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3 Journalism Skills You Can Use in a Nonprofit Communications Job

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If you’re a journalist interested in making a sector switch into the social-impact space, I have some good news for you: You may already have the skills you need to land a nonprofit communications role. As a recent sector switcher myself, I want to share with you how I applied my journalism skills to the […]

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Working with a Friend

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If you’re presented with an opportunity to work with a friend, it may seem like an easy decision. Work friendships are important after all, and if you already have a connection, it can be much easier to transition to a new role and organization. But before you jump at an opportunity to turn a friend […]

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Leaving the Only Job You’ve Ever Had

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Are you interested in making a career change but you’re feeling a bit paralyzed because you’ve never done that before? Like never ever? If you’ve been in the same job (or with the same organization) for most of your working life, it can be downright scary to consider a job search. And sure, things have […]

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Not a Mission Person? How to Job Search When You’re Cause-Flexible

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There’s a common narrative in the nonprofit sector that we’re all inherently and deeply connected to the mission of our respective organization. What’s often overlooked is the fact that many of us jump between sectors and hop around issue areas over the course of a career. This doesn’t mean that we’re not passionate about the […]

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