We invite you to speak with a career counselor about how to best utilize the below resources to craft a strategic plan for your Non-Profit/Social Justice career exploration and job search.

Identifying Social Responsibility Organizations

  • Business for Social Responsibility (BSR): A global organization that helps member companies achieve success in ways that respect ethical values, people, communities and the environment. BSR promotes cross sector collaboration and contributes to global efforts to advance the field of corporate social responsibility.
  • Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES): A coalition of investment funds, environmental organizations, and public interest groups whose mission is to move businesses, capital, and markets to advance lasting prosperity by valuing the health of the planet and its people.
  • The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD): An alliance of 175 international companies united by a shared commitment to sustainable development via the three pillars of economic growth, ecological balance, and social progress.

Finding Jobs that Promote Social Responsibility

Columbia Programs

Student Organizations

External Volunteer Opportunities

Professional Associations


  • Make a Difference-America’s Guide to Volunteering and Community Service by Arthur I. Blaustein
  • 100 Jobs in Social Change by Harley Jebens
  • Jobs and Careers with Non-Profit Organizations by Ron and Caryl Krannich, Ph.D
  • Giving Back: Using Your Influence to Create Social Change by Merrill J. Oster & Mike Hamel
  • Giving from Your Heart : A Guide to Volunteering by Dr. Bob Rosenberg & Guy Lampard
  • The Halo Effect : How Volunteering Can Lead to a More Fulfilling Life — And A Better Career by John Reynolds & Gene Stone
  • How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas by David Bornstein
  • The Difference a Day Makes : 365 Ways to Change Your World in Just 24 Hours by Karen M. Jones
  • Making Money While Making a Difference: How to Profit with a Nonprofit Partner by Robin Simons
  • Corporate Social Responsibility : Doing the Most Good for Your Company and Your Cause by Philip Kotler and Nancy LeeArticles
  • “Corporate Philanthropy Often Betters Their Business Model” by Carol Hymowitz