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From Private to Nonprofit | Inside the Culture Shift, Part 1

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Plenty of people these days are making the move from the private to the nonprofit sector in order to use their powers for good. But what happens when someone goes for the sector-switch and lands in unfamiliar territory? The for-profit and nonprofit worlds have some noteworthy distinctions—and some surprising similarities—that make this change both compelling […]

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One Thing I Wish I Knew Before … Transitioning to the Nonprofit Sector

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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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How One Columbia Student is at Work to Do Good

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From fine arts to philanthropy When Daniel Salas, a professional ballet dancer based in New York City, was searching for the next step in his career, he knew he wanted to continue to bring ballet to the world. This time, however, he was looking for an opportunity to nurture the art form off the stage, […]

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3 Journalism Skills You Can Use in a Nonprofit Communications Job

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If you’re a journalist interested in making a sector switch into the social-impact space, I have some good news for you: You may already have the skills you need to land a nonprofit communications role. As a recent sector switcher myself, I want to share with you how I applied my journalism skills to the […]

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