S. Maguire is creating HCSSW Alumni Group Sustainability
64
patrons
$332
per month
Over five years ago, I started the HCSSW Alumni Group because after grad school, I learned that the social work career path is not always linear and I wasn't satisfied with my positions in the field. I wanted to network with my 2011 peers and figure out where I fit in the NYC social work community. I happily found where I fit in interdisciplinarily managing this group and supporting, connecting, and strengthening the community.

What you see at HCSSW Alumni Group is a supportive community network able to share resources, opportunities, and skills, make informed decisions about their careers, and hopefully avoid burnout to the greatest degree possible. However, the back end of this work is a full time job. This includes:
  • Assessing and addressing needs
  • General management, coordination, and development
  • Resume and cover letter editing
  • Weekly CEU and event listing research
  • Job, opportunities, and resources research
  • Individual job support and preparation
  • LMSW/LCSW tutoring, process troubleshooting
  • Making skill and interest-based connections
  • Career counseling
  • Creating resources, like the streamlined LMSW/LCSW process or institute list: http://bit.ly/2pBxTK8
  • Advocacy and liasing for job opportunities
  • Answering the many many messages I get per day about job and field-related issues (I can't stress enough how many messages I get per day.)
I have also created a weekly newsletter to streamline the research so that it doesn't get lost in the FB algorithm. (You can sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/BrfesVV9JTcWTZW83). Ultimately, I'm currently in a place where my paid day job is supporting me in maintaining this.

**I sincerely believe that this community deserves to exist and grow, and I'm still working on advocating for homing it, but I can't do it as a strictly volunteer endeavor anymore. Therefore, I am humbly asking that if you have found this community to be helpful at any point over the last four years, to please consider making a monthly donation of any amount to support this group's vitality and ensure its sustainability. I would be so grateful if you supported me in supporting us.**

I thank those of you who have encouraged me to ask for help when I need it. Asking for help is really hard, but I hope that this community culture has made it clear that asking for help is the first step in personal and communal growth, making progress, and doing what we do better.

I appreciate this community always and I just want to make sure that it continues being a site that is sustainable as a space for enriching our practice and our community.

Thanks so much.
Always.
xS
Tiers
Patron
$2 or more per month
  • Access to the Patreon Only feed
  • The good feeling that you supported your community :)
Super Patron
$3 or more per month
  • Access to the Patreon Only feed
  • I will send you a Thank You fabric-paper origami crane.
Community Endorser
$4 or more per month
  • Access to the Patreon Only feed
  • I will edit your resume or cover letter.
  • Publicly thanked in the group
Community Contributor
$6 or more per month
  • Access to the Patreon Only feed
  • I will edit your resume or cover letter.
  • I will meet with you for a career counseling session. ($75 value)
  • Publicly thanked in the group
Community Donor
$8 or more per month
  • Access to the Patreon Only feed
  • I will edit your resume or cover letter.
  • I will meet with you for a career counseling and networking session, with networking opportunity follow-up. ($75+ value, building your network is kinda priceless)
  • You will be thanked publicly in the group.
Special Community Donor
$10 or more per month
  • Access to the Patreon Only feed
  • Pick 2 of the next 3 options:
  • I will edit your resume and/or cover letter.
  • I will meet with you for a one-hour session of interview preparation ($50 value)
  • I will meet with you for a one-hour career counseling and networking session, with networking opportunity follow-up. ($75+ value, building your network is kinda priceless)
  • You will be thanked publicly in the group.
Community Supporter
$12 or more per month
  • Access to the Patreon Only feed
  • I will edit your resume and cover letter.
  • I will meet with you for a one-hour LMSW/LCSW tutoring session ($75 value)
  • I will meet with you for one-hour career counseling and networking session, with networking opportunity follow up, with networking opportunity follow up. ($75+ value, building your network is kinda priceless)
  • You will be thanked publicly in the group
Special Community Supporter
$14 or more per month
  • Access to the Patreon Only feed
  • I will edit your resume/cover letter.
  • I will meet with you for two one-hour LMSW/LCSW tutoring sessions ($150 value)
  • I will meet with you for one-hour interview preparation.
  • I will meet with you for one-hout career counseling and networking session, with networking opportunity follow up. ($75+ value, building your network is kinda priceless)
  • You will be thanked publicly in the group
Inner Circle Member
$18 or more per month
  • Access to the Patreon Only feed
  • I will treat you to a multi-course vegan dinner at the best vegan restaurant in New York. ($80 value) OR i will teach you how to rock climb (2 sessions max, $94 value)
  • I'll edit your resume and cover letter. 
  • I'll meet with you for one-hour session of interview preparation.
  • I will meet with you for one-hour career counseling and networking session, with networking opportunity follow up. ($75 value, building your network is kinda priceless)
  • I will meet with you for three one-hour LMSW/LCSW tutoring sessions ($180 value)
  • You will be privy to upcoming community development plans.
  • You will be a social work community hero.
  • You will be thanked publicly in the group.
Goals
$332 of $750 per month
HCSSW Alumni Group Sustainability
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Over five years ago, I started the HCSSW Alumni Group because after grad school, I learned that the social work career path is not always linear and I wasn't satisfied with my positions in the field. I wanted to network with my 2011 peers and figure out where I fit in the NYC social work community. I happily found where I fit in interdisciplinarily managing this group and supporting, connecting, and strengthening the community.

