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Do Good Live: A Living Wage + the Do-Good sector

An hourly wage of $22.10 is the current Living Wage rate for a worker in Aotearoa to meet their basic needs. Hitting this rate would be a big step towards reducing poverty and inequality which continues to hold back so many Kiwi workers, their families, and our economy. In this Do Good Live Chat, Julia […]

Do Good Live: Recruitment in a Post Covid World

2020 is a year that has dramatically changed the job market. What are some of the new realities in the world of recruitment and employment? In this Do Good chat, our guest Sharon Davies (CEO of Big Splash and Talent Propeller) talks about what she sees is on the horizon for the future of work […]

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Five ways to get more done at work + move the needle for your cause

Is your workday often spiraling out of control? Do you usually start each day with a plan to get so much done, but then become distracted, and ends up on procrastinating? Julia shares her key learnings that can help you overcome your multi-tasking habits, and boost your productivity.

Do Good Chat: How to Become a For-Purpose Leader (with Amy Tea)

If you are wanting to make a move up the leadership ladder, or wanting to switch sectors from the corporate world to a do-good role, watch this Do Good Live Q+A with recruiting expert Amy Tea (Amy Tea recruitment). Amy and her team focus on Executive Leadership recruitment – with a commitment to social good. […]

Practical CV and Job Hunting Tips

Practical CV and Job-hunting tips

Does writing your CV fill you with dread? Are you asking yourself where do I even start?! It’s been so long and I hate talking about myself. You’re probably not alone… Julia (Do Good Jobs), along with Kirsty McLaren and Nikki Walshaw (McLaren Associates Ltd – providing professional recruitment and HR services) talked about some […]

Prepared for Good series: Grant’s Four Tips on Leading Through A Crisis

To continue our Prepared for Good series, I caught up with Grant Verhoeven (Sparked) a coach who supports leadership and team development. Here are his bite-sized insights on some of the leadership struggles people are facing during COVID-19, key tips to lead through this, and resources to support you to be a stronger leader.

Tools of the Do Good Trade

Over the years I have stumbled across some amazing online tools that help make my work so much easier! Working out of a coworking space at the Bizdojo  for many years, words like Slack, Trello boards and Zaps got bandied around, a LOT! So what are some apps and tools you can use to help […]

Practical strategies for dealing with overwhelm

For years now, busy has been worn as a badge of honour, although recognition of the importance of nurturing our hauora, our wellbeing — both in and out of work — seems to be on the rise.

Self-direct your learning to advance YOUR career, for free

“I’ve had too much professional development”, said no one ever in the do-good sector. A common theme I hear is that your organisation lacks a dedicated professional development budget and aren’t investing in you. While this mentality definitely needs to change in the do-good sector, the good news is that today, if you want to develop […]

‘Do good’ schmoozing: how to network with maximum integrity.

‘Do good’ schmoozing: how to network with maximum integrity

Is ‘do good schmoozing’ an oxymoron? Liz doesn’t think so. She believes that integrity is at the heart of all good networking. If you reckon networking has to be fake and unscrupulous, this post might be the push you need to get out there.  Until recently, I had a BIG issue with professional networking.  My issue […]

Diversity steers this ship: how to join a not-for-profit board and why you should

Diversity steers this ship: how to join a not-for-profit board & why you should

Contrary to what we often see in films and on TV, board members aren’t always suit-clad white, older men. We know that diversity leads to greater strength, and resilience, so it’s not surprising that not-for-profit boards are often made up of diverse ethnicities, genders and ages. A not-for-profit board makes sure an organisation has a […]

Should I stay or should I go? 10 alternatives to quitting.

Should I stay or should I go? 10 alternatives to quitting

Is your work turning you into a jerk? Is 9-to-5-ing stopping you from thriving? Does your current career fill you with fear?  It’s normal to fantasise about ending a job sometimes, but there are options to consider before you hand in your notice.  I consider myself somewhat of an expert in quitting jobs. Over the years […]

10 surprising skills you need to work at a not for profit

Working for a not for profit can be immensely rewarding and life-enhancing, but it’s important to be honest about the challenges too. That said, here are 10 surprising skills that’ll help you thrive at a not for profit.  It’s not all solar power and organic roses. In the real world, not for profits often lack important resources […]

How to network like a BOSS (when you're not a social butterfly).

How to network like a BOSS (when you’re not a social butterfly)

Ah, networking… some people make it look so easy! They flit from person to person at events, all charm and wit, making the bubbly sweeter and the conversations richer. But what about the rest of us? How can we network effectively, when we’re less social butterfly and more… uh… antisocial moth? After attending a few […]

How 'deep work' could revolutionise your work and life.

How ‘deep work’ could revolutionise your work & life

Sick of distraction, ‘busywork’ and a whole of lot emailing? You don’t need to quit your job to transform your work-life. Cal Newport’s concept of ‘deep work’ allows us to create a more meaningful, more satisfying, more fulfilling role in the job we have now.  Think about your average work-day. Does it include: Masses of emails? Definitely. ✔ Swathes […]

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 […]

Goals 101: how to know what you want (what you really, really want)

For some, setting goals is a piece of (organic, vegan) cake. But what if you don’t know what you want? If you’re having problems identifying your goals, Liz has five tried-and-true techniques for you: Outwardly, 2013 looked like a solid year. I was working for an awesome social enterprise, I was in a relationship with […]