Government & Nonprofits

Welcome to the Loeb Center Government and Nonprofits page. Here you will find a plethora of resources as you mull over or dive into the realm of social impact and public service work. 10% of the American workforce is employed in the non-profit sector, mostly small agencies with less than 100 employees and less than $100K annual budget, while federal, state, and local government jobs – including subcontractors – account for another 7% of the 150M Pre-Covid workforce. Importantly, embarking in a career in government and nonprofits fulfils the humanist need of service to society and oneself, the hallmark of a republic-democracy.

Explore Social Impact Careers.

Alumni Spotlight: Luke Murumba ’05


At an early age, Murumba’s refugee parents, who hailed from Uganda, instilled a reverence for civic impact that would later define much of Murumba’s journey in the civic impact field.

Murumba continued his pursuit of civic impact ventures outside …

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Summer Internship Recap & Advice From Chloe Metz ’23

Metz’s interest in criminal justice reform and civic impact began in the summer of 2021 when she interned for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Springfield, Massachusetts. During her stint at the office during the summer and fall, Metz “got to …

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Alumni Spotlight: Jay Nash ’73

Glee Club to the Peace Corps

Nash first discovered his passion for social justice during a summer trip to Africa in 1972. Hosted by the Amherst College Glee Club, the trip allowed him to gain exposure to various areas in …

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Career Resources

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Skill Building Courses

Delivering Bad News to a Customer

Myra Golden
Customer service is about providing the best experience to a customer—yet, a lot of the time customer service reps find…

Sustainability as an Innovation Opportunity

Leyla Acaroglu
Sustainability is quickly becoming a must-have in business—a technical skill set that employees, managers, and executives need to gain deeper…

Ethical Client Acquisition for Accountants: Strategies for Attracting Great Clients

ProDio Audio Learning Inc.
This audio course is for accounting professionals who want to improve their skills in engaging with clients or customers, including…

Learning Design for Sustainability

Scott Boylston
The world is facing a number of environmental, economic, and social challenges. Our future depends on sustainable solutions that improve…

Business Ethics

Bob McGannon
View Bob’s LinkedIn Newsletter Ethical behavior is critical to the success of your career and your company. But ethics are…

Ethics: Managing Real or Perceived Conflicts of Interest

ProDio Audio Learning Inc.
Conflicts of interest can cause serious harm when they are mishandled, yet as we take on more roles and opportunities,…

Michelle Kaufmann’s Platinum LEED Home Remodel: Start to Finish

Michelle Kaufmann
With home remodels, especially sustainable ones designed by architects like Michelle Kaufman, more square footage isn’t always the answer. Her…

Listening to Customers (2017)

Noah Fleming
Listening is one of the most singularly powerful tools anyone involved with customer service has in their arsenal. Yet, it’s…

Healthy Building Foundations

Keara Fanning
What is a healthy building? A healthy building can be seen as the next generation of green buildings. It includes…

Accounting Ethics: Managing Mis- and Disinformation through Professional Skepticism

ProDio Audio Learning Inc.
Decision making is one of the most important factors of your professional life, and it’s a process that starts with…

Copyright for Photographers: Rights and Releases

Carolyn E. Wright
The intersection of photography and law is a complex place. What are your rights as a photographer? Where and what…

Introduction to LEED Certification

Fulya Kocak Gin
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system evaluates buildings for their environmental performance and encourages the use…

Tech Ethics: Avoiding Unintended Consequences

Raina Kumra
Both users and creators of technology are starting to notice projects with a troubling lack of ethical considerations. News headlines…

34 Things to Know about Carbon and Climate

Seth Godin
The simple facts of climate change will surprise you. In this course, Seth Godin and a team of volunteer editors…

Understanding Intellectual Property

Dana Robinson
How are you protecting your work? Author and attorney Dana Robinson gives you a high-level overview of intellectual property (IP),…

Business Law for Managers

Jo-Ná Williams
Did you know that you have legal responsibilities as a manager? Even if you work with a corporation, you can…

Green Jobs for Sustainable Careers

Fulya Kocak Gin
Looking for a greener job? Why wait when the world is hiring? Climate change and sustainability are transforming today’s economy,…

Tech on the Go: Ethics in Web Development

Morten Rand-Hendriksen
View Morten’s LinkedIn Newsletter Ethics in web design isn’t just about avoiding risk and mitigating harm. Anyone involved with bringing…

Copyright for Photographers

Carolyn E. Wright
The intersection of photography and law is a complex place. At one of those crossroads lies copyright. Many photographers aren’t…

Introduction to LEED Credentialing

Fulya Kocak Gin
Earning a LEED credential signifies your deep understanding of sustainable design and construction. If you’re interested in earning a LEED…

Career & Exploration Guides


Rich André

  • Senior Policy Advisor for State and Local Initiatives American Immigration Council

Jesse Corradi

  • Managing Director of Africa U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

Jay Gilliam

  • Director of the Global Program Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

Jeremy Koo

  • Associate on the Distributed Energy Resources and Electrification team Cadmus Group

Scott MacMillan

  • Director of Learning and Innovation BRAC USA

Charles Myers

  • Founder and Chairman Signum Global Advisors

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