Nonprofit Careers

(Re)Introducing Idealist Salaries | Your Go-To Nonprofit Compensation Tool

Equity, negotiation, counter-offers, wage gaps, cost-of-living … the list goes on! Considering the breadth of topics and frequently asked questions that fall within the “salaries” category, it seems like it’s always a good time to discuss compensation.

And here at Idealist, …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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Quick Tips for Getting Government Jobs

For many, the thought of finding a government job can feel a bit mysterious – perhaps even daunting. When should I apply? Where do I look? How long does it take? Who will hire me? These are all questions we hear …

By Anne Dickinson
Anne Dickinson Senior Associate Director, The College
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Nonprofit Speak 101 | Learn the Lingo

If you’ve worked in social impact for a while, you’re probably familiar with the terminology used by nonprofit professionals to describe the ins and outs of operating in a mission-driven environment. But if you’re new to the sector, or making …

By Jaxx Artz - Idealist Careers
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How to build habits that make you a wonderful communicator

In our last post, we talked about why it’s important to follow up with the person who introduced you to someone else (after your call with the person you were introduced to). There was a common theme throughout that post: …

By Chuck Isgar - Intern From Home
Intern From Home
Helping students from 600+ colleges learn about how to find and get an internship/job, use LinkedIn, prepare for interviews, write a cover letter/resume, make the most of their role, and more.
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Understanding the New Public Service Loan Forgiveness Guidelines

By StudioVK

For many current and former students who work in the U.S. nonprofit sector, Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) has been a huge advantage. And temporary coronavirus-related relief legislation means the PSLF program can help even more.

The U.S. …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
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From Penn to Venture for America to a Fulphil-ing Career

by Tiffany Yau, COL ’18/SP2 ’19

I graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences in May 2018 with a major in Sociology, then again in 2019 with my Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership from the School of Social Practice and …

By J. Michael DeAngelis
J. Michael DeAngelis Senior Digital Resources Manager, co-host CS Radio
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How to Overcome Perfectionism on the Job Hunt

Illustration by Marian Blair

Searching for a job can be challenging and daunting for anyone, regardless of personality or experience. But there are particular hindrances or barriers that can surface for people with perfectionistic tendencies.

Perfectionism, or the practice of …

By Yejin Lee - Idealist Careers
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Online Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Courses for Mission-Driven Careers

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are becoming increasingly popular for social-impact professionals. And because these courses are often free of charge, open to all and flexible enough to work with the most complicated of schedules, they also provide a prime …

By Sheena Daree Miller - Idealist Careers
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6 Activist Poets Who Inspire Contemplation, Connection, and Change

Throughout history, in moments of doubt, artists and writers have confronted despair and uncertainty with their creativity and words. Now is no different. Below are six contemporary poets whose words of contemplation, connection and change will not only provide comfort …

By Sheena Daree Miller - Idealist Careers
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Leading the Way | 7 Executive Directors Share Their Tips for Success

Do you have your eye on an executive director role for your career future? Good for you! But since “you can’t know what you don’t know,” we asked seven nonprofit executive directors what they wish they knew before they took …

By Ashley Fontaine - Idealist Careers
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