Follow your heart,
following a break.
Ready to (re)enter the nonprofit arena after a career break? I'll help you identify where you best fit into the sector and chart a strategic relaunch plan to get there.
Nonprofit Sector Career Relaunch Advisor, Connector & Community Builder
Passionate about nonprofit capacity building, philanthropy, and women's leadership initiatives, I provide advising services, personalized strategies, group programming and sector insight to women looking to reenter or transition into the nonprofit arena after a career pause.
By creating a strategic plan for myself, I successfully relaunched myself into the nonprofit sector after a decade at home with my four daughters, eventually rising to the role of executive director as well as founding a grantmaking fund by raising a $1M endowment and building out a board. I have created Cause After A Pause to create programming and support for women who want to find their place in the nonprofit sector workforce and join a mission-driven organization
Programming & support for women who want to find their place in the non-profit sector and join a
“I wanted you to know how much I appreciated your course...It was great because of the content for sure, but it stood out mostly because of you: your passion for the nonprofit world and the genuine care you had for each of us to find our particular passion and make our way."
"I had been looking for a relaunch program that would really meet my needs at a stage in my life where I'd done extensive nonprofit volunteering and was getting ready to pivot into part-time paid work...Stephanie personalizes the experience for each person in the program. She comes up with creative and new ideas for relaunching and is very connected in the Greater Boston world of non-profits."
"I’m thrilled to share with you the news that I will be joining the Anti-Defamation League...I am beyond excited to join this organization whose goal is to fight hate. I want to thank you for being part of my journey this year – your suggestions and guidance made a difference! Your class put me on the right track in so many ways. "
Cause After A Pause Connections Cohort
Are you searching for purpose-driven work in the nonprofit sector after a caregiving-focused career break but struggling to identify how to begin your search, with whom to connect, and where you would fit into the sector? Are you feeling stuck, isolated and lacking in self-confidence in your job search? The Cause After A Pause Connections Cohort provides a deep dive into the Greater Boston nonprofit job market with an emphasis upon recognizing the best role given your skills and interests, making new strategic professional connections, following funding trends, and identifying strong fiscal NPO management that indicate hiring opportunities.
Nonprofit Sector Networking Tools for Career
Networking is a vital component of a job search, and it's critical that job seekers invest time and effort in building new relationships, expanding their professional circle, and using these expanded connections for job leads, advice, referrals, and insight into organizational culture. But networking is typically daunting for career "relaunchers" who are plagued by insecurities regarding their career gap and outdated networks.