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Supervising an Intern? Give as Much as You Ask

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Most social-impact work isn’t particularly glamorous; few of us enjoy personal assistants or fully-staffed administrative departments. However, what you will find plenty of in this sector are passionate and hard-working interns. If you’re lucky enough to have intern support, it may be tempting to breathe a sigh of relief while handing off important administrative tasks […]

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Always Say Yes to Professional Development

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In the social-impact world, it can seem like you don’t have time for a trip the restroom, let alone the flexibility to schedule a webinar or attend a conference. But if you let the daily grind get in the way of professional development, you can easily find yourself stagnating in your career. So, next time […]

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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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