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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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Ask Alexis | How Do I Balance My Passion and My Paycheck?

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Dear Ask Alexis, I’ve had trouble working in areas I’m most interested in, mainly because of a lack of opportunity and not knowing anyone in the field. This has forced me to take jobs just for a check. Now I’ve accumulated skills I don’t like, and I want to look for different areas of work. […]

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Salary Negotiation | How to Make a Counter Offer

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For many nonprofit professionals, salary negotiation can feel like an elusive art form. Sometimes, we’re so happy that we got the job offer at all that we end up feeling as though we’ve run out of the energy and the gumption that may be required to initiate a salary talk. If you’re up for some […]

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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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