteer projects.
Shop at the store between 6:00PM and 8:00PM and 20% of your purchase will be donated to Shelter House of Fairfax County. Shelter House was formed in 1981 to break the cycle of homelessness for families and victims of domestic violence in Fairfax County by providing crisis intervention, temporary housing and supportive services to promote self sufficiency.
If you haven't heard, today is Give to the Max Day, a giving holiday for nonprofit organizations throughout the capital region.
Starting at midnight on Wednesday, November 9, local residents will donate online to help raise millions of dollars for local nonprofits as part of the first annual Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington. Give to the Max Day is a massive one-day regional online fundraiser that will unite local Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC communities to support nonprofits serving the area.
How do I find Alexandria nonprofits to support on Give to the Max Day?
Join ACTion Alexandria, Pivot Point Communications and Salsa on Tuesday, November 8th for Nonprofit Match Up. Nonprofits, here is your chance! In one room you can have marketing questions answered, social media issues sovled and much more with help from the city's brightest creatives.
ACTion Alexandria invites you to participate in Spring2ACTion, an innovative online community-wide fundraising event designed to inspire unprecedented levels of charitable giving in our City. Every donation you make gives your favorite organization the chance to win even more money through matching donations and prizes.
May 5, 6 and 7, we're working with YOU and 44 nonprofit partners to raise $100,000 and engage 1,500 Alexandrians in local giving. Alexandria nonprofits have a huge impact on our community and are one reason why Alexandria is such a great place to call home.
Spring2ACTion is a collaboration of 44 Alexandria nonprofit organizations. We are working together to raise the profile of the life-changing work they do in our community as well as help them raise a little money to help them continue to do it!
In 2009, 9.9 percent of Alexandria residents had income below the poverty level, which is about $22,000 in annual income for a family of four. 5.3 percent of Alexandria residents had income of 50 percent or less than the poverty level ($11,000 dollars or less). Although these figures are close to state averages, poverty rates for Alexandria's young people are much higher, and are far above state averages.