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Peace Corps philosopher in China: Author Peter Vernezze

2012-01-06
Length: 21s

Philosophy isn’t generally thought of as a cross-cultural tool, but for Peter Vernezze, who left a position as philosophy professor at a U.S. university to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in China, philosophy is exactly that.  Over the course of his two years of service in a Sichuan university, Professor Vernezze set up and took notes on philosophical... [[Click the...

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Social enterprise school: The Mycelium School's Matthew Abrams

2012-01-05
Length: 18s

A unique design for education is underway in Asheville, North Carolina and it takes its model from the vegetative part of a mushroom, mycilia. Opening in 2013 the Mycelium School aims to cultivate social entrepreneurs and leaders in creating local change by enhancing social and environmental systems through a gap year educational program. In this episode, Amy... [[Click the... [[Click...

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The MSW, Part 3: Admissions, financial aid and ROI

2011-12-16
Length: 10s

The Master of Social Work prepares students with the practice methods, ethical and social values, and scientific principles to work with populations-at-risk. Programs promote social and economic justice, strengths-based practice with diverse populations, and evaluation. Careers includes both direct service and organizational leadership roles in a wide array of... [[Click...

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The MSW, Part 2: Coursework, fieldwork and certificates

2011-12-16
Length: 8s

The Master of Social Work prepares students with the practice methods, ethical and social values, and scientific principles to work with populations-at-risk. Programs promote social and economic justice, strengths-based practice with diverse populations, and evaluation. Careers includes both direct service and organizational leadership roles in a wide array of... [[Click...

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The MSW, Part 1: Degree and careers overview

2011-12-16
Length: 16s

The Master of Social Work prepares students with the practice methods, ethical and social values, and scientific principles to work with populations-at-risk. Programs promote social and economic justice, strengths-based practice with diverse populations, and evaluation. Careers includes both direct service and organizational leadership roles in a wide array of... [[Click...

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The MPP: Part 3, admissions and financial aid

2011-12-16
Length: 13s

Public policy masters degrees emphasize analyzing and evaluating information to solve policy problems. MPP grads work across sectors with quantitative and qualitative information to develop, assess, and evauate alternative approaches to current and emerging issues. In this Idealist Grad School Podcast series, Amy Potthast chats with admissions staff from two... [[Click the... [[Click the...

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The MPP: Part 2, on coursework and fieldwork

2011-12-16
Length: 12s

Public policy masters degrees emphasize analyzing and evaluating information to solve policy problems. MPP grads work across sectors with quantitative and qualitative information to develop, assess, and evauate alternative approaches to current and emerging issues. In this Idealist Grad School Podcast series, Amy Potthast chats with admissions staff from two... [[Click the... [[Click the...

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The MPP: Part 1, degree and career overview

2011-12-16
Length: 12s

Public policy masters degrees emphasize analyzing and evaluating information to solve policy problems. MPP grads work across sectors with quantitative and qualitative information to develop, assess, and evauate alternative approaches to current and emerging issues. In this Idealist Grad School Podcast series, Amy Potthast chats with admissions staff from two... [[Click the... [[Click the...

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Conflict Resolution: Part 3, admissions and financial aid

2011-12-16
Length: 12s

In Conflict resolution masters programs, students learn how to analyze conflict and how to uncover the underpinnings of conflict situations. They gain skills to defuse and prevent conflict situations that arise among individuals, groups, and countries. In this Idealist Grad School Podcast series, Amy Potthast chats with admissions staff and an alum from two... [[Click the...

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Conflict Resolution: Part 2, coursework, fieldwork and certificates

2011-12-16
Length: 15s

In Conflict resolution masters programs, students learn how to analyze conflict and how to uncover the underpinnings of conflict situations. They gain skills to defuse and prevent conflict situations that arise among individuals, groups, and countries. In this Idealist Grad School Podcast series, Amy Potthast chats with admissions staff from two conflict... [[Click the title to read...

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Conflict resolution: Part 1, on the degree & its careers

2011-12-16
Length: 12s

In Conflict resolution masters programs, students learn how to analyze conflict and how to uncover the underpinnings of conflict situations. They gain skills to defuse and prevent conflict situations that arise among individuals, groups, and countries. In this Idealist Grad School Podcast series, Amy Potthast chats with admissions staff from two conflict... [[Click the title to read...

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The MPA: Part 3, on admissions and financial aid

2011-12-15
Length: 17s

If you’re on a public service career path, and looking at grad schools, you may have considered a Master of Public Affairs or Administration. What is an MPA, and how is it distinct from nonprofit management, MBA, and other grad degrees? This episode, Part Three, is on admissions and financial aid. Find Part One, an overview of the degree and associated... [[Click the... [[Click...

