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A Family Affair | Siblings in the Social-Impact World

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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, […]

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How You Can Help End Human Trafficking

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The U.S. State Department estimates that 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, with women and girls making up 71% of that number. In honor of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on January 11, 2019, read on to learn about the human trafficking crisis, organizations working to end the practice, and […]

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Interview | How One Social Media Post Sparked a Movement

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In the middle of July 2015, Dana Marlowe, a self-described “working suburban mom” in Maryland, posted to Facebook that she was planning to donate gently used bras and some unopened packages of sanitary pads and tampons to a local homeless shelter. She figured she would collect bras, pads, and tampons from friends and family for […]

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One Thing I Wish I Knew Before … Transitioning to the Nonprofit Sector

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These days, there is plenty of talk in the nonprofit sector about mentorship, personal advisory boards, and professional development. But at Idealist Careers, we understand that not everyone has access to a cracker jack team of career cheerleaders and sadly, many of us have to navigate our professional path without our own social-impact Yoda. So […]

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