Community Resources

Many impact organizations offer job and volunteer opportunities for students at all levels. Below are a number of the most established of these organizations.

Career Resources

 
Net Impact Job Board

Resource for job seekers looking to build careers with positive social and environmental impact, connecting students and professionals with job and internship opportunities in mission-driven businesses and social enterprises

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Idealist

A nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting people who want to do good with similar others, tools, resources and with opportunities around the world

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The Bridgespan Group

The consulting firm maintains a job board for mission-driven organizations and nonprofits

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Wharton Social Impact Job Board

The Wharton School of Management’s curated list of social impact jobs

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Charity Village

Canada’s largest database of jobs in the nonprofit sector

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy Job Search

News source for nonprofit leaders, fund raisers, grant makers and other professionals in philanthropic enterprise

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DotOrgJobs

Nonprofit job board published by onPhilanthropy

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Give to Get Jobs

For-profit jobs that give back

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Social Enterprise Alliance Job Board

Social enterprise job board maintained by the Social Enterprise Alliance

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OneWorld Global Jobs

International Development Jobs with NGOs, charities

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Triple Pundit Job Board

New-media company for the business community that raises awareness about people, planet and profit

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BSR Listing of Jobs in CSR

Business for Social Responsibility maintains a database of CSR jobs at member companies

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Opportunity Knocks

Career site focused on job opportunities at nonprofit organizations and social enterprises

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DevNetJobs.org

Jobs and consulting opportunities in international development

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Common Good Careers

National search firm for jobs in the nonprofit sector

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Social Good Jobs

Job site for careers at nonprofit organizations, social enterprises and foundations

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Next Billion Job Listing

Professional, internship, fellowship and volunteer opportunities for the enterprise through development community

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Just Means

Powered by 3BL Media, this site posts jobs and news related to CSR and sustainability

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Escape the City

International job site for careers that make a difference, mostly focused on jobs in the UK

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Echoing Green

Social impact jobs listed on a monthly basis on the Echoing Green blog

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Public Service Careers

Widely used website for finding jobs, career advice and information on degrees in public service and public affairs

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LetLuce

A curated social impact weekly job digest for Los Angeles

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Global Impact Investing Network

Jobs from members of the GIIN Investor’s Council and other impact investing leaders

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Social Impact Exchange

An index of top nonprofits creating social impact

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Green Dream Jobs

Maintained by Sustainable Business, this website lists jobs in renewable and clean energy, green building and environmental sustainability

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More Than Money Careers

Lists jobs in sustainability, impact investing, CSR, international development and social enterprise (requires a school membership and login)

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B Corporation Job Board

Jobs at companies that are part of the Certified B Corporation community

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Acre

Jobs related to CSR/Sustainability, Energy/Carbon, Environment and Health and Safety

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GreenBiz

Green jobs and sustainability careers

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Social Impact Blogs

 
Poverty reduction at its core

Social Impact Books

 
New capitalism must look different than old capitalism

Conscious Capitalism – by John Mackey (co-founder and current co-CEO of Whole Foods Market)

Just Capital – by Paul Tudor Jones (American businessman who founded Tudor Investment Corporation, a private asset management company and hedge fund)

Shared value capitalism – by Michael Porter (founder of FSG consulting, known for Porter’s Five Forces strategy model for industry analysis)

Inclusive Capitalism – by Lynn Forester de Rothschild

Compassionate Capitalism: How Corporations Can Make Doing Good an Integral Part of Doing Well – by Marc Benioff (founder and CEO of Salesforce.com)

Peers Inc: How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism – by Robin Chase (co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar)

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate - by Naomi Klein (social activist, filmmaker and author)

Changing the World Through Social Entrepreneurship

Do the KIND Thing: Think Boundlessly, Work Purposefully, Live Passionately – by Daniel Lubetzky (founder and CEO of KIND snacks)

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose – by Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos)

Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries – by Peter Sims (entrepreneur and author)

How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas – by David Bornstein (New York Times journalist and author)

Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World – by Beverly Schwartz (behavioral scientist, author and VP of Global Marketing for Ashoka: Innovators for the Public)

In Their Own Hands: How Savings Groups are Revolutionizing Development – by Jeffrey Ashe and Kyla Jagger Neilan

Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least – by Jessica Jackley (co-founder of KIVA.org)

The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator – Ken Banks (founder of kiwanja.net and creator of FrontlineSMS)

Profit and Purpose: How Social Innovation is Transforming Business for Good – by Kyle Westaway

Investing in and Measuring Social Impact

Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A guide for nonprofits, companies and impact investors – by Marc Epstein (professor Rice, Stanford, INSEAD)

The Impact Investor – by Cathy Clark, Jed Emerson & Ben Thornley

The Power of Impact Investing: Putting Markets to Work for Profit and Global Good – by Judith Rodin & Margot Brandenburg

Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference – by Antony Bugg-Levine & Jed Emerson

Careers that Make a Difference

Compassionate Careers – Jeffrey Pryor and Alexandra Mitchell

Misfit Economy – Alexa Clay and Kyra Maya Phillips

The evolution of a corporate idealist – Christine Bader

Be Bold: Create a career with impact – by Cheryl L. Dorsey & Lara Galinsky (Echoing Green)

Making a Life, Making a Living: Reclaiming Your Purpose and Passion in Business and in Life – by Mark Albion

Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money and Community in a Changing World – by Dev Aujla & Billy Parish

Passion at Work: How to Find Work You Love and Live the Time of Your Life – by Lawler Kang & Mark Albion

Collaboration and Design Thinking for Social Change

Connecting to Change the World: Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact – by Peter Plastrik, Madeleine Taylor & John Cleveland

Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success – by Shane Snow (entrepreneur and journalist)

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses – by Eric Ries

101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization – by Vijay Kumar

Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organization and Inspires Innovation – by Tim Brown

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Impact Investing / Innovative Finance

Case Foundation – A Short Guide to Impact Investing

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Global Impact Investing Network Knowledge Center

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Pacific Community Ventures - Impact Investing 101

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Invest With Values – The Investor’s Gateway to Positive Change

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The US Small Business Administration – Impact Investment Fund

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Calvert Foundation

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World Economic Forum

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US National Advisory Board on Impact Investing

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MaRS Center for Impact Investing

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RSF Social Finance

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Acumen

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Philanthropy and Foundations

Chronicle of Philanthropy Resources and Tools

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The Bridgespan Group Philanthropy Resource Library

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Foundation Center Tools and Resources

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National Philanthropic Trust – Philanthropic Dictionary

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Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers

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Council on Foundations

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America’s Charities – Charitable Giving Resource Center

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Southern California Grantmakers

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Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability/Supply chain

Net Impact – Corporate Impact: The Big Picture

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Environmental Defense Fund – Case Studies in Sustainable
Supply Chains

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UN Global Compact – Sustainable Supply Chains: Resources and Practices

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Triple Pundit

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Business for Social Responsibility

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CSRwire – The Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire

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SustainAbility

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Global Reporting Initiative

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Corporate Knights - The Magazine for Clean Capitalism

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Sustainable Brands – The Bridge to Better Brands

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Good Guide – Safe, healthy, green and ethical product reviews

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Social Entrepreneurship

Skoll Foundation - What is Social Entrepreneurship?

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Social Enterprise Toolbelt

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Social Enterprise Alliance

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Stanford Social Entrepreneur Roadmap

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Social Enterprise UK

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Ashoka Innovators for the Public

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Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneur.com – Social Entrepreneurs

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MaRS - Social enterprise business models

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Startups LA – Social Entrepreneurship

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http://socialearth.org/

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A Toolkit for Developing a Social Purpose Business Plan

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Collaboration and Design Thinking for Social ChangeNonprofit Management

Center for Nonprofit Management

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Blue Avocado

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Nonprofit Quarterly

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Nonprofit Good Practice Guide

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Board Source

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Nonprofit Times

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National Council of Nonprofits

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McNight Foundation Nonprofit Toolkit

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Nonprofit Resource Center

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Social Innovation and Design Thinking

Stanford Social Innovation Review

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Stanford Center for Social Innovation

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https://www.ideo.org/

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Frog Design

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Acumen Design Kit: The Course for Human-Centered Design

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General Assembly: Design Thinking for Social Innovation

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Social Venture Partners – Los Angeles

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McKinsey on Society

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Center for Social Innovation NYC

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Impact Hub

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Civic Innovation Lab Los Angeles

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