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The MPA: Part 2, on coursework, field work, and certificates

2011-12-15
Length: 11s

If you’re on a public service career path, and looking at grad schools, you may have considered a Master of Public Affairs or Administration. What is an MPA, and how is it distinct from nonprofit management, MBA, and other grad degrees? This episode, Part Two, is on coursework, field work, and certificates. Find Part One, an overview of the degree and... [[Click... [[Click the...

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The MPA: Part 1, on the degree and careers

2011-12-15
Length: 14s

If you’re on a public service career path, and looking at grad schools, you may have considered a Master of Public Affairs or Administration. What is an MPA, and how is it distinct from nonprofit management, MBA, and other grad degrees? This episode, part one, is an overview of the degree and associated careers. Find Part Two on coursework, field work,... [[Click the title to...

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Student Debt Relief, Part 2: Income-Based Repayment with Heather Jarvis

2011-11-07
Length: 17s

Do you have student loans? Are you thinking about borrowing money for grad school? This episode of the Idealist Grad Schools podcast takes a closer look at two student debt relief programs established by the College Cost Reduction and Access Act. Listen now to Part Two which focuses on Income-Based Repayment, a crucial component of PSLF that is available now... [[Click... [[Click...

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Student Debt Relief, Part 1: Public Service Loan Forgiveness with Heather Jarvis

2011-11-07
Length: 16s

Do you have student loans? Are you thinking about borrowing money for grad school? This episode of the Idealist Grad Schools podcast takes a closer look at two student debt relief programs established by the College Cost Reduction and Access Act. Listen to Part One of the podcast which focuses on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, in which... [[Click the...

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Is Nonprofit Management the right grad degree for you? Part Three: Admissions and Financial Aid

2011-09-15
Length: 11s

With a plethora of graduate disciplines available to you—MBA, MPA, Social Work—you may be wondering, why should I go for a specialized degree in nonprofit management? When you enroll in a nonprofit management grad program, you gain the skills and knowledge specific to and necessary for leadership in this growing and dynamic sector. Furthermore, your... [[Click the...

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Is Nonprofit Management the right grad degree for you? Part Two: Careers, coursework, certification

2011-09-12
Length: 9s

This week the Idealist Grad Fairs launch in New York City and Washington, DC. What will you study in grad school? With a plethora of graduate disciplines available to you—MBA, MPA, Social Work—you may be wondering, why should I go for a specialized degree in nonprofit management? When you enroll in a nonprofit management grad program, you gain the... [[Click the title to...

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Is Nonprofit Management the right grad degree for you? Part One: What makes it distinct?

2011-09-12
Length: 8s

This week the Idealist Grad Fairs launch in New York City and Washington, DC. What will you study in grad school? With a plethora of graduate disciplines available to you—MBA, MPA, Social Work—you may be wondering, why should I go for a specialized degree in nonprofit management? When you enroll in a nonprofit management grad program, you gain the... [[Click the title to...

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Net Impact's Corporate Careers that Make a Difference

2011-08-16
Length: 22s

Can you make the world more sustainable by working for a corporation? According to Net Impact and its free, downloadable career guide Corporate Careers that Make a Difference, you can. Everyday, business leaders make a positive environmental and social impact in their companies — both in dedicated green jobs, as well as in more conventional job... [[Click the title to read more]] ...

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Argentina: Un ‘Teatro Ciego’ que no te dejará indiferente

2011-06-30
Length: 15s

En una calle arbolada de Buenos Aires se encuentra un descolorido edificio con un extenso mural de graffiti sobre la figura del incomparable Carlos Gardel. En su interior, un teatro que siempre permanece a oscuras. Es el llamado ‘Teatro Ciego,’ el primer y único teatro donde ambos, artistas videntes e no videntes, actúan totalmente sin... [[Click the... [[Click...

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Argentina's Blind Theatre Won't Leave You in the Dark

2011-06-29
Length: 13s

On a tree-lined street in Buenos Aires is a faded building with a large graffiti mural of tango great Carlos Gardel on its walls. Inside is a theatre that is always kept dark. This is Teatro Ciego, the world's first and only theatre where both blind and seeing artists perform exclusively without light. Our latest podcast features Celeste Hamilton Dennis as she... [[Click...

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Work on Purpose: Lara Galinsky on Careers with Heart, Head, and Hustle

2011-04-23
Length: 21s

Lara Galinsky, Senior Vice President of Echoing Green is launching an inspiring career guide for social-impact work called Work on Purpose. Each chapter of Work on Purpose asks key questions for career seekers; illustrates the impact of these questions in the lives of Echoing Green community members; and offers a place for notes at the end for you to jot reflections... [[Click... [[Click...

