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Free Statistical and Data Assistance from Statistics Without Borders

  Statistics Without Borders (SWB) can provide pro bono assistance to your non-profit organization on anything dealing with data analysis, surveys, or data science. SWB projects have included data visualization, planning surveys including questionnaire design, conducting surveys, workshops and staff training in statistics, and evaluating the success of organization programs. SWB has over 2,000...

The Right (and Wrong) Reasons to go to Grad School

There are two good reasons why someone might choose to pursue an advanced degree: You need the coursework/training/degree in order to advance in your chosen career path You are interested in making a career change and need to gain the appropriate training/education to make that shift There are also a number of ill-advised reasons why someone might choose to pursue an advanced degree: You can’t...

Should I Quit My Full-Time Job to Pursue a Career of Social Impact?

Two weeks ago, PCDN launched the Social Change Career Helping Line, the world’s first crowd & expert sourced helpline for careers in change. Over 400 people have joined the group, and we’ve had an amazing array of questions about the wonders and challenges of advancing a career in change. Please consider joining us in this journey. Today one of the toughest questions that many people...

Call for Papers-The Peace Journalist Magazine

Call for Papers—The Peace Journalist magazine The Peace Journalist magazine is seeking submissions for our October, 2017 edition. The Peace Journalist is a semi-annual publication (print and .pdf) of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, Missouri. The Peace Journalist is dedicated to disseminating news and information for and about teachers, students, and practitioners...

The 2017 Net Impact Conference Invites Attendees to Discover Their Path to Purpose

This is a featured partner post The 2017 Net Impact Conference will take place in Atlanta, GA, October 26-28 We all want to make a difference in the world, but turning good intentions into tangible impact can be challenging. Net Impact is here to help you expand your skill set and network to make the biggest impact throughout your career. We are announcing the exciting next step on your Path...

engageSimply, PartnersGlobal, and Alliance for Peacebuilding Launch Unite 4 Peace and Redefining Peace, Two Social Communities for Peace

The two social platforms will highlight different facets of peace and ensure that peace is an attainable, relatable goal in today’s complex world. engageSimply, a leading innovator of customer engagement solutions for brands and agencies, along with PartnersGlobal and Alliance for Peacebuilding, two non-profit leaders in global peacebuilding, have joined forces to launch Unite 4 Peace and Redefining...

How to Find an Internship in Change

This blog is part of PCDNetwork’s career in change 2017 series. Click here for information on all the activities, webinars, blogs and ways to participate. Many students and aspiring professionals are interested in finding appropriate internships or volunteer work in social change to help develop their skills and experience. There are a number of suggestions that could be helpful in the search for...

Peace & Security Report: August 11, 2017

You’re the President and CEO of your global life.  Be briefed like one: http://ipsinstitute.org/psr/psr-august-11-2017/

Thinking outside the box, how to navigate to a career of impact

Seeking to move to the social change & social impact space? Join in the discussion and share your questions, resources and wisdom in the Social Change Career Helping Line See an overview of some of the key lessons from this week’s discussions. Dear Colleagues It has been a little over a week since we launched our Social Change Career Helping Line, the world’s first crowd & expert...

Changing the World (or Not) as a Digital Nomad

Dear Colleagues We’ve gotten had many great questions raised in our Social Change Career Helping Line this week (and discussions, answers, ethical reflections). Please check us out, share with others and participate. One question that just came in is how can one find jobs that allow one to travel and work remotely of change?   We will be doing a full blog post or two about this on PCDN...

Making The Most of Your Internship

This blog is part of PCDNetwork’s career in change 2017 series. Click here for information on all the activities, webinars, blogs and ways to participate. By Bri Riggio, Career Advisor, Alumni Programs, School of International Service, American University Graduation season may have just happened, but for continuing students (and sometimes even recent grads), the start of summer often also means...

Build a Career of Impact: An Interactive Bootcamp, Help us get to SXSW

Dear Colleagues We have put together a #dream team (from our Career Advisory Board) to potentially run a workshop on Building a Career of Impact: An Interactive Bootcamp. SXSW is one of the key events in the world that convenes many diverse communities (tech, social impact, media, arts, business and more) in an amazing festival that takes over the city of Austin. PCDN has been fortunate to attend...

Call for Applications: Georg Arnhold Fellowship on Peace Education for a Research Stay in Germany 2018/2019

This is a sponsored post on PCDNetwork Eligibility: Scholars from the humanities, political and social sciences, education sciences or law; representatives of NGOs, IOs; and practitioners with advanced professional experience in the area of peace education Theme: Research on education for sustainable peace, focusing on educational media and curricula at the secondary school level in post-conflict...

Peace & Security Report: August 4, 2017

You’re the President and CEO of your global life.  Be briefed like one: http://ipsinstitute.org/psr/psr-8-04-17/ 

Hiring Interns: Perspective From The Employer Side

This blog is part of PCDNetwork’s career in change 2017 series. Click here for information on all the activities, webinars, blogs and ways to participate. By Dr. Catalina Rojas, Director of Innovation, PCDNetwork Welcome to August in the PCDN Career Series.  We chose August to be the month of internships because at least in Washington D.C. this is when you see most students, young professionals...

Senior Finance and Operations Officer, International Alert, London

Alert is looking for a Senior Programme Finance and Operations Officer (SPFOO) for the South and South Asia team and the Programme Advisory Unit, who will contribute to the effectiveness and implementation of the programme by supporting both managers to ensure sound financial, operational and administrative practices and management. The post holder ensures that the financial and administrative systems...

Navigating a World in Transition: Creating New Maps for Foreign Affairs — Join thought leaders in foreign affairs in this free online conference on September 12-13

This is a sponsored post on PCDNetwork As the year 2016 came to an end, the world began its transition into a new era. On the national front, we witnessed fear stoked by polarization driving a new agenda in U.S. politics. Abroad, both Russia’s influence on international politics and the Syrian crisis contributed greatly to destabilizing parts of the world. Some suggest that we are entering a new...

What is your biggest challenge in building a career of impact?

Our Social Change Career Helping Line (join us here Our Social Change Career Helping Line (please join us)  is off to an amazing start. We also did our first (non scientific) poll of our community today on the question  What is your biggest challenge in building a career of impact? We will be doing this periodically to get your input and get a sense of trends that we may address.  Here is a summary...

Venezuela has been kidnapped

I was talking the other day about how the cuban regime was behind everything is going on in Venezuela. I think the fact Maduro is Colombian and not Venezuelan makes it even worse, i dont really understand why the opposition leaders don’t talk about this facts, which for me as a law student who studied the constitution alot, constitutional law and legislation were my favorite subjetcs and so when...

Got Questions? Get Answers for Building a Career in Change

As we have announced, today PCDN launched the Social Change Career Helping Line. This idea has been germinating for a long time. Over the many years PCDN has helped to provide the resources, tools, connections and opportunities for individuals seeking to advance careers of purpose, we’ve encountered countless students and professionals around the world who aren’t sure where to go to find...
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