Deborah Swerdlow 72 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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Equal Pay Day is About More Than Just Gender

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In April, celebrities from actress Michelle Williams to U.S. soccer player Alex Morgan marked Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day each calendar year when a woman’s earnings “catch up” to a man’s earnings from the previous year. Because women on average earn 80 cents on the dollar compared to men’s earnings, it takes a woman […]

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4 Reasons You Should Take a Summer Vacation

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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 […]

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Communication Without Exploitation | Ethical Storytelling

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One of the most powerful tools in the social-impact world is storytelling. Organizations tell stories to connect with people, move them to action, or raise money—and sometimes a combination of all three. On an individual level, your personal story may have led you to the work you do. When you share your story with others, […]

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Template Toolbox | Leaving Your Job? Use This Transition Plan Template

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A big part of leaving your job on good terms is smoothly transitioning projects and responsibilities. You can set your successors up for success by creating a transition plan and sharing it with a supervisor before your final day at the office. A transition plan lays out your regular duties and responsibilities, current projects, upcoming […]

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