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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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How to Make Pronouns “Business as Usual”

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Have you ever noticed a “pronoun line” line in a colleague’s email signature and wondered why it’s there? Then this article is for you!  A “pronoun” line might be followed by “she/her,” “he/his,” “they/them,” or other designations. It indicates how the person identifies and wants to be referred to in communications. It can be an […]

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