Surviving a Layoff was the phrase that I typed in Google search when I was laid off February 2015 from a local non-profit organization. Just like most people, when I was laid off I went through several emotions and questions in my mind. How am I going to pay my bills? What will people think? How do I tell my family and friends? How will I eat? What do I do next? I know these questions can be very scary, but I have good news: you will get through it.Read more
As nonprofit professionals, we pour ourselves into our work to fulfill our organizations’ missions, help others, and make a difference in this world. Chances are you’ve heard the saying “You can’t pour from an empty cup, take care of yourself first.” I used to loathe this saying, thinking to myself, “How selfish is that, I just want to help others!” But through my health promotion training and professional development, I have found this statement to never be truer. It is hard to give it your all when there is nothing to give. Luckily, there are a few tips to follow to help refill your cup.Read more
It hits me about the same time every year. When the last fun sized Milky Way wrapper is shamelessly tossed away and my palate aches for rich holiday foods. My spirits turn outwards and I think about the needs of others. I know I’m not the only one. Last year a federal study reported that 1 in 4 Americans spend time volunteering in their community.
As nonprofit professionals, we are aware that organizations have needs all year long. We know the value volunteers bring, so why not tap into the time of year that brings out our most altruistic qualities and recruit new volunteers to our cause? This year let’s share the holiday spirit and fill the needs of the nonprofit community in Oklahoma City. As we fill out our social calendars, set aside time to volunteer outside our own organizations and discover new causes in our community. Check out the list below of volunteer needs in Oklahoma City. Share with a friend and spread the cheer!Read more