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The American Way to Change: An Interview with Shirley Sagawa

2011-04-15
Length: 23s

This podcast features a conversation with Shirley Sagawa author of The American Way to Change: How National Service and Volunteers and Transforming America and the “founding mother of the modern service movement.” During the first Clinton administration, Sagawa drafted the legislation that created AmeriCorps and the Corporation for National...

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Emerging Corps: Blue Engine's Nick Ehrmann

2010-03-04
Length: 23s

Normal.dotm 0 0 1 357 2039 Action Without Borders/Idealist.org 16 4 2504 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false In 2010, a new national service corps is getting off the ground. Blue Engine, based in New York City, aims to recruit a corps of about a dozen fellows for the 2010-2011 school year to facilitate daily, differentiated,... [[Click...

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Connie Siskowski's Encore Career: Supporting Young Caregivers

2009-11-30
Length: 3s

In this episode we feature one of the winners of the 2009 Purpose Prize. The Purpose Prize awards up to $100,000 to social innovators in their encore careers who are creating new ways to solve tough social problems. The Prize is an initiative of Civic Ventures' Encore Careers campaign which aims to engage millions of experienced adults in work that makes a difference... [[Click... [[Click...

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Judith Broder's Encore Career: Psychological Support for Returning Soldiers

2009-11-13
Length: 4s

In this episode we feature one of the winners of the 2009 Purpose Prize. The Purpose Prize awards up to $100,000 to social innovators in their encore careers who are creating new ways to solve tough social problems. The Prize is an initiative of Civic Ventures' Encore Careers campaign which aims to engage millions of experienced adults in work that makes a...

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Questions with Rafa Cancel of La Asociación Nacional de Derecho Ambiental (ANDA)

2009-11-09
Length: 7s

In this Questions With episode, we hear from Rafa Cancel of the organization La Asociación Nacional de Derecho Ambiental (ANDA).   After witnessing the activism against the US Navy's use of the island of Vieques as bomb training site, Rafa was inspired to provide the people of Puerto Rico with the legal tools to protect their environment.  ...

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New Jersey Nonprofit Leader: Heather Calverase, Teach For America

2009-10-30
Length: 15s

Posted as part of Nonprofit Career Month, featuring the diversity of career opportunities in the nonprofit sector. Listen to more shows in this series. Today’s guest is Heather Calverase, Executive Director of Teach For America’s Newark, New Jersey region where she is responsible for growing sustainable base of financial, community, and district awareness...

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South Carolina Nonprofit Leader: Debbie Bower, Senior Resources

2009-10-27
Length: 15s

Posted as part of Nonprofit Career Month, featuring the diversity of career opportunities in the nonprofit sector. Listen to more shows in this series. Today's Nonprofit Career Month podcast guest is Debbie Bower, Executive Director of Senior Resources Inc., a South Carolina nonprofit that provides seniors services, resources, transportation help, and Meals on...

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Nonprofit Leader: Elizabeth Droscher, Phoenix School

2009-10-23
Length: 13s

Today's Nonprofit Career Month podcast guest is Elizabeth Droscher, Executive Assistant at Phoenix School. Phoenix School is a nonprofit charter high school in Roseburg, Oregon, whose staff works hard to see students realize their potential and to graduate, by offering alternative learning approaches and opportunities to engage in the community. As the... [[Click the title to read more]] ...

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Sector Switcher: Krista Kelley, a Leader in Nonprofit Development

2009-10-19
Length: 12s

Posted as part of Nonprofit Career Month, featuring the diversity of career opportunities in the nonprofit sector. Today’s Nonprofit Career Month podcast guest is Krista Kelley, Vice President of Development at Adelante Development Center in Albuquerque, one of the largest nonprofits in New Mexico. Adelante offers community-based services for people who... [[Click the... [[Click the...

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New Mexico Nonprofit Leader: Margaret Ambler Salamon, Center for Nonprofit Excellence

2009-10-15
Length: 11s

Posted as part of Nonprofit Career Month, featuring the diversity of career opportunities in the nonprofit sector. Today’s guest is Margaret Ambler Salamon, Research Specialist and wearer of many other hats at the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Albuqueque, NM. The Center for Nonprofit Excellence is a collaborative effort of the United Way of Central...

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Job Seeker: Abby Flottemesch, a Mid-Career Nonprofit Development Professional

2009-10-12
Length: 14s

Posted as part of Nonprofit Career Month, featuring the diversity of career opportunities in the nonprofit sector. Today’s guest is Abby Flottemesch, a mid-career nonprofit professional and Minnesota native who is currently engaged in a job search. Abby recently completed a year-long fellowship in Bogota, Colombia, with Atlas Service Corps where she worked with... [[Click... [[Click the...

