Informational Interview 101

This is a guest post by Trista Harris.  It was originally published on her blog, New Voices of Philanthropy, on August 18, 2012. This week I had the opportunity talk to some high school students about building their brand (What’s up Cookie Cart kids!) and one of them asked me afterwards “what is an informational interview?”. That is a great question and one that many adults are often too embarrassed to ask. So I’ll pretend that I’m answering the question for the high schoolers and mid-career professionals can pretend like they are reading this post to brush up on something that they already know everything about and are doing consistently to advance in their career. Deal? So what is an … Continue reading Informational Interview 101

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Engaging Diverse Stakeholders in Coalitions

This is a guest post by Galen Ellis, MPH, principal of El-Askari Consulting.  It was originally posted on her blog. Following are key principles to keep in mind when building diverse coalitions: Excerpted from a blog my colleague, Laurin Mayeno, and I recently published on Laurin’s website 1. Be clear about what you hope to achieve by engaging diverse stakeholders. Some of the reasons for including diverse communities may be to: · Gain support and increase the impact and reach of the coalition · Learn from diverse perspectives on the issues the coalition is set up to address · Strengthen the voices of diverse communities in the community or policy change · Build mutually beneficial relationships that can be sustained … Continue reading Engaging Diverse Stakeholders in Coalitions

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