How to pick between a job in nonprofit and corporate social responsibility

Insights to help figure out how to choose between a career in nonprofit, corporate social responsibility or both.

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Seven social finance leaders share their secrets on how to get a job like theirs one day

How do you become a CEO? President or top leader in impact investing? We asked social finance leaders to share their best advice.

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Muska Ulhaq on starting small and taking risks

Muska shares her story, what she’s learned along the way and advice to others

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Rehana Nathoo: Impact Investing at the Case Foundation

Rehana talks about how and why she got into the profession, advice she has for others and a look to the future of impact investing.

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Philip Manzano the Community Affairs Manager at Microsoft Canada

Ever wonder how to get one of those rock star CSR jobs? It starts with a dedicated pursuit of your passion and followed by a commitment to achieving results. At least that’s how Philip Manzano, Microsoft’s Community Affairs Manager, was able to translate numerous volunteer and community engagement gigs into …

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Brittany Pepper the Senior Account Executive for Ontario Higher Education at Softchoice

Getting involved in your company’s CSR efforts can take different forms and it doesn’t always mean you’ll have ‘CSR’ in your job title. A positive trend we’re seeing in business is the integration of CSR efforts across all aspects of the company, with all employees having a hand (or at …

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Three truths about the challenges facing CSR professionals

Are you thinking that a career in CSR is for you? The positive impact you can have in a CSR job is a huge draw for the field, but like with any job, success isn’t easy or guaranteed. There’s always hurdles that must be overcome to make a CSR campaign …

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Jeremiah Brenner the Manager of Corporate Responsibility at LoyaltyOne

How do you get to become a Manager of Corporate Responsibility with a leading sustainability company? Persistence. That’s the career path and advice of Jeremiah Brenner, Manager of Corporate Responsibility with LoyaltyOne. Building his skills through different work experiences and a Master’s degree in the environment and sustainability, Jeremiah eventually found his …

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Klaudia Watts the Corporate Responsibility Manager at PwC

Those who are passionate about CSR tend to be very involved in the space. Take Klaudia Watts, Corporate Responsibility Manager at PwC, who’s built an impressive career in sustainability. Klaudia started her career in CSR as an “intrapreneur”, pioneering a CSR program where one never existed. She then leveraged the experience to take …

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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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Paulina Zelazny the Digital Marketing & Communications Manager at Toshiba of Canada Limited

What does it mean to work in CSR for a world leading technology company? It can mean drafting a press release for the launch of a new product, launching a marketing campaign or planning promotional activities for CSR programs. In many large corporations CSR responsibilities aren’t the exclusive focus of …

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Where are they now? An update on the careers of 3 impact professionals

Career paths in social impact are non-linear and non-traditional. The diversity of skills needed to work in the space naturally make purpose driven professional more versatile and that allows for a range of possible career paths. More traditional career progression (junior analyst to analyst to senior analyst etc.) is less common in social impact, and …

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Andrew Ripley the Co-Founder of PurposeMatch.com

One of the most challenging aspects of searching for a career with purpose it that there is no roadmap. Instead there’s options, trade-offs, decisions and a whole host of different paths to explore. Gone are the days where professionals settled in with a company out of college and then defined their career success …

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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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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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