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Questions with Mirna Guha of Project OBO

2009-10-09
Length: 5s

In this Questions With episode, Douglas speaks with Mirna Guha, the founder of Project OBO: Our Bodies, (Our) Opinions in India. Originally working on issues related to sexual and domestic abuse, Mirna found that many problems originated in a lack of communication about gender, sexuality and identity. She explains how she is now trying to create workshops and safe... [[Click... [[Click...

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Sector Switcher: Arlene Siegel Cogen Applies Financial Planning Skills in the Nonprofit Sector

2009-10-06
Length: 12s

Today’s guest on the Nonprofit Career Month podcast is Arlene Siegel Cogen, a Charitable Gift Planner with The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) in Portland, OR. At OCF, Arlene’s main focus is individuals, families, professional advisors, and businesses who would like to establish current or testamentary charitable funds or deferred gifts. Arlene entered her... [[Click the... [[Click...

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South Carolina Nonprofit Leader: Mac Bennett, United Way of the Midlands

2009-09-30
Length: 18s

October is Nonprofit Career Month, a month of activities to promote the diversity of career opportunities in the nation's nonprofit sector. Driven by the collective contributions of the nonprofit community, the campaign dispels common myths about nonprofit work, provides you with entry points to the sector, and allows current and aspiring nonprofit...

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Questions with Adarsh Kumar of Livelihoods Equity Connect

2009-09-28
Length: 7s

A continuing problem in developing countries is that small business people, like farmers and craft workers, still live in poverty and cannot expand their businesses. In this episode we speak with Adarsh Kumar, who started the group AICA which helps connect producers in India with larger markets. In addition to this work, he wanted to do more and started a new... [[Click...

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Peace Corps Community Resources: An interview with Erica Burman and Molly Mattessich of the National Peace Corps Association

2009-09-21
Length: 25s

As Peace Corps nears it's 50th Anniversary in 2011, applications are on the rise, fewer Volunteer positions are getting funded, the Senate just confirmed a new agency director, and the number of Peace Corps  alumni is nearing 200,000. Helping connect the dots among the agency's fiscal needs, and Volunteers past, present, and future is the National... [[Click the title to read more]] ...

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Questions with Heather Cronk of the New Organizing Institute

2009-09-14
Length: 6s

In this Questions With episode, Douglas speaks with Heather Cronk about her work at the New Organizing Institute (NOI).  NOI is progressive training organization focused on utilizing online outreach strategies, from micro-blogging to video.  Heather talks about how she entered this career and some advice she has for nonprofits and advocacy groups to... [[Click the...

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Questions with Nancy Mahon of the M·A·C AIDS Fund

2009-09-08
Length: 7s

In the latest Questions With podcast, Douglas speaks with Nancy Mahon the Executive Director of the MAC AIDS Fund and Senior Vice President at MAC Cosmetics. The MAC AIDS Fund is the charitable arm of MAC Cosmetics which raises money for HIV/AIDS programs through their Viva Glam line of products. Nancy talks about her professional path from law clerk to HIV/AIDS work... [[Click the...

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Panel Discussion on the Admissions Process and Financial Aid for Graduate School

2009-08-31
Length: 39s

In this episode of the Idealist.org Podcast, a panel of graduate admissions representatives talk about the graduate admissions application process and financial aid. Recorded during the summer Washington, D.C. Idealist.org Graduate Degree Fair for the Public Good hosted by the American University School of Public Affairs. Hear answers to the following... [[Click the title to...

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Questions with Ben Smilowitz of Disaster Accountability Project

2009-08-24
Length: 7s

In this week's Questions With podcast, Douglas interviews Ben Smilowitz, founder of the Disaster Accountability Project. While helping in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Ben realized the deficits in disaster planning and overview in New Orleans and across the country. We cover the importance of emergency planning, the far reaching nature of disaster work and how... [[Click... [[Click...

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Questions with Nandini Narula of GreenMango

2009-08-17
Length: 7s

In our latest podcast, Idealist's Douglas Coulter speaks with Nandini Narula, co-founder of the organization GreenMango. The mission of GreenMango is to connect entrepreneurs in India to the internet in order to promote and grow their small businesses.  Nandini talks about how she started the organization with Yasmina McCarty, internet usage in developing parts... [[Click... [[Click...

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Questions with Anne Tamar-Mattis of Advocates for Informed Choice

2009-08-12
Length: 8s

This podcast is part of a series called "Questions With" in which we feature leaders in the social sector discussing their work and professional journeys.  Over the next few weeks, we'll be featuring 2008 Echoing Green fellows.  Echoing Green "invests in and supports outstanding emerging social entrepreneurs to launch new organizations that... [[Click... [[Click...

