11 Tips for a Career in Social Impact

Top 11 Tips for a Career in Social Impact Career paths in the social economy are not linear anymore so there’s no pre-defined path for success. Zig zagging paths create opportunities for some and challenges for others to find and get a job with social impact. Since social innovators are always thinking about doing things not …

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How I found my first job in corporate social responsibility after graduation 

Our mission here at Bmeaningful is to help you find and get a job with impact. So, there’s nothing we love more than hearing about it when you do (and even more when Bmeaningful helps)! We heard from Anureet Kaur, who graduated from the University of Toronto’s Masters of Sustainability Management Program. …

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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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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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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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The essential reading list for social purpose professionals: 7 leaders to follow

It’s no surprise that I’ve always been inspired by the social purpose movement, after all I’m one of the co-founders of Bmeaningful. While I was working as a marketing manager at a nonprofit, it was important for me to stay up to date with the latest news and trends in the sector. Through …

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Two things you can do everyday to drastically improve your chances of getting promoted

Do you have a passion for social good but feel that you need to be in a higher position to be a change maker? Have you been in the same job for a while and are feeling frustrated that you can’t seem to move up? Or maybe you’ve been day dreaming …

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The most important work meeting? A high level meeting with yourself

When asked about the secret to his success Albert Einstein was quoted as saying: “Although I have a regular work schedule, I take time to go for long walks on the beach so that I can listen to what is going on inside my head. If my work isn’t going …

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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 quotes for finding meaningful work

Are you looking for meaningful work but wondering where to start? The impact professionals we’ve interviewed have been there, and they’ve come out the other side with a job, a purpose, and a paycheque. Wondering how they did it? We’ve compiled the top 5 quotes from our interviews on advice …

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5 CSR departments you didn’t know existed and how to apply

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) isn’t a nice to have anymore, it’s now an expectation that organizations consider their place in the world. The role of business is quite different than it was even a decade ago. A quick search of most corporate websites will now turn up a CSR page. …

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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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Looking for a summer job with purpose? Try pitching your own under Canada’s summer jobs program

This week most university and college classrooms go quiet as students take time off for reading week. It’s also the time when students start dusting off their resumes and gearing up for their summer job search. Balancing school with a job search can feel like a daunting task, especially when today’s young professionals …

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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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Best resources for purpose driven professionals

Being a super star leader, employee and colleague requires a combination of factors including continuous learning. I’ve compiled my go-to list for being in the know – from what you should be reading to who you should be following and everything in between. Get Smarter: Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) …

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8 tips to get a nonprofit job

A career in nonprofit can be an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience. Many are willing to forego a higher salary in order to work on a mission and a sense of purpose. Whether you are looking to switch into a career in nonprofit from the corporate sector, looking for a new …

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Don’t forget to do these three things before the end of an internship

Dare we say it, is summer coming to a close? With the Toronto Exhibition on, and Labour Day weekend just around the corner, all signs point to yes. Another sure fire sign that summer is on its way out is the end of summer internships. This week many young professionals will …

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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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