A Guide to Choosing a Graduate Program for individuals interested in nonprofit and social impact workWe all have different life trajectories that led us to be involved in the nonprofit sector. If you’re like me, you got involved in the social impact sector based on a cause or organization that you care about. And now, you may be wondering how to build a career from here. There are countless possibilities. Pursuing a master's degree may be on your list of things to consider. It can be a little confusing to parse through the difference between the various degree and certificate options. Below is a quick guide to some options in the Triangle area. While I've tried to be thorough, there are probably other options for graduate studies. Please leave a comment with other great programs I did not address here!read moreWhen someone says resilience, what comes to your mind? Do you picture a house, standing erect during a storm, fighting against the wind and the rain to remain upright? Do you picture an old tree, battered and swaying in piercing winds but continuing to endure the forces of nature? While resilience can often be compared to tenacious objects or organisms, it can also refer to people or even whole organizations. According to the S. D. Bechtel, JR. Foundation, resiliency is the “capacity to respond effectively to change” and to “adapt successfully to new and unforeseen circumstances—and to seize opportunity”. It’s not the absence of change that creates a resilient organization, but rather, how an organization responds to change. An organization is not truly resilient until it has met these unexpected conditions and thrived. The cliché that we learn from our mistakes is utterly true. Through an organization’s trials, employees can learn how to truly thrive. The same can be said of our personal lives. As human beings, we must all remember that we cannot separate ourselves from our work. Here are a few tips for tackling unanticipated circumstances while maintaining resilience.read more
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