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Teach For America: An Interview with Aaliyah El-Amin

2009-08-03
Length: 30s

Today's guest on The New Service podcast is Aaliyah El-Amin, an alumna of Teach For America’s 2000 Atlanta corps. Teach For America is the national corps of recent college graduates who commit to teach for at least two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. In the 2008-09 school year, 6,200 corps... [[Click the...

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Questions with Suzanne Seggerman of Games For Change

2009-07-23
Length: 7s

This podcast is part of a new series called "Questions With" in which we feature leaders in the social sector discussing their work and professional journeys. In this episode Douglas Coulter interviews Suzanne Seggerman about her organization Games for Change (G4C) and their innovative work with video games.  G4C helps connect a variety of... [[Click the title to read more]] ...

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Questions with Eric Hilton of Technically Learning

2009-07-15
Length: 5s

This podcast is the second in a new series called "Questions With" in which we feature leaders in the social sector discussing their work and professional journeys. In this episode Douglas Coulter interviews Eric Hilton about his new nonprofit Technically Learning.  His organization believes "all students should have the opportunity to... [[Click the title to read...

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Common Nonprofit Career Search Questions with Meg Busse

2009-07-07
Length: 33s

In this episode, Meg Busse answers some common questions about finding a nonprofit job.  Some of the questions we ask include: "I hate networking but I hear it’s essential to get a nonprofit job. Where should I start?” “What are the top skills that nonprofits seek?” “What's the best way for me to network with nonprofit professionals?” “How can I get an... [[Click the title to...

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"Crazy Radio": Live from Argentina

2009-06-29
Length: 12s

On the outskirts of Buenos Aires tucked away from the ubiquitous tango clubs and steakhouses, is Hospital Borda, the largest and oldest mental hospital in Argentina. But this isn't your typical psychiatric ward. In the middle of its courtyard stands a small, bustling building full of recording equipment and unbridled energy, where each Saturday patients gear up to take... [[Click... [[Click...

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Nonprofit Sector Switching Advice with Steven Pascal-Joiner

2009-06-23
Length: 19s

If you are trying to switch into the nonprofit sector, check out the new Idealist.org Podcast with advice on how to prepare for your interview and land that nonprofit job. Our Career Transitions team has the pleasure of attending lots of events, giving presentations, and otherwise conversing with professionals looking for meaningful work in the nonprofit... [[Click the title to read more]] ...

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A Pride Month Interview - Lesbian and Gay Perspectives in AmeriCorps and Peace Corps

2009-06-17
Length: 31s

June is Pride Month, so The New Service podcast from Idealist.org is taking a closer look at the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals serving in Peace Corps and AmeriCorps. Today's guests are lesbian and gay former service corps participants: Chad Jeremy, a former AmeriCorps NCCC corps member, currently a training... [[Click the... [[Click...

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Past, Present, and Future…The Voices of Girls and Women

2009-06-09
Length: 20s

From our team in Portland, Oregon: Last November, we blogged about a mentorship program taking place in our office where four of the women on our staff would be mentoring a small group of teenage girls. Coordinated by Girls, Inc. of NW Oregon, the Associates Mentoring Program provides opportunities for busy professional women to join forces with girls in crafting... [[Click the title...

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Questions with Stefanie Faucher of Death Penalty Focus

2009-06-02
Length: 7s

This podcast is the first in a new series called "Questions With" in which we feature leaders in the social sector discussing their work and professional journeys. The death penalty has been the subject of an ongoing debate across the United States for many decades.  In recent years, some states have completed abolished the practice while others... [[Click the... [[Click the...

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Cross Sector Relationships, Corporate Responsibility and Citizen Service: An Interview with Alan Khazei and Shannon Schuyler

2009-05-19
Length: 25s

Corporate social responsibility and citizen service are increasingly becoming two sides of the same coin, as more business-sector employees and clients demand opportunities to improve their communities as part of their workplace culture. Exemplifying the beneficial opportunities of cross-sector alliances is the new national partnership between the nonprofit Be The... [[Click the... [[Click...

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Graduate Education: Financial Aid Myths, Ins and Outs

2009-05-04
Length: 35s

Idealist.org's Jung Fitzpatrick talks with Regina Garner, the Director of Student Financial Services for the Monterey Institute of International Studies, to dispel some common myths that working professionals have about qualifying for financial aid and to learn more about the ins and outs of financial aid for graduate education. Whether you're thinking about... [[Click... [[Click the...

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Nonprofit and Volunteer Resources: Laura Norvig and Jason Scott from the Resource Center

2009-04-17
Length: 25s

The Resource Center, a website of the Corporation for National and Community Service, is the repository of over 8,000 nodes of training tools, publications, and effective practices to support volunteer programs, nonprofits, and people involved with the AmeriCorps family of programs. The Resource Center–free and accessible to all audience–boasts a 3,000-item lending... [[Click the...

