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 and I am still a proud nonprofiteer. However, in the nearly five 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, 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 blog from personal experiences in the nonprofit sector to larger issues facing millennials who want careers that make a difference.
To that end my blog is written for fellow millennials who are ready to change the world. This topic is broken down into two parts: Tips and strategies for finding (and creating) a career with social impact; and trends in the social change landscape and our role in it.
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A bit about me:
I’m a Brooklyn girl who is passionate about making a difference. By day, 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 help the team produce content that informs and inspires for our blog and social media. I am also a proud nonprofit geek and techie: in addition to my blog (which is entering fifth year!) I am also on the board of the New York City Chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network where I manage the organization’s online outreach efforts.
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.