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9 Myths About Working in the Social-Impact Space

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Many of us in the social-impact space have found ourselves in a situation where, when we’re asked what we do for a living, we respond with something simple like, “I work at a nonprofit.” Oftentimes, as nonprofit professionals, we feel the need to talk about our work in the most basic way possible, especially in […]


Podcast | Get the Experience You Need to Switch Careers

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I recently had the pleasure of sharing tips and resources from Idealist Careers, as well as my own expertise, with Mac Prichard and team of Mac’s List. Mac’s List is a Portland-based resource for helping passionate, creative professionals learn how to find meaningful and rewarding work in Portland, Oregon, and Washington. Here’s a peek at […]


Switching to the Nonprofit Sector? Here’s One Route You May Not Have Considered

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Prepping for a big professional shift this year? Perhaps you’re thinking of leaving your job, asking for a raise, or applying for a position in that new department they’re putting together. Maybe you’re even considering a sector switch from the for-profit space into the nonprofit sector. Pro tip: If you’re interested but unsure about whether […]


Trust Yourself: Your Inner Voice is Your Career Expert

As children, we depend on other people to keep us safe, comfortable, healthy, and well. For a time we don’t realize all the decisions being made on our behalf and that’s okay… until it’s not okay. As we grow, we become more independent and our interests develop more fully, but if we’re not careful, we […]