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Volunteer Abroad: Your Questions Answered by Erin Barnhart

2009-04-07
Length: 22s

Are you interested in taking some time to volunteer in another country? Have you already started your search and now you have even more questions? Or do you have no idea where to begin? In either case, this podcast episode is for you. We collected common questions from attendees at the recent Idealist.org Global Volunteering Fair and our very own Erin...

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AmeriCorps for Legal Experts: Equal Justice Works's Cole McMahon and Marty Costello

2009-03-23
Length: 22s

In 2009, hundreds of emerging legal experts across the United States will offer assistance in helping people who face mortgage foreclosure and other  problems through the Equal Justice Works 2009 Summer AmeriCorps program and the one-year AmeriCorps Legal Fellows program. Every year in this country, four out of five low-income people in need of legal... [[Click the title to read more]] ...

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The Musical Peace Corps: Kiff Gallagher's Music National Service Initiative

2009-03-09
Length: 16s

Kiff Gallagher is founder of Peacelabs Music and the Music National Service Initiative (MNSI). In 2008, The Aspen Institute named MNSI's MusicianCorps — a developing AmeriCorps-type program that will enable musicians to serve in low-income schools — one of the top ten public policy proposals that would strengthen the United States. According to The Aspen... [[Click... [[Click the...

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Starting a New Service Corps: Scott Beale of Atlas Corps

2009-02-17
Length: 18s

Today's guest on The New Service podcast series is Scott Beale, Founder and Executive Director of Atlas Corps, a service and exchange corps for professionals in the NGO sector.  Also known as a "two-way Peace Corps," Atlas Corps brings rising professionals from NGOs in the Global South to the United States to serve for a year; U.S. professionals find... [[Click... [[Click...

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Sure We Can

2009-02-02
Length: 18s

This episode was produced by our guest contributors, Michael Premo and Rachel Falcone.  If you have a story, click here for more information on contributing it to the Idealist.org Podcast. In 1983 New York State implemented the Returnable Container Act requiring a 5 Cent deposit on carbonated beverages sold in glass, metal and plastic containers. Commonly known... [[Click the title...

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Peace Corps in China: Country Director Bonnie Thie

2009-01-16
Length: 24s

In this episode of the The New Service Podcast, Amy speaks with Bonnie Thie, the country director of Peace Corps's China program. Bonnie served in Peace Corps Afghanistan, where she served for three years in the 1970s. She served 18 years with the Environmental Protection Agency most recently as the director of policy, communications and resource management in...

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City Year: An Interview with Col. Robert Gordon, III

2008-12-19
Length: 27s

Today we're launching a new podcast series as part of the Idealist.org podcasts. Called "The New Service" podcast, the show will highlight service corps programs, people, and career paths.  It will be included along with the Idealist.org Careers Podcast feed. Today's guest on The New Service is Colonel Robert L. Gordon, III, Senior Vice President... [[Click the title to...

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Idealist.org's Career Author: Meg Busse

2008-12-05
Length: 19s

This Idealist.org Careers podcast features an interview with Meg Busse, co-author of the Idealist.org Guide to Nonprofit Careers. The Guide walks job seekers through all the steps of the nonprofit job search, from describing the nonprofit sector and self-assessment to developing a stellar resume and interview skills. The book is available in two versions — for the... [[Click... [[Click the...

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Faith and Service, Pt. 2: AVODAH -- The Jewish Service Corps

2008-11-19
Length: 18s

Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps offers young people a chance to affect social change while deepening their commitment to Jewish life by serving for a year at anti-poverty organizations in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC. As with other service corps, Avodah's corps members earn a basic stipend. They also live in community with other corps members,... [[Click... [[Click...

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Real Food and the Fort Greene, Brooklyn CSA

2008-10-31
Length: 11s

In recent years, communities across the five boroughs have become more concerned with eating "locally" and developing a sustainable food system for all New York City residents.  Community Supported Agriculture--the model of pairing groups of community residents with small local farms--continues to gain in popularity all over the city as an... [[Click the title to read more]] ...

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Faith and Service, Pt. 1: The Catholic Network of Volunteer Service

2008-10-16
Length: 14s

In this episode Amy Potthast speaks with Nikki Roehling, Associate Director of the Catholic Network of Volunteer Service or CNVS. This week, the Catholic Network of Volunteer Service will gather its program directors in Portland, OR, for a multi-day conference and retreat. CNVS is a national membership association of 200 faith-based domestic and international... [[Click the... [[Click...

