Advocacy & Social Impact

Careers in advocacy and social impact focus on creating positive social change and making a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and communities in need.


Pictured above: Isaac Simms-Foster ’21 interns at Tacoma Urban League.

Your Guide to Crafting a Nonprofit Cover Letter

If you’re applying to multiple jobs in the social-impact sector, you may be tempted to use the same cover letter in all of your applications, even when the organizations have different focus areas. While it can seem like this tactic …

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How To Make It as a Freelancer in the Social-Impact Sector

Making the decision to work as a freelancer in the social-impact sector involves plenty of research and planning. Whether you’re just starting your career journey, switching sectors, or considering a side-gig, freelancing takes commitment and dedication.

That said, lending your …

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(Re)Introducing the Nonprofit Salary Explorer | Your Go-To Compensation Tool

Equity, negotiation, counter-offers, wage gaps, cost-of-living … the list goes on! Considering the breadth of topics and frequently asked questions that fall within the “salaries” category, it seems like it’s always a good time to discuss compensation. 

And here at …

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Career Resources

Alumni Connections

  • Director of Advising and Student Success School Of Pharmacy University Of Washington
Meet Caitlin >
  • Family Resource Coordinator HopeSparks
Meet Kate >
  • Collections Assistant Gilcrease Museum
Meet Ellica >
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Organizational Equity Manager Washington State Department of Ecology
Meet Hannah >
  • Khulna, Bangladesh
  • International Director Speak Up for the Poor
Meet Troy >
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator Navitus Health Solutions
Meet Kahli >
  • Plymouth, MN
  • Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Postdoctoral Fellow CentraCare
Meet Andrew >
  • Leeuwarden, Netherlands
  • Technical Support Specialist WPP Open Dynamic Content
Meet Marissa >

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