Weekly Do-Gooder Jobs and Events


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Consultant, Developing Smart Cities at Smart Cities Advisors (flexible place/time)

Portfolio Associate, Africa at Kiva Microfunds (Nairobi)

Resource Mobilization Country Manager, Germany at International Planned Parenthood Federation (Berlin/ Frankfurt)

Events Manager – Development at Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (Boston)

Managing Director of Resource Development at Seed Global Health (Boston)

Managing Attorney at GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project (Cambridge)

Executive Director at Woodstock Artists Association & Museum (Woodstock)

Grants Officer at International Center of Photography (NYC)

Education Assistant (Administrative Assistant) at SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC)

Environmental Justice Staff Attorney at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYC)

PT Social Media Associate at Caipirinha Productions (NYC)

Receptionist/ Floater at Henry Street Settlement (NYC)

PT Studio Manager at Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana (NYC)

Director, Leadership & Diversity at Women’s World Banking (NYC)

Program Associate at Fund for the City of New York (NYC)

Grant Writer at Grameen America (NYC)

Director of Policy and Advocacy at Women Deliver (NYC)

Director of Government Relations at Planned Parenthood of New York City (NYC)

Pop Music Reporter at the New York Times (NYC)

Social Media Strategist at Center for Reproductive Rights (NYC)

Director of Adolescent Health Services at The Door – A Center of Alternatives (NYC)

Program Director at Reel Works Teen Filmmaking (Brooklyn)

Manager of Institutional Giving at Wave Hill (Bronx)

Assistant Opinion Editor at U.S. News & World Report (DC)

Program Assistant (Women’s Health) at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (DC)

Policy Attorney at DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DC)

Development Manager at Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (DC)

Senior Director for Policy and Academic Programs at Washington Center for Equitable Growth (DC)

National Campaign Co-Director, Racial Justice/Immigration at Center for Popular Democracy (DC)

Vice President, National Advocacy and Organizing at Housing Works Inc. (DC)

Program Manager at International Food Policy Research Institute (DC)

Future Blooms Green Space Manager at Keep Cincinnati Beautiful (Cincinnati)

Program Director at Sexual Violence Center (Minneapolis)

Executive Director at ACLU of Idaho (Boise)

Database & Grants Manager at Pierce County AIDS Foundation (Tacoma)

Program Director, Education Equity at Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund (SF)

Development Associate at Museum of Craft and Design (SF)

Deputy Director at Exhale (Oakland)

Senior Director of Grants and Evaluation at Girls Incorporated of Alameda County (Oakland)

Professional Development Coordinator at Techbridge Girls (Oakland)

Program Operations Manager at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (Los Altos)

Director of Development at Creative Commons (Mountain View) so interesting…

Operations & Office Coordinator at Sacramento LGBT Community Center (Sacramento)

Archivist at OPUS Archives and Research Center (Santa Barbara)

Program Coordinator at The Black AIDS Institute (LA)

Grants Manager at Desert AIDS Project (Palm Springs)



African Women’s Development Fund call for proposals

A new teen magazine is looking for submissions from girls, 10-19 yo

Call for film submission – minority women and HIV/AIDS in Vietnam

The Alexia Foundation 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant for photographers/visual journalists that focus on women (proposals due June 30)

Progressive Women’s Voices training applications open



June 26: Mix & Mingle fundraiser for the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund  (St. Louis)

Until June 29: Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series at the Studio Museum of Harlem (NYC)

July 2: Poly Styrene Birthday Party / X-Ray Spex Tribute Show! (Brooklyn)

July 18: Opening reception for No Selves to Defend (Chicago)

June 19-22: Queer Women Who Tech (NYC)

July 9-August 13: SummerScreen at McCarren Park (Brooklyn)

August 14-17: Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit 2014 (Alexandria)

October 6: The Founding Moms Conference (Chicago)

Until October 26: Free movies at Habana Outpost (Brooklyn)

November 13-15: Facing Race Conference 2014 (Dallas)



Summer is finally here, bringing sunshine, warm weather, and opportunities to explore the world. However, if you are rich in vacation time but light in your pocketbook, don’t despair! There’s no need to languish at your desk during the summer months when you can take your vacation at home. How can you make sure that your time is truly restorative? Check out my tips below.


Just because you are at home does NOT mean that you are on-call. Tell the office that you are on vacation and will not be reachable during that time. And then make sure that you turn off any alerts and reduce your access to any work communications.


You know how you always leave your chores to the weekend? (Um, that’s not just me, right?) Your staycation shouldn’t be any different. Use the weekends to take care of what you always do—but don’t waste your break stretching out dull activities that you resent.



That said, if the idea of cleaning the bathroom sounds like a grand idea to you, go for it! Who cares if your friends think it’s crazy? It’s your staycation, so whatever relaxes or excites you or makes you feel like you’re leading a full life is fair game. I personally like organizing my closets and cooking big meals (which is something this single gal rarely gets to do). If you love watching movies, consider hosting your own personal film festival. If you’re a beer lover, tour a local brewery or invite some folks over for a tasting.


Maybe you’ve gotten into the habit of racing to that 6:30 spin class after work every Wednesday. Well, this Wednesday, make sure to miss it. Take the morning class instead, or a Friday afternoon. By shaking up your routine, you’re more likely to really get the rest and relaxation you deserve.  Who knows, maybe you’ll even figure out a better way of balancing your everyday life.



I’m sure that your hometown is full of treasures that you never get a chance to appreciate. We get so caught up in the day-to-day grind that we don’t get to visit that national landmark or art museum or new restaurant that was just written up in the papers. Explore a new neighborhood. Buy a map and still get lost (just like a real tourist!).


It wouldn’t be a GoodGal post without a reminder about the needy, would it? For my last staycation, I took just one morning to volunteer with high school girls preparing for college applications. I met two really sweet girls and got to talk to them about their hopes for the future, their part-time jobs, their hobbies, and their family lives. When I left, I was walking on air, buzzing with the excitement of having met lovely people and feeling like I truly helped them.

Most importantly, don’t forget to have fun and relax. You deserve it!