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8 Lessons on How to Gather | Add Magic to Your Meetings

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Have you ever planned a staff retreat, created a conference agenda, executed on a nonprofit fundraiser, or convened decision makers to agree on anything? Then you or your organization have probably established a standard formula for event planning—book a space, brainstorm some icebreakers, find speakers, schedule coffee breaks, etc. The traditional way of event planning […]


Get the Experience to Land the Job: Nonprofit Development and Fundraising

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Last week, we explored innovative ways to gain marketable grant-writing experience. Now, let’s take a look at how to create your own opportunities to gain the experience you need to land a nonprofit development position. A reminder: I don’t recommend trying to spin any of this as professional experience on your resume. Here are ways that I […]


How I Got Hired: A Conversation With Morgan Dorsch

Looking for a job while already employed? Learn how one Idealist job seeker did it!