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January 05, 2016
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Advice for Bridging Generational Divides at Nonprofits

M. Scott Brauer for The Chronicle

Maria Vertkin, who started the nonprofit Found in Translation, encountered skepticism — and sometimes outright resistance — from people who didn’t take her seriously because she was young.

Maria Vertkin couldn’t figure out why the meeting hadn’t started. Then, one of the people across the table from her looked at the clock and said, OK, we’re just waiting for your executive director.

"I took it in stride and said, 'Actually...

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