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5 Email Etiquette Tips for More Professional Communications

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With most of our day-to-day work requiring a significant amount of digital communication, it’s essential to maintain a strong email style in order to ensure that you’re delivering your messages pointedly and with purpose. Read on for tips to help ensure that your emails add to your professional reputation rather than chip away at it. […]

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Love Your Organization, but Hate Your Job?

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While you may dream of landing the perfect job at an organization filled with passionate and intelligent colleagues, many of us forget that excitement about the bigger picture—mission, colleagues, job title—doesn’t always result in satisfaction with our day-to-day. If you find yourself in love with your team’s mission, but not your work, it may be […]

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A Social-Impact Success Story | Jennifer Lazar Schiamberg

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Many successful career relaunchers—mid-career professionals looking to rejoin the workforce after a significant career break—consider volunteerism and nonprofit work to be a part of their relaunch journey. Working or volunteering in the social-impact space is an excellent opportunity for relaunchers to refamiliarize themselves with the ways of the workplace, bulk up their resume with fresh […]

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8 Crucial Professional Habits You’re Probably Not Practicing

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Whether you’re a current nonprofit professional or on the hunt for the job of your dreams, it’s always a good idea to do a bit of an audit of your professional habits and practices. While there are certain qualities—courtesy, timeliness, and a strong work ethic—that we already use as the basis for our everyday professional […]

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