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Black History Month | 4 Social-Impact Leaders to Celebrate

Did you know that Black History Month exists because of a nonprofit organization and its dedicated leader?

Dr. Carter G. Woodson, often called the “Father of Black History”, founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in …

By Deborah Swerdlow - Idealist Careers
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Ask Alexis | Can I Use My Fashion Design Skills in the Nonprofit Sector?

Dear Ask Alexis,

I have been interested in beginning a career in the nonprofit sector for a long time, but I’m not really sure where to start. I am a fashion designer, and have been working in that industry for …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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Idealist Careers Try This Challenge # 5 | Refresh Your Resume

Congrats! You’ve made it to the fifth and final challenge in the #IdealistCareersTryThis Challenge series. To wrap up all of the great work you’ve done the last few weeks, it’s time for the ever-dreaded (and ever- important) resume and cover …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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The Idealist Careers Guide to Understanding Employee Benefits

Here is a short list of some common benefits currently being offered at many organizations across the sector. Take a read through to understand what each benefit may include as well as what questions to ask (and what you may …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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How Can I Transition into the Corporate Social Responsibility Field?

Lea from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health asks:

“How do I get into the field of corporate social responsibility? I come from a socio-medical public health background. What kind of skills and training are considered assets? If I’m …

By Robert Nealon - The Campus Career Coach
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Idealist Careers Try This Challenge #4 | Learn Something New

Welcome to the Idealist Careers Try This Challenge # 4! You’ve already have had a chance to consider your professional successes, identified opportunities for growth, and taken steps to nurture your network. Now it’s time to learn something new!

Challenge #4

This …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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5 Considerations for a Truly Inclusive Office Space

Is the design of your office inclusive? It may comply with federal regulations for accessibility, but does it really accommodate employees of all ages, abilities, and genders? From lighting to bathroom signage, the design of today’s modern office should match …

By Lakshmi Hutchinson - Idealist Careers
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Idealist Careers Try This Challenge #3 | Reconnect with Your Network

How’s it going so far? Have you completed Challenges 1 and 2? Here’s a perfect opportunity for you to freshen up your contacts.

Challenge #3

Set a calendar reminder for the 15th of each of the remaining months in 2020. …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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Establishing a Workplace DEI Program: Considerations for People of Color (Part I)

In the world of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), individuals with marginalized identities are often the ones most involved in the work. For example, a study in the field of higher education showed that underrepresented faculty members (e.g. women and …

By Yejin Lee - Idealist Careers
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Idealist Careers Try This Challenge #2 | Where Can You Grow?

How did Challenge #1 go? Were you able to detail five professional successes from 2019? Did you recall a success you had perhaps forgotten about? Be sure to keep us posted on your “aha moments” (or your “I’m-totally-and-completely-stumped moments”) by …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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