When I started this blog in 2007, my plan was to focus on my experiences as a nonprofit newbie. I came into the nonprofit sector through my commitment to education equality as a fundraiser and marketer, and I am still a proud nonprofiteer.
What I focus on
However, in the nearly seven years that I have been blogging, I’ve noticed key trends in the social-change landscape:
- Many of my peers want careers with a social impact: making a difference is the norm, not an after thought.
- Many of my peers are redefining what a career with social impact can look like: whether it’s working at nonprofit, freelancing, starting a business with a social mission, or demanding companies they work for do more for others.
- Many of my peers are leveraging social media and technology for social change: they aren’t just using these tools for fun; they use them to do good and connect with organizations and other people who want to do good as well.
Witnessing and experiencing these trends has been exciting; I’ve learned so much about the social change ecosystem and how my peers are navigating it. These trends have also encouraged me to shift the focus of my work from personal experiences in the nonprofit sector to larger issues facing Millennials who want careers that make a difference.
Let’s work together
Through my blog I have had the opportunity to learn from and connect with amazing leaders and organizations. I write, speak, present, and consult on the following topics: job seeking in the nonprofit sector, personal branding, and nonprofit blogging and social media strategy. See my work and my writing, and contact me if you would like to talk about working together.
A bit about me
I’m a Brooklyn girl, currently living in Jersey, who is passionate about making a difference. I get to put my passion into practice as an editor at Idealist.org, a nonprofit that connects people to the resources, community, and opportunities they need to create a better world. In my role as editor, I launched and oversee Idealist Careers and manage our social media. My work has been featured in Lifehacker, Forbes, Business Insider, Huffington Post, GOOD, and more.
Prior to joining Idealist, I worked in fundraising and marketing for organizations committed to education equality. When I’m not researching, editing, and gossiping with my co-workers, you can find me making a mess in my kitchen or talking smack with my five younger siblings. It’s the Brooklyn way.