What is a Changemaker?


Written by Miles Bilka
April 14, 2021 | 2 min. read

You’ve been seeing the word “Changemaker” a lot from us recently, but you might be asking yourself what does it really mean? Simply put, a changemaker is someone who has a desire to make a change. Have you set your mind on tackling problems in your local community?Then you’re a changemaker. Are you passionate about traveling overseas to help a cause you care deeply about? Then you’re a changemaker.

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We Have a Pit Bull Problem

Written by Susan Tomlinson Schmidt, CNP
March 30, 2021 | 2 min. read

When I was first getting into nonprofit work, I had a friend who thought I was a full-time volunteer. He was a corporate bank executive and didn’t understand what we do in the nonprofit sector. It’s 25 years later and I still see him on occasion. He always asks how my “volunteer gig” is going. How many of you have found yourself in a similar situation? Defending your career choice. Explaining that nonprofit staff do, in fact, get paid. But you can’t blame my friend or all the others in our society who don’t understand what we do.

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