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How to Turn Interns into Your Biggest Ambassadors

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Internships are part and parcel of many higher education programs. They arehands-on learning opportunities: emphasis on learning. You can fill intern hours with things that barely check requirement boxes and get some envelopes stuffed, or you can give your interns a transformational opportunity. Putting in the effort to develop skilled professionals in the sector won’t […]

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4 Ways to Show Appreciation for Stand-Out Colleagues

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Is there someone on your team or in your network who has recently gone above and beyond? We all know someone we’d rave about if asked—so why wait until we’re prompted to show appreciation? Don’t just sing their praises out loud; put it in writing! A heartfelt, genuine note about one’s work can be such […]

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4 Fall Reads to Spark a Conversation on Equity and Inclusion

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How do systemic racism and other structures of injustice influence our day-to-day work in the nonprofit sector? In organizations that aim to change the world, there can be a presumption of goodness—an overarching idea that our positive intentions are enough. But an intentional focus on equity and inclusion must be at the forefront of social […]

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Is a National Service Year for You? Tips from an AmeriCorps Alum

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Are you in the midst of earning a degree, but unsure about the career direction you want to take after graduation? Or are you looking to make a change from your current day-to-day? Then a national service year might be just what you’re looking for. Mark Wilson is a three-time AmeriCorps VISTA alumnus. He later […]

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