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 Avery-Dennison: ( Top quality office products to keep you organized.

Vista Print: ( free and discounted business cards, essential for the job search.

Damn Good Resumes: ( Resume guru, Yana Parker, explains how to write that most important personal document - your resume.

Five O'Clock Club: ( Premier outplacement and career counseling organization providing job search articles, books and private and small group career counseling.

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce: ( Helping all size businesses market themselves locally, nationally and internationally. Offering networking events, member handbooks, and member discounts.

Merriam-Webster: ( Online dictionary, thesaurus, vocabulary builder and more.

Office Team: ( Administrative staffing specialists.

Web Diner: ( Templates, alphabets and other graphics for Web developers. Also features easy-to-follow tutorials

Web Search Tools  ( supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Reverse Phone Number Dial Up(click here) an essential tool to confirm company names in job postings in the news and online.


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Dreams Matter

Pro Bono Initiative Seeks Nonprofits to Help

ODNNY is looking for small nonprofits who need help but can't afford it to be clients of our new Pro Bono Initiative to launch in January.

The initiative came out of member-driven planning sessions and is an effort to help small New York nonprofits during these tough times, and to give practitioners and students a chance to expand skills.

Eligible organizations must be NYC human service nonprofits (soup kitchens, youth programs, homeless shelters) with a budget under $5 million and have a paid professional executive director.

If you're involved with or know of a nonprofit that might be a good fit for this initiative, please contact Miguel Bonilla,, our Board Member who is organizing it.

"Nonprofits are a key driver in our local economy yet they are also the most starved for resources," said Bonilla."OD consultants have very specific skills that can be extremely valuable to 'values-based' organizations that are working to serve our city's neediest populations.  By working together we'll provide more New Yorkers the opportunity for a better livelihood."

New York City's nonprofit sector accounts for $43 billion in annual expenditures, more than 528,000 jobs (or 14% of New York City's employees), and an annual payroll of more than $22.7 billion. Although the nonprofit sector is an important economic and social powerhouse in New York City, it is still a relatively new industry with close to 40% of nonprofits starting up in the mid 1990s and 70% with budgets under $1 million. Many of the challenges they face, such as staff recruitment and retention, might provide OD practitioners with meaningful opportunities to help cause-related organizations and support a growing sector.

The type of consultation provided by the ODNNY Pro Bono initiative is designed to enhance an organization's ability to achieve its vision, mission and goals. Consultants do not provide technical advice such as finance or marketing.

Possible projects may include:

  • Dealing with high staff turnover or low morale
  • Managing rapid growth
  • Working with disengaged boards of directors
  • Managing changes such as organizational structure, or leadership
  • Facilitating a clear direction or purpose
  • Clarifying misunderstood roles and responsibilities

To get started, email to get an application and submit it by January 9th. Nonprofits selected for the pro bono project will be informed in mid-January. For additional information as it's available, check our web site at


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National Association of Executive Secretaries one of the leading associations, providing resources and services through education, networking and special member only benefits.


International Association of Administrative Professionals offers top-notch resources to help administrative professionals enhance their skills and become more effective contributors to their employers.



Execunet Local meetings in Stamford for high net worth candidates, offering networking, resources and job leads.


Robert Half Account Temps offers significant resources for staying current in your profession free of charge.

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