3 ways to get a csr job without quitting day job

3 Ways to Get a CSR Job Without Quitting Your Day Job

Whether you are looking for your next job or simply not ready to leave your current one, there are ways to make your current job more impactful. The act of creating change from inside your company is also known as intrapraneurship and could be one of the most powerful ways to …

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3 Leaders Share: Best Advice for Finding Meaningful Work

Finding meaningful work is a very personal experience and journey. Whether it’s working for a nonprofit, corporate foundation or a social good organization, meaningful work is all around. From high level advice on building your career to practical tips on your cover letter, three of our impact insiders and leaders in their …

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Toronto's Most Meaningful Summer Internships

Toronto’s Most Meaningful Summer Internships

Toronto’s Most Meaningful Summer Internships is an initiative to highlight careers in the social impact sector. We want to encourage the next generation entering the workforce to pursue careers with a purpose and a paycheque. In its first year, we showcase six internships at organizations making important contributions to the …

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Meet The Interns

Meet the interns from Toronto’s Most Meaningful Internships: Grand Challenges Canada Name: Amna Manzoor School: Schulich School of Business, York University Major/Program: Bachelors in Business Administration, Honors Job Title: Investment Summer Student at Grand Challenges Canada Briefly explain why you applied to this internship? As an individual, I am driven …

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How to Spend a Billion Dollars on Charity

More than 20 years ago the Barenaked Ladies released ‘If I had a Million Dollars’, describing how they’d spend their fortune- including buying a house, furniture, cars, fur coat, exotic pet, fancy ketchup, art, and even your love. In 2010, 40 of the richest billionaires decided rather than spending all on …

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3 Nonprofit Insiders Share: Biggest Opportunities for their Sector

No matter where you are in your career journey, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest trends. After all, today’s trends are tomorrow’s reality. This is especially important when thinking about future development and growth opportunities- not only for yourself professionally, but also for your organization. Whether you …

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5 Surprising Facts About CSR Jobs

If you’re looking for a corporate social responsibility (CSR)  job, you already know that every company has a different approach to CSR. This variety makes it challenging to know what companies need and how to position yourself for success. And if you’re looking to switch into CSR, you may be wondering what …

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Millennials Don’t Want Charity Jobs- We Want Impact.

The Millennials are here; in fact, we now outnumber Boomers in the workplace.We’ve been called everything from selfish and narcissistic, to lazy and entitled. As we shake off the (mis)perceptions people will realize that we’re a generation that wants to make a difference. In fact, meaningful work is an imperative for our generation. …

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Top 10 Most Popular Posts in 2014

A year in review shows the most popular social impact posts of the year- featuring interviews with experts, insider information and behind the scenes content.

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Purpose is the new ping pong: the business case for CSR

I got into a friendly debate with a manufacturing business owner about the need for corporate social responsibility (CSR) this past weekend. Our discussion went something like this: Old School Business Man: “I don’t believe in CSR, the purpose of my business is to maximize profits and treat my employees …

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5 Rookie Mistakes That Career Switchers Make

As a career switcher into social impact, your primary goal is to get across why you above everyone else applying are the best person for the job. You may have the right skill set and bring a wealth of experience from a different sector, but still find it challenging to …

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Why You Should Start Thinking About The End Of Your Career Now.

Three reasons why it’s important to start thinking about the end of your career now.

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A Day in the Life of 3 Corporate Social Responsibility Executives

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) means something different at every company. And as most professionals in the field know, CSR is a term that covers a range of activities. To some businesses, CSR can refer to their sustainability efforts, their investment in community events, their employee volunteerism and or the management of …

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The 5 Myths of Nonprofit Jobs

Non profit jobs are both challenging and rewarding. If you’re like us, you may have some preconceived notions about what it’s like to work in the non profit sector. We spoke with non profit insiders to help set the record straight as we demystify 5 common myths.

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Bmeaningful Social Media Contest Rules- Companies and Causes Conference

OFFICIAL BMEANINGFUL SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST RULES   NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF CANADA, EXCLUDING QUEBEC, WHO ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY. By entering this contest, (the “Contest”) …

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Confessions of a Purple Sheep: 3 Pieces of Career Advice

Finding your dream social impact job takes hard work and persistence. Good career advice is sector, even job specific. Advice for getting a job at Google is very different than good advice for getting a job at the RBC Foundation or the United Way. We’ve gone through our Purple Sheep interviews …

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The Single Biggest Improvement You Can Make To Your Job Description Has Nothing To Do With The Job.

Most job descriptions follow a similar format: job title, position overview, a list of key responsibilities, required skills and qualifications, and a company overview. Not surprisingly, every job description is primarily position centric and the company overview often gets lost or under-emphasized. Not giving the workplace environment its proper due …

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Confessions of a Purple Sheep: How 10 Social Impact Professionals Got Their Jobs

Do you ever wonder how people get their jobs? How important your resume or networking really are? We share the secrets of how Purple Sheep- corporate dreamers who use their skills for good-  got their jobs. What you find out may surprise you (6x over). 

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How to Train for Your Career Like an Olympic Athlete

From a very young age, Olympic athletes train for competition and have their hopes set on gold. Their training may be intense, but the process to achieving their dreams is not limited to athletes. Here are three ways to start training for your career like an Olympic athlete. Plan your career …

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The Top 10 Social Impact Conferences to Attend This Year

For professionals interested in social impact careers it can be challenging to meet and network with like-minded people. That’s not surprising in a sector that’s still very early in its development. Yet, we continue to hear how important it is to network and build relationships when looking for your next …

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