Deborah Swerdlow 42 posts
As a nonprofit advocacy professional living in Washington, D.C., Deborah works with groups across the country to educate their communities and lawmakers about public policies that can help low-income residents make ends meet. She is passionate about helping people connect their interests to a cause they believe in and empowering them to take action.

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5 Ways to Go Green in Your Job Search

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Even if you’re not looking exclusively for a green job, you can still go green in your job search by taking steps to reduce your carbon footprint. Your carbon footprint is a measure of the greenhouse gases emitted by your daily activities, such as turning on the lights, driving, and disposing of the food you […]


501(c)What? Understanding the Nonprofit Tax Lingo

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Every sector has its lingo, and in the nonprofit world, a lot of it has to do with taxes. In fact, there’s an entire section of the tax code devoted to nonprofit organizations: Section 501(c) of Title 26, to be exact. You don’t need to be a tax expert to be involved with a nonprofit […]


Meet the Nonprofit Founder Bringing Career Advice to Your Cell Phone

Jaime-Alexis Fowler

We use our cell phones for everything these days: watching movies, buying groceries, transferring money, and even for making a phone call on occasion! Now, thanks to Empower Work Founder and Executive Director Jaime-Alexis Fowler, you can use your phone to get free, expert guidance on a challenging work situation via text or web chat. […]


4 Reasons You Should Take a Summer Vacation


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 […]