Anissa

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Anissa is a Connector and Content Specialist with a long history in the not-for-profit sector both here in NZ and internationally. She is a Celebrant, a Diversity and Equity Advocate, Philanthropic Advisor and Consultant in the sector.

She is on the board of her small local community library, is part of a delightful book club, several writers’ groups, and her idea of a fun Saturday night involves writing and wine. Words, social change and deep ecology are at the centre of her life.

Anissa can be found (and hired for word geekery and celebrancy) at www.anissaljanta.co.nz

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Chantelle Cobby – Doing what she loves with Shelterbox NZ

When Shelterbox New Zealand advertised for the Fundraising and Marketing Manager position our interest was piqued. It’s an interesting proposition, to be based in NZ but essentially supporting aid and development work internationally. With Shelterbox, that support is wherever disaster has struck. Scrolling down the posts on Shelterbox NZ’s Facebook page / website is to […]

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Good work stories: Rhiannon Robinson – The People Powerhouse

The Do Good Jobs team has grown recently, so this month we’re featuring Rhiannon Robinson, the new Do Good Jobs Business Development Manager. Rhiannon lights up explaining why she loves her job. Which, of course, is what Do Good Jobs is all about. On why, she says, “The opportunity to make amazing things happen in […]

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Bring your volunteers out of the shadows

Volunteers are an important part of any non-profit organisation’s workforce. With so much emphasis on volunteer programs, here are some recommendations for implementing smart volunteer management techniques to boost volunteer retention and effectively manage your volunteer workforce.

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Good work stories: From Hair Stylist to Earth Care Advocate

An interview with Sonja Urban, Conservation Officer at Conservation Volunteers Aotearoa Sonja was a hair stylist for years. In the salon she was known for having conversations with clients around sustainability, environment and politics – not your salon usual! It came as no surprise to her friends that she’s now working in the Do-Good sector. […]

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Redundancy – from Whoa to Go

Being made redundant can be one of the toughest challenges of your working life. There are ways though to transform a negative experience into a positive one. Redundancy can also be a key turning point in your career.

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Good work stories: From the Boardroom to the Beach

An interview with Josh Borthwick, CEO Sustainable Coastlines Ever been for a walk on a beautiful beach, only to find the moment ruined by cigarette butts, or worse? Water safety warnings have been in the news again this summer. The Auckland Council’s Safeswim website map is regularly covered in red crosses that come with the […]

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Three Ways to Break Free of Your Career Funk

It happens to nearly all of us at some point when we feel stuck in a career rut. Before you look for greener pastures, try to explore how you can improve your current situation by implementing these steps on assessing your career.

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Top 10 Gifts that Do Good in the World

To help you figure out what gifts to buy this Christmas, check out our ten do good gift ideas wherein you will not only give joy to the recipient but also do something good for the planet and the organisations who made them.

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The pitfalls of Employment Law and how to avoid them

Here are the common employment law pitfalls that organisations should be aware of and pay the most attention to. The better prepared you are for what lies ahead, the better positioned you’ll help your organisations thrive.

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Five steps to save time in your job search

Are you currently looking for your next job? Job searching usually takes a great deal of time and energy. Here are some tips you can follow to maximize your time and boost your job search productivity.

Four ways to support staff to flourish

Learning new skills and ways of looking at the world keeps us engaged and alert. Humans are wired to learn. Remember that old saying, ‘Use it or lose it’? Turns out that applies to neural pathways too. The old-fashioned way of learning as an adult is to pay money to an expert and go off […]

It’s time for a mid-year check-in

We’re halfway through the year. Yikes! I am not quite sure how it’s been six months since Christmas but here we are. It’s a good time to dust off goals and intentions from the New Year and reflect on the year so far. Or in gardener-speak, do a bit of weeding and pruning, and feed […]

Job application radio silence: why jobseeker feedback is important

I have been talking to job seekers in the do-good sector, four of them. These fabulous four have applied for, on average, eight jobs in the last six months. These folks are good at what they do, and their CV’s were some of the best I have seen. They heard back from the grand total […]

What Happens When Your New Job is Meh?

You’ve started a new job. You were excited to start but the reality is just, well, meh. What do you do? Say you’re going for a coffee, then make a break for it? Call your girlfriend in tears from a bathroom cubicle? Let’s have a look at your options. Give it a few weeks then […]

Governance for Good

Being in a governance role on a board or steering committee is a great way to support the charity sector and give back to the community. It is also an ideal way to nurture your leadership skills. Driving a fast-growing charity or NGO engaged in groundbreaking social change work can be exciting. Good governance is […]

How To Go From Volunteer to Paid Employee

  Being a volunteer is a fabulous thing. It allows cash-strapped organisations to extend their reach and do more good work. And it gives volunteers a chance to make a difference in their communities and gain valuable experience and brownie points for their CV’s while they’re at it. But volunteering with the express aim of […]

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