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Thinking About Taking the Leap from Full Time to Freelance?

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Do you dream of being your own boss? Maybe you think about leaving your corporate job to work in the social-impact world. Maybe you want the freedom to contribute to multiple causes. Maybe you feel like you would be more effective if your schedule were flexible. Often, these thoughts don’t go any further. Making the […]

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How to Deal When Your Heart and Your Budget Collide

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Those of us who are drawn to social-impact careers care deeply about the causes our work supports. At the same time, like everyone else, we have bills to pay. What do we do when there’s a gap—sometimes a substantial one—between what we earn and our expenses? It’s a question that many idealists wrestle with, and […]

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The Almighty Form 990 | Why You Should Care

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The form 990 is a tax form, filed with the IRS on behalf of organizations who are exempt from income tax. That’s right; this post is about a tax document. But before you click through to the next post, because as far as you can remember, you are decidedly not an accountant, I urge you […]

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When to Ask for a Raise, and When You Shouldn’t

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“Don’t rock the boat.” We’ve all heard that advice at one point, whether it’s in school, in the workplace, or in personal relationships. It’s not bad advice if you’re out on the open ocean, but in other situations, it can keep us from asking important questions out of fear that we’ll mess up a good […]

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