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4 Tools for Effective Long-Distance Teamwork

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Teamwork used to be a roomful of professionals sitting around a conference table. No more. Digital collaboration tools mean your next social-impact project team could consist of a volunteer in rural Mozambique on a laptop hooked to a cellphone and a car battery, a development professional in Singapore in an air-conditioned office with high-speed internet, […]

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Thinking About Taking the Leap from Full Time to Freelance?

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Do you dream of being your own boss? Maybe you think about leaving your corporate job to work in the social-impact world. Maybe you want the freedom to contribute to multiple causes. Maybe you feel like you would be more effective if your schedule were flexible. Often, these thoughts don’t go any further. Making the […]

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How to Create Connections as a Remote Worker or Freelancer

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Remote work has its share of perks—pajamas!—but it has its challenges too, and isolation can be one of the toughest. Professionals in the social-impact sphere are passionate about the work they do, and for good reason. It’s important, fulfilling work. But it also takes an emotional toll, and if you work in an office full […]

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A Little Bit of Everything on Your Resume? That’s a Strength!

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If you’re a social-impact professional among friends who hold corporate positions, you’ve probably noticed that your resume looks a little different than theirs. Odds are, yours is filled with a greater number and wider variety of projects. In a world where common wisdom says staying in a position less than two years is a red […]

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