What you see at HCSSW Alumni Group is a supportive community network able to share resources, opportunities, and skills, make informed decisions about their careers, and hopefully avoid burnout to the greatest degree possible. However, the back end of this work is a full time job. This includes:
  • Assessing and addressing needs
  • General management, coordination, and development
  • Resume and cover letter editing
  • Weekly CEU and event listing research
  • Job, opportunities, and resources research
  • Individual job support and preparation
  • LMSW/LCSW tutoring, process troubleshooting
  • Making skill and interest-based connections
  • Career counseling
  • Creating resources, like the streamlined LMSW/LCSW process or institute list: http://bit.ly/2pBxTK8
  • Advocacy and liasing for job opportunities
  • Answering the many many messages I get per day about job and field-related issues (I can't stress enough how many messages I get per day.)
I have also created a weekly newsletter to streamline the research so that it doesn't get lost in the FB algorithm. (You can sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/BrfesVV9JTcWTZW83). Ultimately, I'm currently in a place where my paid day job is supporting me in maintaining this.

**I sincerely believe that this community deserves to exist and grow, and I'm still working on advocating for homing it, but I can't do it as a strictly volunteer endeavor anymore. Therefore, I am humbly asking that if you have found this community to be helpful at any point over the last four years, to please consider making a monthly donation of any amount to support this group's vitality and ensure its sustainability. I would be so grateful if you supported me in supporting us.**

I thank those of you who have encouraged me to ask for help when I need it. Asking for help is really hard, but I hope that this community culture has made it clear that asking for help is the first step in personal and communal growth, making progress, and doing what we do better.

I appreciate this community always and I just want to make sure that it continues being a site that is sustainable as a space for enriching our practice and our community.

Thanks so much.
Always.
xS

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Tiers
Patron
$2 or more per month
  • Access to the Patreon Only feed
  • The good feeling that you supported your community :)
Super Patron
$3 or more per month
  • Access to the Patreon Only feed
  • I will send you a Thank You fabric-paper origami crane.
Community Endorser
$4 or more per month
  • Access to the Patreon Only feed
  • I will edit your resume or cover letter.
  • Publicly thanked in the group
Community Contributor
$6 or more per month
  • Access to the Patreon Only feed
  • I will edit your resume or cover letter.
  • I will meet with you for a career counseling session. ($75 value)
  • Publicly thanked in the group
Community Donor
$8 or more per month
  • Access to the Patreon Only feed
  • I will edit your resume or cover letter.
  • I will meet with you for a career counseling and networking session, with networking opportunity follow-up. ($75+ value, building your network is kinda priceless)
  • You will be thanked publicly in the group.
Special Community Donor
$10 or more per month
  • Access to the Patreon Only feed
  • Pick 2 of the next 3 options:
  • I will edit your resume and/or cover letter.
  • I will meet with you for a one-hour session of interview preparation ($50 value)
  • I will meet with you for a one-hour career counseling and networking session, with networking opportunity follow-up. ($75+ value, building your network is kinda priceless)
  • You will be thanked publicly in the group.
Community Supporter
$12 or more per month
  • Access to the Patreon Only feed
  • I will edit your resume and cover letter.
  • I will meet with you for a one-hour LMSW/LCSW tutoring session ($75 value)
  • I will meet with you for one-hour career counseling and networking session, with networking opportunity follow up, with networking opportunity follow up. ($75+ value, building your network is kinda priceless)
  • You will be thanked publicly in the group
Special Community Supporter
$14 or more per month
  • Access to the Patreon Only feed
  • I will edit your resume/cover letter.
  • I will meet with you for two one-hour LMSW/LCSW tutoring sessions ($150 value)
  • I will meet with you for one-hour interview preparation.
  • I will meet with you for one-hout career counseling and networking session, with networking opportunity follow up. ($75+ value, building your network is kinda priceless)
  • You will be thanked publicly in the group
Inner Circle Member
$18 or more per month
  • Access to the Patreon Only feed
  • I will treat you to a multi-course vegan dinner at the best vegan restaurant in New York. ($80 value) OR i will teach you how to rock climb (2 sessions max, $94 value)
  • I'll edit your resume and cover letter. 
  • I'll meet with you for one-hour session of interview preparation.
  • I will meet with you for one-hour career counseling and networking session, with networking opportunity follow up. ($75 value, building your network is kinda priceless)
  • I will meet with you for three one-hour LMSW/LCSW tutoring sessions ($180 value)
  • You will be privy to upcoming community development plans.
  • You will be a social work community hero.
  • You will be thanked publicly in the group.