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Corporate Giving

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?!

www.slate.com | 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?"

Report: Megabanks Give Charity At 'Mediocre' Levels

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact

The philanthropic practices of the United States' four megabanks are "mediocre" at best, an independent watchdog has concluded. A report released ...

Show, Tell and Involve: Fundraising Fundamentals for a New Era of Philanthropy

Gary Laermer | Posted 03.05.2013 | Impact
Gary Laermer

As corporate social responsibility has become more strategic and aligned with business objectives, companies are directing dollars toward causes that directly impact their businesses, such as health, education and the environment.

Sustainable Giving -- Leveraging Assets for Good and Maintaining the Good Year-Round

Patty Huber Morrissey | Posted 03.02.2013 | Impact
Patty Huber Morrissey

When the benefits flow in just one direction, charitable giving is difficult to maintain. Unless you begin to let your giving work just as hard for you.

Apple Donates $2.5 Million To Red Cross Sandy Relief

Posted 11.09.2012 | Impact

It’s perhaps one of the most striking signs that Apple is running under new leadership. The company announced on Thursday that it’s donating $2.5 ...

Hurricane Sandy: 5 Tips for Business Donors

Gerald McSwiggan | Posted 12.30.2012 | Business
Gerald McSwiggan

While the Eastern Seaboard starts to assess the impact and needs that follow in Sandy's wake, your company might also be thinking about the storm -- such as how you might choose to assist with response efforts.

SLIDESHOW: Companies That Gave Most Cash To Charity In 2011

Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact

These days, most companies claim to also be in the business of giving. But which corporations really put their money where their mouths are? Donati...

Corporate Social Responsibility and Pro Bono Work -- It's Not Just for Big Business

Thenera Bailey | Posted 09.08.2012 | Impact
Thenera Bailey

With the Fortune 500 taking on this challenge, small- and medium-sized corporations can sit back, cheer from the sidelines, and leave the heavy lifting to those with more to give, right? Wrong!

Time To Step Up: Corporate Charity Accounted For Only 5% Of Giving In 2011

Paul Clolery | Posted 08.20.2012 | Impact
Paul Clolery

For all of the ribbons on products, the commercials about doing good and the banners of support at walks and special events, American corporations finished dead last in giving back.

Individual Acts Result in Impressive Impact -- Giving Back One Community at a Time

Cecilia Carter | Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact
Cecilia Carter

For me, it's important to recognize that it's not just about giving; it's about listening to the needs of the community when it comes to identifying how to help.

How Big Business Can Help Small Nonprofits Survive Tough Times

Drew Madsen | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Drew Madsen

Seven-in-eight nonprofits report they face increased demand for services this year, but 57 percent say they only have enough cash at one time to sustain their own operations for three months or less.

Monday Morning Motivation

Angela Perkey | Posted 05.21.2012 | Impact
Angela Perkey

Have you ever felt less than motivated to go to work? For the vast majority of us, the answer is a resounding yes.

Causecast Makes It Easy for Companies to Give Back

Auren Kaplan | Posted 04.03.2012 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

Just as consumers have come to expect brands to support causes, employees now expect their companies to engage them in serious and meaningful ways around the causes they care about.