Ryan Steinbach

Skills and Experiences that Stand Out in Social Enterprise

Social enterprises are battling a talent gap. All over the world, these organizations struggle to find the talent they need to achieve their social and economic objectives. Experienced professionals with in-demand skills are highly sought after in the social enterprise space.

But what are the skills and experiences that social . . .

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October 01, 2015

Switching In: The Right Mindset for Landing a Role in Social Enterprise

Some professionals are ready to make the switch into a social enterprise career. Even before you discuss their skills and experiences, you can tell they have the right mindset.

At Impact Business Leaders (IBL), I get to work with these professionals every day. Sometimes this mindset comes out in their application, but it certainly . . .

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September 17, 2015

Switching In

How experienced professionals are switching into social enterprise

When you're starting your career, is it better to prioritize professional development or personal passion?

The answer to that question is going to be a little different for all of us, but I've pretty consistently argued the latter on this blog. As you may have picked up, I believe we are driven by a mission. When we make this . . .

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September 04, 2015

Breaking In: How Social Enterprise Professionals Rate Their Jobs

Mitch took a moment to consider the last question in our discussion.

Over two separate conversations we talked about his experience landing his role as an associate consultant at The Bridgespan Group, the specifics of that role and lessons learned along the way. Now I asked him to sum it all up.

On a scale from one to ten, . . .

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August 27, 2015

Breaking In: Next steps in Social Enterprise Careers

“I don't know. The simple answer is just I don't know.”

That was Sonaly’s immediate response when I asked her what she’d like to be doing in three years if she could do anything.

Her current role as a Program Associate at Results for Development is the perfect place for her to figure that out though. She’s gaining . . .

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August 25, 2015

Breaking In: 25 lessons learned from professionals in Social Enterprise

Sid is focused on the bigger picture of social enterprise.

As a Special Projects Lead & Chief-of-Staff for an impact investor at the Calvert Funds, he’s working on growing the social enterprise space through impact investing and other innovative approaches.

This work shows him the importance of having the right people . . .

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August 20, 2015

Breaking In: What It's like to Work in Social Enterprise

There really are never two days that look the same for Nima.

As an Operations Manager at Success Academy Charter Schools he could be managing the budget, planning events and field trips, interacting with parents, launching new technology initiatives, collecting data for government reporting, or boosting school aesthetics. For Nima, . . .

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August 18, 2015


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