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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This 1 skill, says an ex Google & Apple exec, can turn you into a great leader

Earlier this year, Kim Scott, an ex Google & Apple exec and currently an advisor at companies like Dropbox, Qualtrics, & Twitter, gave a talk at Strata + Hadoop World on how to be a better boss through the use of what she calls Radical Candor, the goal of which is to …

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Three truths about the challenges facing CSR professionals

Are you thinking that a career in CSR is for you? The positive impact you can have in a CSR job is a huge draw for the field, but like with any job, success isn’t easy or guaranteed. There’s always hurdles that must be overcome to make a CSR campaign …

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Celebrating Canada Day. How are you getting ready to be meaningful for Canada’s biggest birthday bash?

This Friday, on July 1st, Canada will turn 149. It was in 1867 that Canada became a country, which started with four founding provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec. Over the next 132 years the remaining 9 provinces would join the nation. Next year, in 2017, Canada will …

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How do you add impact to your day job? Skills-based volunteering

Skills-based volunteering is quickly becoming a favored way for professionals to use their skills for good and generate positive impact. No longer does the daily grind need to feel so grinding. Participating in skills-based volunteering is a great way to feel good while doing good. Not only that, but it also offers an …

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The recruitment revolution: Why promoting culture matters

The demographic tidal wave we’ve been waiting for has arrived. Millennials now outnumber Boomers in the workplace. That means a company’s next hire is likely a Millennial, and HR is taking notice. There’s a growing focus within recruitment to learn what it takes to grab the attention of a generation …

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Top 5 jobs for the sustainability professional

If last week’s Earth Day got you in the mood to take your professional skills in a more sustainable direction, you’re not alone. Fortunately, gone are the days when you needed an environmental science degree for a job that helps the planet. Sustainable oriented careers can range from consulting to …

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The top 4 ways to make a meaningful job

Whatever happened to the “typical work day”? Almost without exception the socially conscious professionals we interview tell us they don’t have a typical day. Not only that, but they go on to explain how relieved they are to not have a typical day. We think that’s interesting, that meaningful work means …

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The 3 reasons you need to be on twitter now

Depending on who you ask social media is described as a fun way to pass the time all the way to an amazing networking tool. Professionally, everyone knows they “have to be on LinkedIn” but is that the only media stream that matters? One of our favourite social media platforms for purpose driven professionals is twitter. When …

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Can’t Miss 2016 Conferences for Purpose Driven Professionals

2016 stands to be another great year for meaningful work. How do we know this? In part because of the growing number of impressive conferences in the space. Conferences provide opportunities for professional development, career exploration, and creating new partnerships. There’s no shortage of networking events, inspiration from leading edge …

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Career advising for impact driven talent

I believe that we need more top talent working on the world’s biggest problems (that means you). I want to help you do that. I will help you clarify your interests, determine a plan for your search and acquire the knowledge to help reach your goals.

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Update: Where are they now with Fatima Crerar

Fatima Crerar Past: Director of Projects at Public Inc. Current: Director of Social Impact at ecobee  

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How to use CSR buzz words in the right context

Every industry and sector has terminology that only the true insiders know about. I remember when I started my first nonprofit job after business school, I was so confused by the lexicon of the nonprofit sector including terms like  “theory of change” and “capacity building” that the puzzled look on …

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5 social impact trends for 2016

The social impact sector will be an exciting field to be a part of in 2016. What started as a small niche has grown steadily and we anticipate that this movement towards meaningful work will continue to thrive in 2016. Whether you are looking to excel in your career, impress your boss or …

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3 hard truths to know before working in nonprofit

Many professionals want to work in the nonprofit sector and while it can be an incredibly rewarding experience, there are some important realities you should know about before taking your first nonprofit job. Whether you are just graduating, in the middle or twilight of your corporate career or somewhere in between, …

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