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Corporate Philanthropy

Cleon Daskalakis - Keeper of Goals On and Off the Ice

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 05.01.2016 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Are you intrigued by people who announce their intentions to achieve wildly difficult dreams and then simply go out and accomplish them? Then strap yo...

7 Tips On How Nonprofits Can Attract Corporate Funding: Part Two

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.30.2016 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Fundraising is about creating connections and synergies that provide mutually-beneficial partnerships to otherwise disparate groups. It is about designing and sharing meaningful impact.

7 Tips On How Nonprofits Can Attract Corporate Funding: Part One

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Aside from having solid financials and noteworthy impact, these are some effective ways in which nonprofits can position themselves more competitively to receive funding.

4 Things Every Employee Needs to Be Happy

Ryan Scott | Posted 04.14.2016 | Impact
Ryan Scott

It's tough for some old-thinking leaders to embrace an employee-first mentality, which flies in the face of the traditional top-down mentality that puts employees at the bottom of the pyramid. But in this brave new world of fractured attention spans, hyper-competition and an influential Millennial voice, companies are well-served to recognize that strong brands start with a passionate workforce.

Hello, Millennial? It's Me, the Company Trying to Hire You

Ryan Scott | Posted 02.25.2016 | Impact
Ryan Scott

It's tough getting the attention of Millennials these days. The best of them are mesmerized by the Googles and Facebooks and dazzling upstarts of the world, and of course why wouldn't they be?

What Davos-Bashers Must do Before the Next Episode of Bashing

Shelly Batra | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Shelly Batra

Another Davos event has come and gone. The World Economic Forum surpassed itself this year at the 2016 Annual Summit. Now that the dust has settled a...

4 Ways Your Employees' Cell Phones Help Them Volunteer

Ryan Scott | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Pssst... did you know your employees are talking about you online? According to a Weber Shandwick study, 50 percent of employees post messages, pictur...

Technology and Millennials Are Driving Business Strategy and Social Change

FOMIN | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
FOMIN

Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen is acting chief of the Multilateral Investment Fund's Access to Markets and Skills Unit, with expertise in corporate engageme...

Humanity At a Crossroads As Technology Advances

Rebecca Lucore | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Rebecca Lucore

There is no denying that the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" is upon us. In fact, that is the theme in Davos at the upcoming 46th annual World Economic Forum. In these discussions, we have to remember that technology is a tool, not a person.

Addressing Poverty Through Digital and Financial Literacy

Ryan Scott | Posted 01.07.2016 | Impact
Ryan Scott

The Great Recession delivered a body blow to our country's financial equilibrium, and only after years of painfully slow recovery have housing prices begun to stabilize and the unemployment rate steadily fallen.

When Your Pro Bono Offer Is Turned Down

Ryan Scott | Posted 12.22.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Pro bono service has experienced such an explosion of popularity in the last few years that it's now the fastest-growing employee engagement program. But is skills-based volunteering one of those gifts that givers like to offer more than recipients want to accept?

Five Lessons Learned from AMD Cares Day of Service: A Global Day of Giving Back

Anne Fertitta | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Anne Fertitta

There are few things that bring people together like volunteering. Seeing the benefit it brings to the community and the individual is incredibly rew...

How We Can Take #GivingTuesday to the Next Level

Bryan de Lottinville | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Bryan de Lottinville

It's likely that you - or at least your Twitter feed - noticed that yesterday was #GivingTuesday. This effort first took place in 2012 as a global day...

The Rocket Fuel for Your Philanthropy is Technology

Ryan Scott | Posted 11.14.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

I'm often asked about the intersection of technology and corporate philanthropy. What are the innovations on the horizon, and how is technology evolving to meet the demands that employees have for giving back?

A Veterans Day Surprise: Companies Are Hiring the .04 Percent - and It Has Nothing to Do With Philanthropy

Ryan Scott | Posted 11.09.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

According to the Department of Defense, only .04 percent of Americans are active military personnel, a staggeringly small number to be shouldering the weight of our nation's security. These heroes deserve our full support with reintegration when they transition to civilian life, including the transition to employment.

#GivingTuesday Is the Best Gift You Can Give Your Company This Year

Ryan Scott | Posted 11.04.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

As Thanksgiving looms, company leaders across the world are building thanks to their communities through their year-end giving campaigns. For many businesses, this year's corporate philanthropy effort will reach its zenith on December 1st, also known as #GivingTuesday.

New Ways Startups Are Doing Good From the Start

Ryan Scott | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

While all the attention is on the unprecedented wealth within the Bay Area, the reality is that one in five residents live in poverty. Fortunately, the same entrepreneurial mentality endemic to the region has also ushered in brand new tools to address this growing income gap and other pressing social issues.

Millennials' Expectations Transform Employee Engagement: The New Corporate Philanthropy

Rebecca Lucore | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Rebecca Lucore

As baby boomers exit the workforce en masse, the race to attract the best and brightest millennials has employers across the country scratching their heads, re-thinking the tried and true recruitment and retention strategies they have relied on for decades.

Do Companies Have an Obligation to Help Syrian Refugees?

Ryan Scott | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Amidst a crisis of this nature, can corporate social responsibility make a difference? The answer is yes, but only to the degree that companies are willing to demonstrate leadership on the scale of the crisis.

Why Jack Dorsey Gave A Huge Portion Of Square To A Charity

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business

Jack Dorsey did something unusual last week. On Oct. 14, his financial services startup Square filed for an initial public offering, and Dorsey disclo...

Most Australian Think Tanks Keep Their Funding Secret, New Data Shows

Till Bruckner | Posted 10.07.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

Australian think tanks are among the least financially transparent in the world, according to data compiled by Transparify.

Impact Investing and Equity Pledges: The New Landscape of Corporate Responsibility

Ryan Scott | Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

When it comes to corporate philanthropy, this is more than just an exciting time. It's an historic one. The movement to reimagine the social purpose of business is accelerating at lightning speed, spinning off a renaissance of entrepreneurship that's exhilarating to behold.

How Hurricane Katrina Changed Corporate Social Responsibility Forever

Ryan Scott | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

One of the lessons of Katrina is that private companies have an important role to play in filling the gaps between the public sector and NGOs when it comes to disaster relief, and no company is too small to be a part of the solution..

What Corporate Philanthropy Can -- and Cannot -- Tell Us About Social Performance

Clara Miller | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
Clara Miller

In early August, I posted an excerpt from my annual letter as president of the Heron Foundation. In the letter, I discuss some of the things we think we learned by examining all the enterprises our endowment is invested in for social performance in 2014.

You're Not Watching the Best Game Sports Is Playing

Ryan Scott | Posted 08.03.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Engaging in community involvement programs is nothing new for celebrity athletes, teams, leagues and sports leaders. What feels fresh is the increased professionalization of sports philanthropy, as leaders in this field recognize more ambitious ways to serve their communities while forging new partnerships and shaping their brands on a global stage.