Leadership

How to Carve Out Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership

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Leaders can be those among us with a real talent for inspiring people, or those who lead by example—showing up every day and doing a great job without much fanfare. They can be found brainstorming solutions to social issues, testing out new ways to engage others to join them in their work, or simply mentoring […]

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The Eager Applicant’s Guide to Great Reference Letters

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You’re applying to graduate school or a competitive fellowship program and you’re ready to start the application process, and so it’s time to ask for letters of recommendation. But where do you begin? Many fellowship and graduate programs require up to three reference letters, and while approaching three mentors for a time-consuming request can seem […]

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Career Change

Ask Alexis | How Do I Balance My Passion and My Paycheck?

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Dear Ask Alexis, I’ve had trouble working in areas I’m most interested in, mainly because of a lack of opportunity and not knowing anyone in the field. This has forced me to take jobs just for a check. Now I’ve accumulated skills I don’t like, and I want to look for different areas of work. […]

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Burnout and Balance

4 Reasons You Should Take a Summer Vacation

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Many of us are drawn to social-impact work because we care deeply about the mission and making a difference. This type of motivation can provide a great sense of fulfillment, but it can also leave you feeling a little guilty when you need a break. The irony is that social-impact professionals may need a vacation […]

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