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Five Interview Questions to Ask Volunteers

Interviewing volunteer candidates is an important opportunity for you to make sure they’ll be a good fit with your organization. It’s also a chance for you to share information about your organization and volunteering needs so your applicant can make…

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Setting up Interns to Become Full-Time Employees

Great interns can become great employees down the line. Promoting interns who've already proven to be a promising fit can also help your organization reduce recruiting costs. We explore some best practices for setting up strong interns on a path…

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Three Keys to a Successful Day of Service

We heard from a number of you in the iO Newsletter survey about how you’d like to see more articles about recruiting, planning for, and managing volunteers. The following article is the first of a few pieces we have planned…

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More Than Just a Paycheck

Many of us are drawn to work in the nonprofit sector by the missions of our organizations, but our satisfaction with our work and the ways it impacts the rest of our lives are key factors in keeping us motivated…

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“Do You Have Any Questions for Us?”

After asking questions of your applicant, it’s typical to end an interview by asking if they have any questions for you. Generally, it’s a good sign when they have some prepared as it can show they are serious about the…

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Five Things to Look for in a Resume

Resumes are short but dense little documents. After you’ve posted your job and the resumes start coming in, those little documents can turn into a lot to look at. While it’s pretty easy to spot glaring errors like missing job…

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Good Internships End with Good Offboarding

It’s hard to believe it’s almost August! With the end of the season in sight, many of you will be winding down your time with interns. You may have read our article, “Good Internships Begin with Good Onboarding,” about bringing…

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Spruce Up Your Interview Protocol

Interviewing can feel as nerve-racking for the organization conducting the interviews as it can for the candidate. Even when you have a good problem, like a lot of applicants, it can be daunting to wade through resumes to determine who…

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