Giving Tuesday 2019 and a NEW Remote Non-Profit Jobs Industry Guide

Giving Tuesday - Virtual Vocations Remote Non-Profit Jobs Industry Guide

In celebration of Giving Tuesday 2019, Virtual Vocations is proud to donate to the National Skills Coalition as well as publish its new Non-Profit Industry Guide for telecommute jobseekers interested in remote non-profit jobs

What Is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday, which is often stylized as #GivingTuesday in honor of the movement’s strong social media presence, is an annual global generosity event celebrated the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season and companies wrapping up end-of-year business, it’s nice to pause, reflect, and give back to organizations that foster goodness and positive change throughout local communities and the world.

How Does Virtual Vocations Participate in Giving Tuesday?

This year, Virtual Vocations decided to join the Giving Tuesday movement by giving back to a national non-profit organization that prioritizes American workers and investing in their skills and potential: National Skills Coalition.

National Skills Coalition, according to its website, “is a broad-based coalition working toward a vision of an America that grows its economy by investing in its people so that every worker and every industry has the skills to compete and prosper.” The organization focuses on three main tenets to achieve its goals:

  1. Organizing
  2. Advocacy
  3. Communications

This non-profit, which has been strengthening the American workforce for more than 20 years, advances and supports state- and federal-level policies that demonstrate an investment in developing skills and closing skills gaps for workers.

Virtual Vocations CEO’s Statement on Giving Tuesday and the National Skills Coalition

Laura Spawn, CEO Virtual Vocations

“Supporting the development and strengthening of talent and skills among American laborers is pivotal to the current and future success of the U.S. economy. The National Skills Coalition is a leader in achieving these aims and an example of the value and effectiveness of non-profit work.

For Giving Tuesday 2019, Virtual Vocations is proud to donate a portion of all our Premium Membership sales to the National Skills Coalition and join in celebrating American workers—nearly half of whom work remotely at least occasionally.”

—Laura Spawn, CEO & Co-Founder, Virtual Vocations, Inc.

Remote Work and the Non-Profit Industry

With the rise of telecommuting in the workforce, a greater number of non-profit organizations embrace remote work by incorporating home-based workers with their traditional staff or by transitioning on-site roles to virtual ones—great news for the non-profit professional seeking an improved work-life balance or more integrated work-life model. This trend among non-profits is noted by The National Council of Nonprofits. The council offers information, resources, and management pointers for employers interested in embracing more flexible work arrangements, like telecommuting, into their organizations.

Professionals in the non-profit sector are typically thought to be part of the organization’s administrative, operational, or management staff. However, many remote professionals have specialties in other industries and tend to apply those skills into their remote non-profit jobs. In fact, 81 percent of nonprofit jobs involve the health, education, and social assistance sectors, according to The 2019 Nonprofit Employment Report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies. Therefore, professionals in these industries can choose to work in the non-profit sector while still pursuing their original passions and enjoying greater professional and personal flexibility.

Virtual Vocations Remote Non-Profit Jobs Industry Guide

To better serve remote jobseekers pursuing full-time employment or part-time contracts within the non-profit sector, Virtual Vocations created a Remote Non-Profit Jobs Industry Guide and, for Giving Tuesday, Virtual Vocations has made the non-profit guide available as a free download.

The Virtual Vocations Remote Non-Profit Jobs Industry Guide includes features like the following:

  • An occupation overview of the non-profit industry
  • Statistics on non-profit career wages and employment growth
  • Examples of remote non-profit job titles that have appeared on the Virtual Vocations job board
  • A list of vetted, remote-friendly non-profit organizations
  • Virtual Vocations non-profit job search resources


Giving Tuesday - Virtual Vocations Remote Non-Profit Industry Guide



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