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Nonprofit Emaciation: Confessions of a Do-Gooder Who Starved an Organization to Death

(1) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 12:13 PM


My name is Kjerstin, and I used to run an international nonprofit organization. A pretty great one, at that: my organization, FORGE, helped more than 70,000 refugees in war-torn Africa recover from conflict and prepare for a peaceful and self-sufficient future....

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Skoll World Forum 2010: What a Difference a Year Makes

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2010 | 3:29 PM

Just one year ago, I giddily boarded a plane from San Francisco to London to attend my first-ever world-class conference: the 2009 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. At 25, having studied and admired the legends of the world's most decorated social entrepreneurs for half a decade, I could hardly...

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So You Left Your Heart in Africa

(1) Comments | Posted January 7, 2010 | 4:32 PM

"I just fell in love with Africa, and I can't wait to go back."

"I felt at home there, as if I had found a part of myself."

"There's something about Africa that completely enchanted me."

Over the course of thousands of interviews for field placements, these statements and sentiments...

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