A key lesson for social change leaders from Rachel Maddow, Melissa Harris Perry and the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

A key lesson for social change leaders from Rachel Maddow, Melissa Harris Perry and the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

I attended the Rachel Maddow show last wednesday which happened to be the day that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was repealed.  Melissa Harris Perry was on the show and commented that while we should celebrate the repeal of Don’t Ask…

Five must read books for young people interested in nonprofits and social justice (and a gift for you)

Five must read books for young people interested in nonprofits and social justice (and a gift for you)

Yes I said books.  Remember those? While I have learned so much from blogging, networking, and working in the nonprofit sector, the following books provide ongoing guidance, insight, and support for me as I develop my career.  This list includes…

7 leadership challenges facing young people and nonprofits

7 leadership challenges facing young people and nonprofits

Last Wednesday I spoke on a panel at Demos about the role of young people, technology, and nonprofits in democracy. The other panelists were Jared Duval, a fellow at Demos and author of Next Generation Democracy, and Ben Berkowitz, CEO…

Seven things I wish I knew when I started my nonprofit career

Seven things I wish I knew when I started my nonprofit career

While I got into the nonprofit sector through my passion for education equality, I have to admit that my understanding of the sector was clouded by warm and fuzzy thoughts. Nonprofits are nice! We love each other! Things are easy!…

Looking for a nonprofit job?  Go beyond the online job bank.

Looking for a nonprofit job? Go beyond the online job bank.

When starting the nonprofit job hunt from scratch our gut reaction is to tap into our networks or hop online. Various websites like idealist.org, common good careers, opportunity knocks, dotorgjobs, and even craigslist offer hundreds of jobs to choose from, but…