Hi and welcome to CSRtist.com! My name is Melissa Schweyer and I’m a CSR ‘artist,’ blogger & writer who’s passionate about inspiring effective corporate good.
Unlike a conventional artist, I don’t really paint, take photography or create music, but I do develop thoughts, ideas and new ways of thinking about corporations and how they can make a positive impact on our world. I also draw inspiration from others’ concepts, opinions, designs and examples of effective and meaningful corporate social impact.
I’m a writer, people-person, intrapreneur and change-maker with 6 years of progressive work experience in the not-for-profit sector. Coupled with years of related volunteer experience, I’ve had the fortunate opportunity of working on several various projects and programs relating to migration, emergency response, international development, policy, sustainability, youth empowerment, affordable housing and local health care.
Currently employed as the Director of Marketing and Development at Habitat for Humanity Hamilton, I look after all-things relating to fundraising, event planning and marketing. On a typical day, you’ll find me working alongside corporate supporters and other key stakeholders, forging meaningful partnerships and advancing business with purpose.
And though social impact & CSR are my professional interests, that doesn’t stop me from pursuing a few other hobbies. In my spare time, you’ll most likely find me enjoying cheese and wine, planning my next adventure, reading or writing. I’m a hygge enthusiast, ice skater and yogi, who loves spontaneity, discovery and optimism.
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