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The Poverty Initiative: Redefining Christian Charity

2008-10-01
Length: 14s

"The poor will always be among you" is a biblical quote often cited by Christian leaders as a reason to not focus on poverty work. Some Christians, however, believe the quote means the exact opposite and that although 1.4 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day, poverty can end. In this latest Community episode, our summer podcasting intern... [[Click the title...

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Green Building One Piece at a Time: The Rebuilding Center

2008-09-17
Length: 18s

This episode features Shane Endicott, Founder and C.E.O. of Our United Villages, the organization that runs Portland's environmentally sound The Rebuilding Center. The Rebuilding Center recycles used building and remodeling materials (everything from a door knob to the kitchen sink to church pews to siding) by re-selling them to builders for up to 90 percent less... [[Click the...

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Cultures in Harmony

2008-09-05
Length: 11s

After the tragedy of September 11, 2001, some people began thinking about how two cultures could misunderstand each other so much.  How could one group hate another enough to attack them?  Though we live in a time of ever-increasing communication and modern technologies that connect us across continents, we still don't seem to understand each other very... [[Click... [[Click the...

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Freeing the Internet: Outdoors and Online with NYCwireless

2008-08-25
Length: 16s

In the latest Community Podcast, we look at an organization that's working to bring the internet to all New Yorkers, in and outside of their apartments.  Most of us think of using the internet as a solitary, indoor activity.  NYCwireless thinks differently.  By "lighting up" public parks with free wi-fi access, they're allowing New Yorkers... [[Click the...

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Eight Years Out: The Public Impact of AmeriCorps Service with Bob Grimm

2008-08-15
Length: 32s

Today's guest is Bob Grimm, Director of Research and Policy Development & Senior Counselor to the CEO at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) in Washington, DC. He speaks with Idealist.org's Amy Potthast about the study design and outcomes, and about some of the people who have served in AmeriCorps. Solid evidence now exists to show... [[Click...

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How to Learn-a-Palooza

2008-07-31
Length: 14s

This past May in Washington, D.C., people came together in the neighborhoods of Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle to teach each other everything they know.  Literally.  Learn-a-Palooza is a one-day event in which temporary classrooms are set up across Washington D.C., and regular people share their knowledge and skills with their neighbors for free.  This... [[Click...

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Peace Corps & Graduate School: Eileen Conoboy

2008-07-10

The latest Idealist.org Careers Podcast features Eileen Conoboy, Director of the Office of University Programs at Peace Corps. She speaks with Idealist’s Amy Potthast about Peace Corps and its two graduate school partnership programs, Masters International and Fellows USA. Eileen was a VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) and a Peace Corps Volunteer (Mali,... [[Click the title to...

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Born to be BAADS

2008-06-09
Length: 16s

In this latest episode, we feature the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (or BAADS), a sailing group that is making the world a little bit enjoyable and easier for the disabled to live in. How? By pairing two people with complementary disabilities to make one sailor, or by using inventive technology to enable the more daring to sail alone. We talk with... [[Click the...

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Lifelong Service: AmeriCorps Alums' Amity Tripp

2008-05-14
Length: 20s

Today’s podcast features Amity Tripp, director of AmeriCorps Alums, a project of Hands On Network. AmeriCorps Alums connects and mobilizes the 400,000 alumni of AmeriCorps programs — national, community service opportunities for people to serve in organizations, agencies, and schools throughout the United States. Amity is the founder of the local Washington, DC,... [[Click...

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Going Loco: The Ubuntu Community

2008-04-17
Length: 15s

What's in a name?  When it comes to 'Ubuntu', a whole lot.  Ubuntu means "humanity to others" in some African cultures, but it's also the name of an computer operating system that is bringing people together, as well as a larger movement to change the way people interact with technology. In this episode, we speak with members of an Ubuntu...

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Career Guru: NYU Wagner School's David Schachter

2008-03-31
Length: 31s

In the latest Careers podcast we interview David Schachter, Assistant Dean for Career Services and Experiential Learning at The Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU. David manages Wagner’s career-related support of students and alumni. Originally trained as an actor, David has had more than fifteen years of non-profit staff and volunteer management... [[Click the title... [[Click...

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Two Fools. One Adventure. No Idea: Tuxedo Travels and CouchSurfing.com

2008-03-13
Length: 15s

In this latest Idealist Community episode we highlight two projects, Tuxedo Travels and CouchSurfing.com, that are making the world a little bit friendlier to live in. Heath Buck and Doug Campbell barely knew one another when they decided to set out on what they dubbed a "crazy adventure of the charitable kind."  For six months, the duo traveled...

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PolitiCorps: Shaping Leaders for the Politics of Tomorrow

2008-02-25
Length: 27s

This Idealist.org Public Service Careers interview is with Caitlyn Baggott and Emily Kintzer of the Bus Project and its political boot camp, PolitiCorps. The Bus Project has worked since 2001 to mobilize thousands of volunteers and activists around OR, to register new voters, engage new leaders, and inspire grassroots civic action. Its program PolitiCorps is a... [[Click the... [[Click the...

