After interviewing more than 100 impact professionals, the best advice they have share these themes.

Insights from our interviews could changes how you think about your impact career. Opportunities for having a social impact career are on the rise, but as the number of jobs increase and the sector grows, so does the level of competition. The difference between those who succeed and those who don’t lies in their actions. …

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Online courses for corporate social responsibility

Looking to enhance your social impact and corporate social responsibility (CSR) knowledge skill set without leaving the comfort of your own home or desk? Want to show employers that you care about staying up to date and learning? Then you may want to consider signing up for a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) or other online …

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getting the impact job of dreams

The first step to getting the impact job of your dreams

Back to the Future. Not only is it a classic movie, it is a helpful maxim to consider when thinking about your career. Back to the future means thinking about goals for your future self and then working backwards to figure out how to achieve those goals. In other words, planning for the future is …

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CharityVillage and TalentEgg acquire Bmeaningful

Toronto, ON. (May 9, 2017). CharityVillage, the largest and most popular job board in Canada’s nonprofit sector and TalentEgg, Canada’s leading job board and online resource for students and new grads announce Bmeaningful, Canada’s leading social impact career site has joined their family of online companies. Together, the family of …

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Martin Barnard. CEO. 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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CSR Hashtags You Should Be Using

If you’re not already using hashtags, it’s time to start. Hashtags can seem overwhelming at first, but when used properly, they help you find meaningful and relevant content. A hashtag is the hash symbol (#) followed by a keyword, phrase or acronym, and is usually found throughout or at the end of a message …

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When having purpose is not enough: a cautionary tale about leadership in mission driven organizations.

I’ve started listening to podcasts at the gym- recently alternating from Tim Ferris, Fresh Air and Freakonomics. Yesterday I decided to listen to the Freakonomics program because they were featuring a conversation with Miki Agrawal- CEO of Thinx– a social purpose company. I was so inspired by her interview. She shared her story …

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Statistics every social impact professional needs to have

Whether you are building a business case, preparing a presentation for your boss or working on a proposal to a potential partner, it’s important to have the statistics to back up your work. We’ve curated the latest data from research studies and reports to share with you key statistics covering employee …

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Can’t Miss 2017 Conferences for Purpose Driven Professionals

We’re back for another year with our list of can’t miss 2017 conferences. We’re looking forward to another year with many conferences that provide opportunities for professional development, career exploration, and developing new partnerships. So whether you’re in the job market, looking to grow your network or just keeping up to date …

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5 quick career development must-reads to make your 2017 the best one yet

Love them or hate them, new years resolutions do one thing really well, they give us pause to reflect on the year ahead. If it takes the turning of a new year to have us step off the treadmill of life, if only for a moment, and to give thought to what …

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5 CSR Trends for 2017

As one of the most newsworthy years comes to a close, we take a step back to reflect and ponder what’s to come. The social impact sector continues to be an exciting area that is growing around the world. Here are 5 trends and opportunities to look for and capitalize …

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You could be looking for your new impact job all wrong.

When you’re looking for a new job do you search your skill set and see what comes up? Or maybe you scroll through open listings and see what job titles appeal to you? Likely, it’s some sort of combination of the two because that’s how most job sites work. Companies are …

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37 Search Term Ideas for Jobs with Impact

Perhaps now more than ever, it’s critical that we stay committed to using our skills for good (and maybe even encouraging others to join us). Some may feel the system is broken, our problems too large or maybe just that it feels pointless. But as Leonard Cohen poetically said “there’s a crack in …

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Stop waiting for the right time and do this instead.

When you’re in school there’s a time for everything. There’s class time, homework time, break time, lunch time. Beyond your day being scheduled, there’s a time to apply for university/graduate school, grants etc. For many of us over-educated professionals, we are used to being in school and being told when …

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7 little things you can easily do to make your week more meaningful

While there’s no quick fix to having a meaningful life, there are some easy things you can start doing to make your days more meaningful. Whether you do one a day or all of them in a day, by continually practicing these habits you will notice a change. Here’s 7 …

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8 Things Every CSR Professional Will Relate To

8 classic CSR stereotypes and feelings related to working in corporate social responsibility and sustainability that we can all relate to: 1. The look you get when you tell someone you work in CSR CSR? Customer Service…? Oh Corporate Social Responsibility. Source  2. How you feel when people in the …

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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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10 Inspiring Quotes That Will Help You Get Through The Realization That Summer Is Almost Over

No matter how much we love the Fall, the thought that Summer is almost over can be slightly depressing. September is often thought of as an unofficial start of a new year for many- especially for those going back to school. But no matter how long we’ve been in the workforce and out …

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Where To Study CSR in Ontario – 2016 Update

With September on the horizon its a time when many are getting ready to return to the classroom. For those interested in social impact, going back to school can mean taking targeted studies in CSR. Most if not all Universities will offer some courses in CSR, others go further and have …

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