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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4 Ways to Make Your Workplace Accessible to All


According to the World Bank, one billion people have some form of a disability. That’s equal to 15% of the world’s population. Despite laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and requires most public places to be accessible, many people with disabilities still encounter barriers that keep them […]


A Family Affair | Siblings in the Social-Impact World


As one of five kids, I know firsthand the impact that having a sibling—or being one—can have. Siblings can be some of your earliest teachers, and provide advice and support through good times and bad. Some siblings take their impact beyond their immediate family by joining forces to make a difference on the local, national, […]


Silence is Golden | 3 Times When it Pays to Keep Quiet


There’s all kinds of advice out there, about what to say in certain work situations. But sometimes, the best option is to not say anything at all. By creating a space in a conversation for people to think and process, silence can be an incredibly useful tool. Silence can also be uncomfortable, which is what […]


Job Search Priorities | Should You Choose Manager or Mission?

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When I was searching for a job earlier in my career, a former classmate gave me advice that has stuck with me. Sometimes in your career, she said, you have to choose between manager and mission—should you work for a good manager or pursue a mission you’re passionate about, even if the management leaves something […]