Are You Losing Your CSR Talent to Social Enterprise?

by Kimberly Hendler
Dec 31, 2015 12:30 PM ET

In my 10 years of working in talent recruiting and development in the nonprofit and social enterprise sectors, I often find myself in conversations with private sector professionals looking for a change. The scenario is fairly predictable at this point: a successful business person comes home every night feeling that he or she is missing out on the opportunity to make a difference. These professionals usually are quite successful, but unhappy because they feel completely disconnected from some of the most pressing challenges of our time. 

Interestingly, I recently realized that it might take much less than a dramatic change to an entirely new sector to bridge this disconnect. 

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Kimberly Hendler consults with Impact Business Leaders on recruitment and revenue generation. Prior to her work with IBL, Kim has held leadership roles focused on talent development and strategy in NGO, foundation, social enterprise, and university settings. Kim has her MBA from Copenhagen Business School and currently lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. Email Kimberly at and follow IBL @ImpactBizLead.