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Rebecca Andruszka


About Me

I have been a professional writer for nearly 20 years. The bulk of my current work has focused on nonprofit organizations, particularly the challenges of working in low-resource, high-stress environments. However, I have also written extensively on the arts, pop culture, and how they reflect contemporary political discussions.

Industries I Write About

Nonprofit Organization Management

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Staffing & Recruiting

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Fine Art

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Leisure & Travel

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Motion Pictures & Film

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My Writing Samples

Complete list of writing samples

complete list of all my professional writing samples


Where Diversity in Hiring is Even More Important

hiring strategy for nonprofits who want to increase their staff diversity


Why Nonprofits Fail at Social Media—and How to Do it Better

Tips on improving social media with some examples of organizations that are doing it right


How to Avoid Burnout When You’re Saving the World

A frequently shared article on self-care for nonprofit workers


The worst advice I ever got: "Be more professional"

Career advice on being genuine rather than "professional"


Artist Ramiro Gomez Paints Invisible Workers into Wealthy Homes

Close reading of Ramiro Gomez's work related to immigration, low-wage jobs, and art history


Find Your “Fit” in the Non-Profit World

Clear descriptions of types of nonprofit organizations and how they match with different skill sets, career goals, and personalities.



Freelance writer

Write online blogs and materials for a variety of clients

Company: self-employed

I worked there from 5/1999 until now

Freelance Columnist

Wrote monthly "Do Gooder" columns with an editor about working in nonprofits

Company: The Muse

I worked there from 7/2013 until 9/2015

Content I Write

Ideas and Pitches I Wrote

What to do when you've been laid-off

In the wake of major media company lay-offs, advice to writers and other professionals about how to manage their career after being let go.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: career advice,lay offs


Leveraging milestone birthdays to cultivate donors

Tips and ideas for nonprofit fundraisers to use their donors' birthdays to develop their relationships with them, as well as their friends and families.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: charity,nonprofit,fundraising,major donors,donor cultivation