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Corporate Giving

Can Corporate Leaders Be Good Citizens?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The owner of the Chobani yogurt company, Hamdi Ulukaya, made news last week when he announced that he will give his 2,000 employees a 10 percent ownership share when the company is sold. The average stake will be worth $150,000. Several of America's largest corporations also made news by canceling events in North Carolina, to protest that state's discriminatory new laws against transgender people. Is there a larger trend here? Are some corporations becoming allies of progressive reform -- or does it just look that way because most of the corporate elite and the Republican Party are now so far to the right?

The New Competitive Advantage

Daryl Brewster | Posted 12.18.2015 | Impact
Daryl Brewster

As 2015 comes to a close, it will be remembered for global triumphs and heartbreaking losses. The push and pull of a variety of worldwide forces prese...

The Season of Giving and Giving Back

Daryl Brewster | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
Daryl Brewster

Looking ahead to 2016, we at CECP see an even more vital role for business in the process of developing solutions to meet the challenges of our time and committing the resources needed to affect the mutually desired positive change.

Toms Shoes Is Investing In Companies That Actually Care About The World

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- Toms Shoes is now a social-impact investor. The apparel brand, which pioneered a controversial business model that blends profit and phila...

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...

Yet Another Reason to Love Coffee

Molly Reynolds | Posted 10.14.2015 | Impact
Molly Reynolds

You don't have to be a genius scientist to know that coffee improves human relations. Personally, I can't function until I've had at least two cups -- and talking to some folks before they've had theirs can put you in mortal danger!

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..

How Millennials Are Disrupting The Art of Donating

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 07.28.2016 | Impact
Lauren DeLisa

Remember when kids ran through the streets Halloween nights with "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" boxes in tow alongside plastic pumpkin carriers full of fun size snickers and red apples?

U.S. Giving Roars Back...But for One Sector It's More Like a Meow

Ryan Scott | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Giving USA recently released its report on philanthropy for 2014 and the news is encouraging; giving has increased five years in a row.

Group Shows How Much Better World Would Be If Fortune 500 Donated Just 1% Of Revenues

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact

One group wants more businesses digging deeper into their pockets for charitable causes, and it believes they'll make more money in the long run by do...

The Next Big (Small) Thing for #TheStitch...

Matt Pipkin | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

While sharing about BLVR's investment in us, I shared my personal story of being sexually abused by a family friend when I was six, keeping it secret until after graduating college, and about the heavy toll it took on my life.

Forget Zombies, Get Ready for the Goodpocalypse

Joe Waters | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Joe Waters

Millennials, social business and media and mobile are converging to create a golden age of good. Here's how nonprofits can thrive in a world turned ri...

New Workplace: Giving Back Is Part of My Job

Crystal Chen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Crystal Chen

When I started working I stopped volunteering. I didn't have the time. I didn't make it a priority. I found the number of organizations available to volunteer at in NYC overwhelming to sift through and commit to.

A Win-Win for Job Creation

Francine LeFrak | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Francine LeFrak

We meet in person to provide training to hand-bead jewelry. We connect with these women as friends and mentors -- we help them rekindle their creativity, reinforce their life skills, and nurture their confidence.

Business Support for the Arts

Lane Harwell | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

It is not coincidental that New York is a business and cultural capital; business and the arts are one. Arts and culture improve livability, drive tourism and economic development and make the city desirable for businesses and their employees.

Let's Stop Pretending We Can Shop for a Good Cause

Clovis Thorn | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Clovis Thorn

Giving Tuesday is a worthy response to the craven consumerism of the last few days and serves as a reminder that charity is an essential part of Christmas and other holiday celebrations. But I'm already seeing a disturbing trend.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - "50 STATES FOR GOOD" Announces Those Organizations Doing the Most Good

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Today, I am pleased to share that Tom's of Maine has done more than pay simple "lip service" to giving back. For the fourth year, Tom's of Maine has directly engaged with the nonprofit sector in its annual "50 States For Good" contest.

McDonald's Lesson to Companies: Charity, Impact Better Be on the Menu

Joe Waters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Joe Waters

McDonald's spends nearly a billion dollars a year on advertising. They should trade some of the visibility they get from traditional ads for the favorability that cause marketing offers. Those golden arches need a bigger halo.

Show Me the Data -- A STEM Ed Funder's Perspective

Douglas Haller | Posted 10.12.2013 | Technology
Douglas Haller

Corporations, foundations, and states will continue to feel pressure to fund STEM education, taking up the slack, as federal efforts remain unclear and sequestration in effect.

Why Are The Most Profitable Companies So Stingy?! | Posted 08.08.2013 | Impact

A few weeks ago, I chaperoned my son’s preschool field trip to the Maryland Science Center. As we entered the lobby, the kids were drawn to the arti...

Major Company Donates Efficiency, Instead Of Money, To Charities

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact

Instead of handing over a big fat check, Toyota decided to share its expertise with a New York food bank to help the nonprofit serve more people, more...

Walmart No Longer Most Charitable Big U.S. Company: Report

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact

Though giving is still far below pre-recession levels, charity from the big business sector rose last year -- but not by much. The Chronicle of P...

Corporate Funders: Would You Kindly Allow Me to Take a Tiny Bite of The Hand That Feeds Me?

Margery Leveen Sher | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Margery Leveen Sher

Companies: in your efforts to reach out to the non-profit community, you may not realize that there are some problems abrewin'.

Coming to Your Office Soon: A Makeover for Workplace Giving

Steve Delfin | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Steve Delfin

If you have ever been part of a rousing ceremony to encourage participation in a workplace giving program, stand by -- the traditional way of raising funds on the job for worthy non-profits is about to change if it hasn't already.

Is Doing Good "Good Enough?" Unleashing the Power of Self-Interest in Philanthropy

Josh Baron | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Josh Baron

To take advantage of the unprecedented opportunities for philanthropy to make a difference in society, we have to encourage people to think more consciously and creatively about: "What's in this for me?"