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When Is a Pay Cut Worth It?

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People tend to think the right career move is always the one that includes a higher salary, and oftentimes, it’s no different for social-impact professionals. And while this can be the case, career progression isn’t always linear, and no two people have the same journey. If you’re contemplating accepting a position that requires you to […]

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An Intro to Saving for Retirement in the Nonprofit Sector

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Are you saving for retirement? According to a 2018 Northwestern Mutual study, 21% of Americans have nothing saved for retirement and one-third have saved less than $5,000. For healthy finances and peace of mind, read on to educate yourself on what retirement options are available for nonprofit professionals and what you should be asking your […]

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One Thing I Wish I Knew Before … Accepting the Offer

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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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Should You Say Yes to an Unpaid Internship? Part 2

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If you’re offered an unpaid internship, should you go for it? In my last post, I covered some of the legalities associated with unpaid internships and how these apply to nonprofits. While volunteer work can be a great way to learn more about a field, an internship requires more investment for both the intern and […]

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