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Mission: Military Spouse Entrepreneur

I began my journey to being a Military Spouse Entrepreneur literally on the opposite of the world. As an Australian trained attorney I found myself living with my active duty military spouse in a US State where there was no path for me to be admitted to the Bar. After serving a District Attorney’s Office writing motions and case notes, and leading a large regional non profit as its Executive Director, we moved to another military base in the same state. Which, if you are Continue reading →

How to be a Networking Rockstar!

You want to know how to be a networking rockstar?! I have news for you. It is really quite simple: Be a real person interested in another real person. That’s it. Seriously. Everything else I have to share with you are tactics and techniques. Be a real person. I’m not going to wax lyrical about how you have to be an extrovert. Rather, I am going to encourage you to find ways to be yourself. By showing genuine interest in other people – and allowing Continue reading →

5 books to help you grow

My reading has always been somewhat eclectic so don’t be suprised by these 5 books to help you grow. From legal treatises, works of theology, summaries of psychological research, and literature from a variety of english speaking traditions – I thought i’d share some of the books that have been lugged around in my suitcase and graced my nightstand early in 2018. Tables in the Wilderness My first book for 2018 was “Tables in the Wilderness” by Preston Yancey – in those heady days after Continue reading →

New Hire Orientation

Some things to think about and a list of questions you should have answers to as you’re developing your new hire orientation – and perhaps updating employee handbooks to reflect the information provided in new hire orientation sessions. We want to encourage you to develop your own new hire checklist and documentation specific to your non profit organization or social impact business. It is important that you have thought through the topics below so that you have a consistent new hire orientation process. Consistency and Continue reading →

Interview Questions: good, bad, and ugly

The art of writing interview questions is not on their face, complicated, but you would be surprised how often non-profit organizations (and social impact businesses alike) leave themselves open to litigation and to quizzical looks of “did you really just ask me that” to “you do realize you can’t ask something that, right?” when it comes to questions hiring committees are asking of job applicants in the interview setting. So, let’s start with the ugly; or the please, for all that you care about your Continue reading →

Job Applicant Interviewing Checklist: Non Profit Organizations

Although any staffing discussion is an important one, hiring a staff member for a non profit organization is particularly challenging. Planning an interview strategy in advance is key to ensuring that you move beyond questions and answers an applicant may have prepared specifically for. The following checklist will help: Be sure each member of the interview panel has a copy of the Job Description in advance, along with a copy of the Job Advertisement. Each member of the panel should also have time to review Continue reading →

Job Advertisement Writing Checklist

Checklists are about making your life easier! Let’s talk about things to consider when writing recruiting advertisements or online job advertisements. Design elements need to reflect the personality and culture of your company. Use clear and easy to read text and graphics. Consider including a code on the advertisement that will allow you to track where an applicant saw your advertisement – this can help with tracking and then streamlining your marketing and recruiting dollars. Use Bold text or CAPITALS judiciously. Use your company logo Continue reading →