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Corporate Philanthropy

Bloomberg Is Giving $42 Million To U.S. Cities To Solve Problems In Smartest Ways Possible

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact

Michael Bloomberg wants America to have smarter, problem-solving cities, and he's banking on data to make it happen. Bloomberg Philanthropies anno...

All Fun and Games: Welcome to Camp Philanthropy

Ryan Scott | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Assigning employee counselors is one part of the ideal camp experience. Next is getting the camp director -- your CEO and other leaders -- to perform in some campfire skits. In other words, you engage employees in your program through fun experiences that are visibly supported at all levels of your company.

Driving High-Impact Through More Strategic Partnerships

Steve Delfin | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Steve Delfin

As an organization that sits at the nexus of employer-charity interactions, America's Charities sees how both employers and charities are struggling with this new reality as evidenced by our 2014 Snapshot Report.

Every Company Should Copy How These 5 Corporations Give Back

Triple Pundit | Adam Weinger | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact

Some companies just get it. They understand that nonprofits are out there fighting to make the world a better place, so they institute corporate givin...

The Business Case for Private-Sector Involvement in Youth Mentoring

David B. Shapiro | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact
David B. Shapiro

The seemingly endless parade of grim statistics about the current and future prospects of the nation's youth serve as a constant reminder that the mentoring movement's efforts are more critical than ever before. For mentoring to scale, we must seek greater investments, constant innovation and improvement.

The Top U.S. Charity Donors Gave 28% More In 2014 Than They Did The Year Before

Associated Press | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact

The Chronicle of Philanthropy in Washington released its annual list Sunday of the top 50 American donors to nonprofit organizations in 2014. Here are...

For Best Volunteering Results, Add Skills

Ryan Scott | Posted 03.08.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

In case you haven't noticed, skills-based volunteering is fast becoming a popular way for companies and their employees to give back. So popular that it's the fastest growing trend in corporate employee engagement.

2015 Resolution: Thoughts on Saving the World

Ryan Scott | Posted 03.06.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

In an age of almost complete transparency, doing good is critical if you want to keep your license to do business. Consumers hesitate to buy from you, but worse, employees won't even apply to your company. How could they

These Were The 10 Biggest Gifts To Charity In 2014

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact

Sometimes the 1 percent can come up big. This year, the top 10 philanthropic gifts to American nonprofits totaled $3.3 billion, according to the Ch...

Doing Good Is Good for Business -- Corporate Social Responsibility in 2015

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 02.21.2015 | Business
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is no longer an obligation that corporations feel they need to take on, but has become central to the operations of many of the best companies today.

Santa Lives in Corporate America: Hasbro's Global Day of Joy

Ryan Scott | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

A day when Hasbro empowers all 5,100 of its employees in 33 countries around the world to combine their philanthropic spirit and engage in community service projects that help bring smiles to needy children this holiday season.

Where Does Corporate Giving to the Arts Go?

Lane Harwell | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
Lane Harwell

Recent studies by Americans for the Arts, Giving USA, and others have drawn welcome public attention to the role of corporate giving in the creative ecology -- some sounding alarms and others offering rays of hope.

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...

Give a Holiday Gift of Hope

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Are you looking for holiday gifts that have meaning and purpose? These days, we are blessed to have many socially and ecologically conscious companies to choose from when doing our shopping.

Charities Provide Ebola Aid Within Hours, While Governments Take Weeks

Washington Post | Ariana Eunjung Cha | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact

The U.S. emergency response team working on Ebola in Kemena, Sierra Leone, was stuck. The vehicle they had been using to transport patients, deliver o...

How to Maximize Your Charitable Impact This Holiday Season

Fair Trade USA | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Fair Trade USA

The holidays are upon us. As we stock up on gifts for loved ones, many of us are also thinking about donating to a cause -- whether by giving time or money.

Super Service Challenge Gamifies Giving for Businesses

Ryan Scott | Posted 01.02.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Just four years after launching, this national contest has spurred 800 companies to engage more than 94,600 employees into service for 1,100 charities, with more than $3 million awarded to winning nonprofits.

Report: Pro Bono Now Prevalent in All Areas of Philanthropy

Ryan Scott | Posted 12.20.2014 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Pro bono service has experienced an explosion of growth that is sweeping across Corporate America. As the fastest growing employee engagement program, pro bono service is now represented across every industry for the first time in the study of pro bono service.

Viral Fun Is The New Philanthropy 2.0

Forbes | Ryan Scott | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact

More than $100 million. That’s how much the ice bucket challenge has raised for ALS, courtesy of three million plus people. According to the ALS...

The Merger of Business & Philanthropy

Steven Crandell | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

An Open Letter to Bill Gates and Kevin Roberts Dear Bill and Kevin, The people of the world are ready for one of the biggest innovations eve...

Taking Skills-Based Volunteering Around the World

Ryan Scott | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
Ryan Scott

I'm always interested to see how companies are doubling down on their employee volunteering programs, and in the process reinventing the possibilities for what these programs can become.

Companies May Ignore Domestic Abuse Prevention Out Of Fear Of Being Viewed As 'Anti-Male'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.03.2014 | Impact

Domestic violence prevention programs aren't getting the support they need from corporate America because some companies may think the issue alienates...

Report: More Than 80% Of CGI Commitments Have Succeeded

Forbes | Tom Watson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact

Some fascinating news from the Clinton Global Initiative, currently in lockdown mode on 52nd Street this afternoon (the President’s visit is nigh). ...

The One Dangerous Thing Philanthropy Has In Common With Big Oil And Banks

Democracy Journal | Gara LaMarche | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact

Though this is not the way I would usually describe my career, one way of looking at it is that I spent my first 20 working years trying to raise mone...

There's a New Sheriff in Town: Your Employees

Ryan Scott | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Not interested in spending an eternity to see your engagement levels improve? Then get employees who "get it" to lasso in the laggards and steer them along an easy path to involvement.