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Check Your Debt at the Door: Community Banking in the Bronx

2008-02-04
Length: 13s

In this Idealist Community episode, we explore what it means for a neighborhood to have an absence of banks—and what it takes for a few people to start one from scratch. This story tells the tale of Charlie Wilcox and Kelly Dillon, two entrepreneurs who noticed a need in a Bronx community and decided to do something about it. From starting with just an idea...

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Lara Galinsky of Echoing Green

2008-01-11

The Idealist Public Service Careers podcast features an interview with Lara Galinsky, Vice President of Strategy at Echoing Green. This year Echoing Green is celebrating its 20th anniversary of funding social change through identifying, investing and fostering visionary leaders and their new organizations. Through a two-year program, Echoing Green helps its network... [[Click... [[Click...

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New Year's Wishes from Future World Leaders

2007-12-21
Length: 8s

With the new year just around the corner, we thought we'd find out what people hope for the world and their communities in 2008. And who better to ask than future world leaders? In this episode, we hear wishes and dreams for the upcoming year from kids ages 3 to 13. We were inspired, moved and tickled by their honest ideas to make the world a better place—let's just... [[Click... [[Click...

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Pledgebank

2007-11-26

There are a lot of tools on the internet meant to help bring people and communities together across the world for good. But do any of these tools make a real impact? Can they be used to build trust between people despite the anonymity of the Internet? In this episode, we look at one such tool, Pledgebank, a project of the UK-based organization mySociety. The... [[Click the...

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Interns Outside the Box

2007-11-02
Length: 11s

When you hear about interns, you most likely think about someone being trapped in a boxy cubicle sending emails, fetching coffee for an angry manager or well connected kids kicking back their feet on the desk for a summer. However, we found some interns whose experiences went way beyond any of these preconceptions.   In this episode we talk with three...

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Update on Val's 1000 MIles

2007-11-01

Last month we posted an Idealist Community Podcast about Val Moran, the Australian grandmother aiming to walk 1000 miles in 1000 hours. Val, who lost a daughter to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) years ago, planned to raise money and awareness for the bereavement support organization SIDS and Kids through her walk. We got an email from Val's son Gary this... [[Click the title to...

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Katrina Mathis, AmeriCorps*NCCC

2007-10-22

The Idealist Public Service Careers Podcast features an interview with Katrina Mathis, the Recruitment Specialist with  AmeriCorps*NCCC. AmeriCorps*NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is one of three branches of AmeriCorps, the domestic Peace Corps. Since the fall of 2005 AmeriCorps*NCCC teams from all over the U.S. have all contributed to rebuilding the...

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Walkers Part 2, Val

2007-10-03
Length: 9s

In this two part episode we hear from two people who are connecting people, issues and organizations through the act of walking. More than just a leisurely stroll, they are raising awareness and money for important issues by walking an astonishing one thousand miles. On the other side of the world, we catch up with Val Moran who is walking 1000 miles for... [[Click the title to read...

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Walkers Part 1, Iain

2007-09-25
Length: 10s

In this two part episode we hear from two people who are connecting people, issues and organizations through the act of walking.   More than just a leisurely stroll, they are raising awareness and money for important issues by walking an astonishing one thousand miles. The idea to walk 1,000 miles came to Iain Purdie after listening to the early 1990's... [[Click the...

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Chris Asch, U.S. Public Service Academy

2007-09-07
Length: 23s

In the first Idealist Careers Podcast, our own Amy Potthast talks with Chris Asch, co-founder of the U.S. Public Service Academy. Recently featured in Time Magazine, Chris Asch discusses the mission of the USPSA-- the first national civilian university in the United States-- to develop and educate future leaders in public service. Many young people in the US... [[Click the... [[Click...

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The Chicago Startup Meeting

2007-08-21
Length: 14s

1. The Chicago Startup Meeting Welcome to the first Idealist podcast. This podcast is all about shining a spotlight on the people, organizations and groups on Idealist.org making connections in their community. In January, we sent an email to thousands of people who use Idealist around the world about our coordinated campaign of Idealist Start-up Meetings. The... [[Click...

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Technorati

2007-08-21

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Welcome to the Idealist.org Podcasts

2007-07-29
Length: 2s

Welcome to the Idealist.org Podcasts! This podcast is a project of the organization, Idealist.org, an online community of people turning their good intentions into action.  Our podcast comes in two flavors.  The first is the Community Podcast, which features stories about innovative ideas and people who are building better communities around the globe.... [[Click the...

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