The Case Foundation and Achieve recently published a study that supports the idea that many of us in the volunteer industry have thought all along: giving back to meaningful causes is important to millennials.
Cotopaxi donates a minimum 10 percent of its profit to one of its partner nonprofit organizations to create a sustainable impact in the community those organizations serve. Smith's company goes one step further by showing potential and returning customers where that donation is going.
Rather than simply handing out glasses, we worked to train individuals in developing countries to conduct vision screenings, educate their neighbors about the importance of eye care, and sell high-quality, low-cost glasses to their communities.
Brand loyalty is a commodity; making customers feel valued is an integral part of doing business in the new economy (in most economies, really) -- particularly when it is always possible to find competitive prices on the Internet.
Eight years later, Maggie is the legal guardian of forty-four children. Through grassroots fundraising -- and the money she earned from babysitting back home -- Maggie built the Kopila Valley Children's Home and School,
We can't let these better choices make us complacent. We can't use that better buy to justify the rack of sweatshop-sourced products in our closet. Every product has a story, and it's up to us to choose which story we want to live on.
If there's any gloomy note in the findings for the third quarter, it's the outlook for new fiction in the e-book single marketplace. There appears to be very little appetite from consumers for short fiction from unknown or relatively unknown authors.
Wearable technologies bring up a plethora of new ways of breaching etiquette, allowing technology to come in between us (physically or metaphorically) and changing the way we interact. So there is valid reason for wearable anxiety.