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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How to spend a billion dollars on charity

Whether it’s $1 or 1 Billion, how to plan your charity donations. Hint: focus on the impact.

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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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10 Tips for a Career in Corporate Social Responsibility

A career in corporate social responsibility (CSR) is considered the holy grail for many professionals. Whether you are looking to switch into CSR or start your career it can be incredibly daunting (and competitive). How do you break into break into the limited number of CSR roles if you’re coming …

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The insider’s guide to finding meaningful work and attracting top talent

In collaboration with the Social Innovation Generation team at MaRS, Bmeaningful is pleased to share a white paper on the ins and outs of impact careers. The Impact Economy: The Insider’s Guide To Finding Meaningful Work And Attracting Top Talent  explores the barriers that make it difficult for talented people to …

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Inside FlipGive

FlipGive is Canada’s first B Corp and a company with impact at its core. FlipGive is transforming grassroots fundraising and corporate giving. FlipGive helps people raise more money faster and provides the opportunity for brands to give back at the same time.

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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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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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Inside TerraCycle Canada

TerraCycle is on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste, reinventing garbage to become an input for good. TerraCycle works with partners to up-cycle waste that has traditionally been thought of us as un-recyclable (like cigarette butts), enabling TerraCycle to not only clean up the environment but profit from …

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Inside Operation Groundswell

Operation Groundswell (OG) creates custom educational trips for university students to “backpack with a purpose”. OG works with local NGOs on community requested projects- asking what they need- as opposed to assuming or requesting.  Their programs not only change the lives of the students participating, but also improves the communities …

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Toronto’s top free networking events for social impact professionals

Professionals interested in a social impact career have likely heard how important it is to network and build relationships when looking for a job. But don’t start your networking only after you’ve begun your job hunt. It may be tempting to put off reaching out to new contacts but the …

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Inside Summerhill: What it’s like to work there

Behind the Impact: It’s inspiring every time we go behind the scenes at an organization that does well by doing good. Especially where the culture allows people to be themselves, make an impact and have fun all at the same time. Summerhill is an energy efficiency and engagement company that designs …

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Inside Rise Asset Development

Behind the Impact: Throw your typical banker stereotypes out the window, and let us introduce you to the people and culture at Rise Asset Development (Rise).  Rise is a non-profit that provides micro loans and business support to people with mental health and addiction challenges. Rise is at the intersection …

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Inside Sustainalytics

BEHIND THE IMPACT: There’s more opportunity than you think to have a career that does well, by doing good. This week we go inside Sustainalytics- a research firm that supports responsible investing by reporting on environmental, social and governance factors- to show you what it’s like to work there. Sustainalytics …

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