Are Your Ready for the World Of Nonprofits After Retiring?

Volunteer for a nonprofit

In many ways, the organizational structure of a nonprofit is similar to a for profit business. According to Shelly Cryer, author of The Nonprofit Career Guide: How to Land a Job that Makes a Difference, all nonprofits have a similar structure. (If you are serious about working for a nonprofit, this is the best book on the market.) [Read more...]

When Volunteering Doesn’t Meet Expectations

Have you ever volunteered to be on a project or part of a committee, only to find out some time later, you’re doing a disproportional bulk of the work? Many of us, who view ourselves as ‘good workers’ find ourselves in this situation. As a coach, I’ve talked to people who are reluctant to get involved in volunteering because they are afraid they’ll get saddled with more of the work. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Life Science

Life Science is the field of study interested in the in the science of living organisms, including plants, animals and human beings. Biology is the cornerstone of the life sciences. Other fields include, but not limited to, are: Anatomy, botany, ecology, physiology and zoology. [Read more...]

Retirement Activity Guides: Education

One of my favorite elder stories came out of the 2004 tsunami. As most of southern Asia reeled from the effects of the devastation, CBS News ran a story of the Moken, an ancient people who have lived on or near the SE Asian waters for thousands of years. They spend up to seven or eight months of the year living in the water and traveling the coastline of Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia. On December 26, a clan of Moken living on the beaches in Thailand noticed the water recede into the distance. The elders, who understood the signs, warned the people to move to higher ground. [Read more...]