4 Tips to Promote Career Development in Young Professionals

If you are feeling unchallenged, bored, dissatisfied or stuck at your current position at work, you’re not the only one. Many young professionals begin their careers in positions with hopes to climb the ranks, but sometimes that just doesn’t happen. Most members of the Jaycees know things are not just handed to you – you have to work for advancement in the workplace. Besides coming … Continue reading 4 Tips to Promote Career Development in Young Professionals

Jaycees Presents – Crowdsourcing for Community Causes

As you’re well aware, community involvement is what the Jaycees do best. There’s nothing quite like giving back to the community: you make a difference in someone else’s life while enriching your own. But as much as we like to do community service, there’s often a hurdle that stands in the way: funding. No matter how much man power you have, you can only go … Continue reading Jaycees Presents – Crowdsourcing for Community Causes

Building Blocks: How Large Does Your Network Need to Be?

You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again – “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Of course, your network can’t make up for lack of knowledge or capability, but they can help get you an interview when you might not otherwise. While building a network, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s the quality of the connections you make that … Continue reading Building Blocks: How Large Does Your Network Need to Be?

7 Questions with Andrea Pack, 32nd President, Ohio Valley Jaycees

Andrea Pack served as the 29th also serves as the current 32nd President of the Ohio Valley Jaycees. Born and raised in Wheeling, WV, she stayed in the area to attend college at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, WV, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. I am Andrea has served on the OVJC Board of Directors for the last eight years – since she … Continue reading 7 Questions with Andrea Pack, 32nd President, Ohio Valley Jaycees

Overcome the Challenges of Fundraising with Crowdsourcing

Over the last few weeks, we have showcased the Jaycees primary public policy platform – the U.N.’s Millennial Development Goals. Chapters all over the country host thousands of events that raise awareness and help the United Nations come closer to completing their objectives. Unfortunately, the biggest struggle for any organization’s cause is coming up with the funds to help support their event. A great solution … Continue reading Overcome the Challenges of Fundraising with Crowdsourcing

7 Questions with Kris Wilke

Kris Wilke joined the Fergus Falls Jaycees in 1996 and was immediately nominated (and added) to its board. Because of her job at a local radio station, Public Relations Vice President (PRVP) was the perfect fit for her. After serving as PRVP, Kris then served in multiple capacities: President, Community Development Vice President, Management Vice President and Secretary. Kris has won numerous state awards, including … Continue reading 7 Questions with Kris Wilke

Exploring the UN Millennium Development Goals: Part Two

Did you know that the Jaycees has officially been a partner with the United Nations since 1954? So it’s no wonder that our organization decided in 2003 to make the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the official public policy platform we support. In the past decade, the Jaycees has helped advance these time-bound goals that target poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against … Continue reading Exploring the UN Millennium Development Goals: Part Two