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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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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Inside Public Inc.

BEHIND THE IMPACT. We love helping to break the myth that you have to do business for profit and charity for good. You no longer have to feel like the only way to make a difference with your career is by volunteering. Going behind the scenes and showing you the culture …

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The new “Brain Drain”: 5 strategies for adapting to the reality of job hopping

One of the often cited differences in working attitudes between Millennials (Gen Y), Gen X and the Boomer generation is company loyalty. It’s not uncommon to hear of a Boomer who worked their entire career for a single company, but now job hopping is becoming the new norm for Millennials which is creating a different …

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Inside Dress for Success

BEHIND THE IMPACT. Bmeaningful goes inside the non-profit Dress for Success to give you an exclusive behind the scenes look that you won’t find anywhere else. 

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10 tips for landing a Social Finance job

Looking to have a career in social finance but wondering how to get that first social finance job? Are you interested in finance while also looking to solve some of the world’s biggest problems? Good.  10 Tips for Landing a Social Finance Job (these tips are compiled from our social finance …

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Top 10 tips for being highly productive at work

10 helpful tips on how to be productive at work, streamline and get more done.

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The Future of Hiring: How to Write a Job Description in 2014

Hiring in 2014 will be all about purpose and a paycheque. We all know the basic ingredients of how to write a good job description. Appropriate job title, clear position overview, list of key responsibilities, required skills and qualifications, and an inviting company overview that speaks to your company’s personality. …

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Inside ecojot

An inside look at ecojot. from Bmeaningful   EVER WONDER what it’s really like to work at a social enterprise? We bring you an exclusive behind the scenes look that you won’t find anywhere else.  In our first corporate profile we go inside the sustainable paper company, ecojot.       …

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Feeling stuck? How to approach making a career change

Guest Blog Post By: Jodi Lastman ‘Pivot’ has become the hot word in startup circles. YouTube did it, Flickr did it and we should be able to do it too. In short the message is that abruptly shifting in the face of obstacles is cool and easy. Those of us …

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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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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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Career switching? Top 3 resume must dos

Three things you need to keep in mind for your resume when you’re a career switcher.

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How to find meaningful jobs

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about the types of jobs we will post on Bmeaningful and why we’re different than LinkedIn or Workopolis. The types of jobs we post We specialize in jobs that have both a purpose and a paycheque (read: meaningful jobs that pay you normally …

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Where to Study Corporate Social Responsibility

Whether you’re interested in an MBA in corporate social responsibility, sustainability or just enhancing your CSR skills, there’s a program for that. In the last few years, corporate social responsibility has gone from being a nice-to-do to a must-do for businesses. And now, there’s more options for companies looking for specialized …

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Can You Make Money With A Meaningful Job?

The short answer is yes. Aside from volunteerism, you can make money and have a meaningful career. Meaningful jobs pay a salary, so the question is not whether you can make money doing good, but rather how much. We know there’s a perception that non-profits can’t compete with corporate salaries …

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