Mike Bartlett

Mike Bartlett. Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility, MLSE & Executive Director, MLSE Foundation

There’s nothing more satisfying than landing your dream job and loving what you do everyday. And Mike Bartlett, Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility, MLSE & Executive Director at the MLSE Foundation has done just that. Mike’s job is the perfect example of a career that combines passion, business and philanthropy and demonstrates that you can …

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Susan Heaney. Director, Marketing, Communications & Development. The Sustainability Consortium

Career switcher, Susan Heaney, shares advice and her story about switching from the corporate sector to nonprofit. From a decades long corporate career at Avon to the Director of Marketing, Communications and Development at the Sustainability Consortium, Susan Heaney transitioned almost seamlessly from the corporate world to the nonprofit sector. For …

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The top social impact conferences and 4 reasons employees need to attend

Conferences can sometimes feel like a drag, a day away from work, speaking with strangers and bad conference food. And with social impact organizations being money conscious, it’s not uncommon for conferences to get de-prioritized in the budget. Not spending on conferences may save you money in the short term …

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Careers in fundraising: 5 options to consider

A career in the nonprofit sector is full of options, from working in communications and fundraising to finance and program management. As the primary source of income for nonprofits and charities are donations, careers in fundraising (aka development) are a great career option, as you’ll always be in demand and an asset to your organization. …

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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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The CSR dictionary: A beginner’s guide

If you’re looking to get a job in CSR it’s important you’re able to speak the language of sustainability. If you want to walk the walk, you need to talk the talk. Here’s a beginner’s guide to the terms you may overhear around the proverbial corporate social responsibility water cooler.

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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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A secret to career switching

Most recruiters won’t tell you all the things you need to do to switch into a social impact job. Beyond the traditional advice of networking and informational interviews – there’s one super important secret for career switching that is rarely discussed.

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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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Rachel Birenbaum. Senior Manager, HR and Operations. Sustainalytics

Do you ever worry that the next hire on your team won’t fit in with the culture? It’s easy to take for granted working with great, like-minded people and if you’re anything like us, you believe that ‘the people make the place’. Rachel Birenbaum and the rest of the team’s work on …

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Aria Finger. COO, DoSomething.org and President, TMI

Aria Finger was on a mission to prove her college classmates wrong- that working at a not-for-profit could be efficient, effective and world-changing. As Chief Operating Officer of DoSomething.org– a not-for-profit that empowers millions of people to take action around causes they care about- she does just that. And we couldn’t be …

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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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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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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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Shari Austin

Shari Austin. VP of Corporate Citizenship and Executive Director of the RBC Foundation. RBC

Experts in CSR Series: For Bmeaningful, Shari Austin has the ideal job leading the Corporate Citizenship initiative at RBC. Many professionals dream of leading a corporate social responsibility program, especially for one of the most recognizable companies in Canada. We are thrilled to be able to share the career story of RBC’s …

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6 career options you never knew existed

Discover alternative, corporate career options in the emerging social impact space:

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13 Tips To Finding A Social Innovation Job

Looking for a social innovation job? No matter how you define social innovation, we got the latest tips and guidelines for finding a career in this growing sector.  We’ve curated feedback from different social innovation insiders to bring you this list. 1. DON’T JUDGE A JOB BY ITS TITLE. Social …

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Want to Ace Your Next Meaningful Job Interview- Do This 2 Minute Trick.

Harvard Prof Amy Cuddy shares one simple trick that can help increase your chances of acing your next interview – all you need is two minutes and possibly a bathroom. Before you stop reading, let me explain.

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The secret trick to getting an interview is coffee

Meeting for coffee isn’t just for first dates anymore. A 30 minute coffee chat can help land you a coveted interview. How? It’s estimated that 80% of jobs are gotten through some form of networking. I used to think that all you needed was a great cover letter and a strong …

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