The Intersection of Profit, Purpose and Talent. What It Means to Job Seekers Looking for Meaningful Work: Imagine Canada Study

The 2019 Corporate Community Investment Report by Imagine Canada – Profit, Purpose, and Talent: Trends and Motivations in Corporate Giving & Volunteering, was released on November 12th, 2019. It brings to light that high levels of community engagement lead to long-term business advantages. In today’s workforce, it’s increasingly important for …

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The new corporate “ask”: Is corporate philanthropy dead?

A recent post by Tawanda Chirenda, Imagine Canada’s manager of corporate engagement, posited the question: Is corporate philanthropy dead? Chirenda noted that there is an evolution in corporate giving which may make some nonprofits wary, especially due to the trend and growth of strategic corporate-nonprofit partnerships. In his recent post on Imagine’s Grantseeker …

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How living a sustainable lifestyle can lead to success in a socially sustainable career

When you picture the most successful people in the world, who do you envision? Think about what qualities they have that you admire; what are they? A majority of successful people embody qualities such as charisma, knowledge, dedication, and good instincts. However, in order for these influential people to reach …

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Five reasons why the nonprofit sector may be the perfect fit for you

Are you wanting more challenging and interesting work, accompanied with great colleagues, innovative environments and an organization that cares about social responsibility initiatives? Read on!

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Five qualities that make a candidate stand out to a CSR employer

Check out our insider tips on what you need to stand out from the crowd when it comes to applying for your job in the nonprofit and social impact sector!

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How you can grow in an impact career: two Right To Play employees share their stories

Right To Play employees share how they’ve grown rapidly in their impact career.

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The power of community – an interview with Ryan Collins-Swartz, Social Impact Manager

Ryan Collins-Swartz, Social Impact Manager at Tapestry Community Capital shares his career path and insights on the future of community bonds.

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How to pick between a job in nonprofit and corporate social responsibility

Insights to help figure out how to choose between a career in nonprofit, corporate social responsibility or both.

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Geoff Earle of CharityVillage on people not just profit

Six years ago, Geoff Earle was your typical successful corporate executive, climbing the typical corporate ladder. But Geoff is anything but typical. And when he got near the top, rather than keep going he switched ladders. Geoff is now the chief operating executive of CharityVillage, Canada’s most popular nonprofit job board. We talk …

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Marsha Doucette at WE on the unexpected nonprofit career path

A Director of National Partnerships at WE describes how her nonprofit career is personally rewarding everyday.

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Breaking into nonprofit work: What you need to know before getting into the nonprofit sector

Our guide is designed for people interested in breaking into the nonprofit sector- it’s everything you need to know about nonprofits but haven’t googled yet.

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Chris Baylis: Secrets of sponsorships

A career path story of starting a business, sponsorship secrets and tips for killing it on your first day of work.

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A Leadership Story. Meet Jennifer Jones, President at Toronto Public Library Foundation

As children we’re taught the tale about the tortoise and the hare. Jennifer Jones’ story reminds us of the moral of that tale: slow and steady still wins the race. Jennifer shares that it took her over a decade of living and working in various countries across different companies and industries to …

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How to volunteer your way to a career switch: Q&A with Rose Lipton, Director of Canada Programs, Right To Play

Rose Lipton had always wanted to be a teacher, but when she started teaching she found herself frustrated by the systemic challenges of the public school system and made the difficult decision to switch career paths. Taking a more active role on a community level, Rose started volunteering. Rose’s story …

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The first step to getting the impact job of your dreams

How to career plan in the impact economy including a practical (and fun) exercise to help you get the impact career of your dreams.

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Martin Barnard the CEO of Golf Canada Foundation

Martin Barnard works in the world of sport philanthropy – a place where you can blend your passion for sport, business and giving back. As the leader of a national foundation, Martin reminds us the power of having a vision and the importance of being flexible. As most of us who’ve worked in (or with) …

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3 Questions with TD’s incoming VP, Community Relations and Corporate Citizenship- Andrea Cohen Barrack

There’s a relatively new way of thinking about how to create long term social change. One that builds upon the traditional models of philanthropy and charity to a new paradigm where the private sector is directly involved in addressing social issues. It’s a place where the public, social and private sectors work together to co-create shared …

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Best CSR and social good conferences left in 2016

Conference Season is coming (and it may already be here). Here’s our list of the best CSR and Social Good conferences for the rest of 2016- including social finance and nonprofit events. Use up your professional development budgets on one of these events and don’t forget to share the list with your boss and …

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Lindsay Oughtred the Executive Director of Kids Up Front Toronto

If there is one thing typical of the many professionals we interview in the impact sector, it’s that no two careers paths are alike. Take Lindsay Oughtred, who taught high school for a decade before launching the Toronto chapter of Kids Up Front. Now she’s involved in every aspect of …

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Ada Tsang the Co-founder and VP HR of Endeavour Volunteer Consulting for Non-Profits

Have you ever considered working in the nonprofit sector but hesitate to make the transition because you’re unsure of what to expect in a sector driven by purpose? Take some of the uncertainty out of the process by volunteering and getting a firsthand look at what it’s like to work in a nonprofit. Consider joining Endeavour Consulting, …

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