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Apr 22
The Intrapreneur Era

The Intrapreneur Era

Spotlighting impact heroes in a Guardian Sustainable Business series

What do coffee, dish soap, and conferences all have in common? [Pause for head scratches]. Well, for one, they’re all spurring sustainability stories driven by “regular employees.”

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Apr 22
Quick Tips: Engaging Employees in Sustainability

Quick Tips: Engaging Employees in Sustainability

Insights and advice for setting ambitious programs in motion

Engaging employees in sustainability can generate big wins, but how do you make sure your efforts excite not just the super-greens but everyone from sales staff to executives?

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Apr 22
6 Tips for Building Partnerships

6 Tips for Building Partnerships

How the Net Impact Texas State undergrad chapter landed big-name sustainability partnerships

At this year’s always popular South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival, a group of students gained a coveted view. The Net Impact Texas State University undergraduate chapter worked hard for that spot. TSU’s chapter co-president, Samuel Long, shares more about the group’s partnerships and his tips for success.

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Apr 21
5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Now

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Now

Looking for a way to give the planet (and yourself) a little love? We’ve got you covered with ideas, from inspirational to action-oriented.

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Apr 01
Quick Tips: Balancing Work, Life, and Impact

Quick Tips: Balancing Work, Life, and Impact

Want to have it all – the dream job, life balance, and big impact? Not sure if it’s even possible? We discussed this perennial challenge with three impact-leaders on a recent Issues in Depth call.

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Feb 19
Three Reasons You Should Be Doing Informational Interviews...Even If You’re Happily Employed

Three Reasons You Should Be Doing Informational Interviews...Even If You’re Happily Employed

Why valuable career conversations aren’t just for job-seekers

Considered a chore by some, the informational interview can actually be an incredibly valuable resource for anyone who cares about the trajectory of their career. Sure, they can help you cultivate relationships with professionals who might eventually provide a job connection. But that's a sure-fire way to make your interviewee feel used. So what are these career conversations really good for? ...

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Feb 04
Three Lessons Learned From Startups

Three Lessons Learned From Startups

The social sector embraces lean startup principles

The nonprofit sector has definitely come under examination in the last few years. From the increased focus on talent development, to the TED manifesto on warped charity perceptions, to the catchy Tumblr that brought to life nonprofit workers’ deepest frustrations: the social sector is finally in the limelight. Some would say part of this change is attributed to the Lean Impact movement...

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Feb 04
Are You Ready for Job Search Season?

Are You Ready for Job Search Season?

Net Impact’s MAP program helps you navigate your way to that ideal impact job or internship

Finding any job in the current economy can be tough, so it might seem impossible to find one that also fits your personal values. Even figuring out where to begin the search can be daunting; the route to an impact job is far less defined than the search for conventional roles. But what if you had a road map? Better still: what if you had a group of peers along for the journey, providing the support and camaraderie to keep you focused on your mission?

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Jan 24
Small Steps Result in Big Impact

Small Steps Result in Big Impact

Why is it that when I do a Google search for “Millennials are…” the auto-fill responses end with “lazy,” “selfish,” and “unhappy”? I’m a Millennial, and I wouldn’t use those words to describe myself or my friends. However, there clearly is a widely held misconception that Millennials are the “me, me, me” generation...

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Jan 21
Six Tips for an Effective Informational Interview

Six Tips for an Effective Informational Interview

In such a competitive economy, it's important to make the most of your conversations and connections to stand out in today's job market and create your own career path. So how do you turn the conventional informational interview into a true discussion? Here are six best practices to rock your career conversations:

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