Deborah Swerdlow 74 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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Reading List | 12 Resources to Help You Understand and Promote Racial Equity

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You’ve probably been hearing more about racial equity in social-impact spaces lately. The concept isn’t new, but many organizations and foundations—which are still largely led by white people—are beginning to focus on racial equity in their missions and programs. Sine this language may be new to you, refer to the below reading list to make […]

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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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