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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Sending a connection request on LinkedIn? Make sure you don’t do this

LinkedIn is a powerful online professional networking resource and likely one of your most useful tools for managing your relationships and online career profile. Building up your network is one of the most important things a professional can do- not just when job searching but throughout one’s career. LinkedIn has done a tremendous …

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How to add meaning without a career change: a conversation with Jaime Stein

Jaime Stein (pictured left) represents a different kind of Purple Sheep- one who uses his skills for good without breaking away from the corporate herd. For those of us who want to make a difference but can’t find the right impact job just yet, or are not ready to leave …

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Robert Witchel the Executive Director of Jays Care Foundation

As Blue Jay Fever sweeps across Toronto, it’s only fitting that we can profile the Purple Sheep behind the charitable arm of Canada’s baseball team- Robert Witchel. From a successful career in the the private sector to experiences with the Sick Kids Foundation, Right To Play and now the Jays …

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3 obvious, yet often forgotten, tips for getting a social impact job

Finding the perfect social impact job takes hard work and persistence. Good career advice is sector, even company specific. Advice for getting a job at Google is very different than good advice for getting a job at TD or the United Way. But there’s some common tips that transcend all sectors and are …

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3 impact companies great for business grads

When you’re a Purple Sheep and business grad, you’re likely looking for a company where you can use your skills for good, make a difference with your career and earn a decent paychque. After all, you’ve just spent a good chunk of change on tuition and many hours developing your business …

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5 summer experiences working in Social Impact

Earlier this summer we launched Toronto’s Most Meaningful Summer Internships – an initiative to highlight careers in the impact sector. In its first year we showcased internships at organizations making important contributions to the impact sector and took you inside their organizations for a sneak peek at what it’s like to work there. …

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3 impact companies that support career growth

Considering the fact that 58% of Millennials cite career growth and professional development as their primary career goal they want to accomplish by the time they’re in their 30s or 40s, great companies are working hard on providing these types of opportunities.  There’s a great management quote we saw a few weeks ago where …

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3 leaders share the biggest opportunities in Social Impact

While no one can be certain what the future will hold, understanding the past and connecting the dots can help predict what may occur. This is important because succeeding in the future is about taking advantage of potential opportunities today. To help you in your career and do your job better, …

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Looking to change jobs? Then you need to be doing this

Whether you are looking for a promotion or trying to make a career switch, personal branding is something you must be doing. You may be thinking that branding is something only marketers do for products and companies, but that’s not true. Personal branding is not a new concept- from the …

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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 their 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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