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The Impact Economy, Enlightened by Data

Jim Gibbons | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Impact investing is becoming mainstream, inspiring classes at top business schools like Wharton and Harvard this fall. Social impact investments conne...

Branding for Social Good

Jim Gibbons | Posted 09.12.2016 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

With the opening of Alaska's first Goodwill® store in March 2016, Goodwill is now officially in all 50 states. It has been really exciting to watch ...


Jim Gibbons | Posted 08.30.2016 | Education
Jim Gibbons

I remember the spring of my senior year at Purdue University vividly. It was a time of great fear and desperation. I interviewed with 50 companies and...

Goodwill Can Help You Jumpstart Your Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Most people know Goodwill as the community place to bring used clothing and wares to be sold in stores and online. What you may not know is that Goodw...

The Business of Good: How a Local Donation Campaign Became a $200 Million CSR Success Story

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

"Corporate Social Responsibility" -- or CSR -- has become a trendy term over the past few years, with companies large and small putting aside resource...

Successful Veterans Reintegration Starts With Holistic Services and Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Though Veterans Day comes just once a year, we should remember to thank and support our veterans all year long. At Goodwill, we encourage you to let the veterans in your life know that we stand ready to help them address their career needs.

Goodwill is Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Did you know that approximately one in every six Americans is Hispanic? The 2010 U.S. Census counted the nation's Hispanic population at 50.5 million ...

A Call to Arms: Helping Female Veterans Find Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Two years ago, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden called on Goodwill and others to support our military veterans by participating in the Joining Forces campaign. Goodwill rose to that call.

Goodwill Minimum Wage Loophole Will Shock You

John Hrabe | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
John Hrabe

A majority of Goodwill entities in the United States pay people with disabilities less than the federal minimum wage, while these same Goodwills simultaneously spend tens of millions of dollars per year on executive compensation and travel-related expenses.

On Earth Day, Don't Forget to Think Small

Jim Gibbons | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Ys, on Earth Day and throughout Earth Week, we should all think big and call on our leaders in Washington and in statehouses to make a serious commitment to meaningful environmental leadership. But we cannot let the big be the enemy of the small.

Remembering Dr. King Through Service

Jim Gibbons | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

This Saturday, as part of the inaugural events, thousands of Americans will fill the National Mall for the Service Summit,where attendees can find opportunities to volunteer with organizations both during the national day of service on Monday, and throughout the year.

The Fight Against Unemployment

Jim Gibbons | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

As the holiday season kicks into full gear and our economy continues to swing upwards, let's be sure to remember that every American deserves the chance to reach self-sustainability through the power of work.

Goodwill's Charity Racket: CEOs Earn Top-Dollar, Workers Paid Less Than Minimum Wage

John Hrabe | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
John Hrabe

An American multi-national corporation, which accepts millions of dollars in government funds, pays its top executives more than half a million dollars per year in total compensation, while simultaneously paying some of its employees less than the federal minimum wage.

Jobs Beyond The Battlefield: Employing Those Who Have Served

Jim Gibbons | Posted 10.12.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Nearly one in three Americans who have fought to defend our freedoms cannot find a job after their service is complete. This is unacceptable. Regardless of political affiliation, all Americans can agree that the men and women who serve our country deserve every chance to succeed once they return home.

Innovation Is Needed to Match Workers With Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

With 12.5 million people out of work and 3.5 million jobs open, we should certainly be doing everything possible to help employers and workers. Fortunately, there are plenty of innovators out there coming up with new ways to help.

A Complete Guide To Donating Electronics

Jim Gibbons | Posted 03.10.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Throughout the holiday season, the Consumer Electronics Association reminded us that electronics -- especially tablets, laptops and TVs -- were the mo...

Serving Others Makes America Great

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.09.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

In honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Goodwills across the country who are involved in the AmeriCorps program will participate in a national pledge of service in remembrance of September 11.

Thrifting in My Backyard: Grand Opening and a Grand Old Time

Jim Gibbons | Posted 10.12.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

My family and I had the opportunity to attend the most recent Goodwill store opening in our area this past Saturday. This new, exciting thrifting oppo...

It All Adds Up

Jim Gibbons | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Two billion pounds of used goods that aren't clogging up landfills have helped put 2.4 million people on the path toward self-sufficiency. That's what the Donate Movement is all about.

Philanthropists of Tomorrow Start With the Work We Do With Our Kids Today

Jim Gibbons | Posted 09.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

From toddler through teenager, encouraging regular charitable giving is a great way to instill awareness of a greater good. Kids get tremendous satisfaction in being able to say they helped someone.

Thrifting Is Good

Jim Gibbons | Posted 08.20.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Purchasing items from thrift and second-hand stores keeps those items from landfills, lessening waste in our communities. In Goodwill's case, this equates to more than 2 billion pounds of goods from landfills each year.

Triple Impact: How Corporations, Consumers and Nonprofits Can Work Together to Make a Difference

Jim Gibbons | Posted 07.19.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

We all seek to make a difference, but when corporations, consumers and nonprofits work together, our impact triples.

All the Single Mothers: Winning the Future With Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

If single mothers do not receive the tools that they need to provide financially for their families, we certainly cannot expect their children to grow up and meet the demands of a globalized economy.

Restocking Your Job Toolkit -- The Key to a New Job?

Jim Gibbons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Canadian statistics report that the youth unemployment rate has reached 13.6 percent and that the Canadian economy is not creating enough jobs to acco...

Goodwill Supports Investing In An Education

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Gibbons

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. One of the reasons I like it so much is because of football season. I used to play football before I sta...