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Corporate Philanthropy

"Just Like You": Finding Inspiration With Amy Williams, President of Citizens of Humanity

Teddy Wayne | Posted 12.03.2012 | Impact
Teddy Wayne

"The success (however that's defined) will come in time... but is secondary to doing what you love. And all of them see themselves as a part of the greater creative community -- there seems to be a real respect among this level of achiever for the people who have influenced them."

3 Ways to Be the Non-Profit Companies Love Giving to

Ryan Scott | Posted 11.05.2012 | Impact
Ryan Scott

When you get the word out about how a company's volunteer and giving program helped your organization, you demonstrate a savvy gratitude that encourages future corporate partners to work with you.

Products With a Purpose

The Morningside Post | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
The Morningside Post

While the entrepreneurs behind these socially conscious start-ups have tapped into consumer demands to play donor, they also raise questions about whether applying the profit motive can achieve positive and sustainable developmental ends.

BriteSol Introduces Revolutionary Sustainable LED Lighting and a Business Model for a Brighter Future

Jerry Cope | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business
Jerry Cope

This week in Las Vegas a local company, BriteSol, unveiled the Holy Grail of lighting technology. BriteSol has developed breakthrough LED lighting tec...

Educating Through Service

Alex Wirth | Posted 10.03.2012 | Education
Alex Wirth

This weekend, I along with 29 other young people will give away five million dollars. Our goal: to help solve our nation's education problem by integrating service into the school curriculum.

The 3 C's of Successful Non-Profit Relationships

Ryan Scott | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Like any healthy coupling, the recipe to a happy, long-term business relationship between a non-profit organization and its corporate volunteers and donors is commitment, communication and compromise, with a large dose of appreciation sprinkled on top.

The Hottest Trend in Giving Back

Ryan Scott | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Now that businesses are increasingly engaging their employees through corporate philanthropy, what's the next step in competing for talent? How are companies going to up the ante?

How to Avoid Volunteer Heartbreak

Ryan Scott | Posted 09.09.2012 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Some factors are beyond your control -- the motivation of the volunteers, for example, or their willingness to receive instruction. But if you're a non-profit leader, there are three key measures you can take to give your corporate volunteers the greatest chance of success.

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!

The Cynic's Guide to Company Volunteering

Ryan Scott | Posted 08.27.2012 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Corporate volunteerism isn't just for the already convinced hardcore believers. A truly effective volunteer program must be interesting enough to win over the most hardened cynic in the workplace. If self-interest is the initial motivation, so be it. It likely won't be for long.

The Changing Landscape of Philanthropy: Skills-Based Volunteering

Women & Co | Posted 08.12.2012 | Impact
Women & Co

By Lauren Coulston, Integration Manager, Women & Co. In today's economic climate, corporations are leveraging limited resources while nonprofits are...

8 Takeaways From the CECP Corporate Philanthropy Summit

Susan McPherson | Posted 08.08.2012 | Impact
Susan McPherson

A contagious energy surged through the Time Warner Center as participants discussed how we can work together to do good more effectively. Below are eight of my top takeaways from the two-day event.

NYC Corporate Philanthropy Summit: What Attendants Were Buzzing About

Posted 06.06.2012 | Impact

Bringing together business professionals invested in social good, The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) hosted its annual summit in ...

Framing CSR Through Product Philanthropy

Carly Fiorina | Posted 08.06.2012 | Impact
Carly Fiorina

Corporate. Social. Responsibility. -- Three commonly used words that when standing alone don't have much impact, but when woven together, have the ability to sustain, influence and engage.

A Mother's Day Tribute For Women In Need

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri | Posted 07.02.2012 | Religion
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

Happy Mother's Day to every mother on this planet. We acknowledge your sacrifice, your hardships and your undying love. We only hope that we can give back a fraction of what you have given to us.

Walmart's (In)action in Mexico Hurts Everyday Americans

Dawn Lerman | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Dawn Lerman

When Wal-Mart gets itself into trouble, it makes it that much harder for ordinary people to accept the company's good deeds. Yes -- you read that right: good deeds.

GOOD360 - An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Carly Fiorina | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Carly Fiorina

I am thrilled to announce my new position as chair of Good360's board of directors and continue to work with partners around the world to improve the lives of children, families, and communities and to restore and protect the planet -- and do it all through product giving.

Social Ethics: A Peek Into 2012

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Business as usual is changing. Or at least the way business leaders think about philanthropy is changing.

The Business of Foster Care

Ryann Blackshere | Posted 05.14.2012 | Impact
Ryann Blackshere

College students excitedly anticipate opening their mailboxes to find care packages filled with food, school supplies, and other college essentials sent from mom and dad. But for students who grew up in foster care, the care packages don't often come.

Grannies Revisit Motherhood Because Of Uganda's HIV Epidemic

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

In 2008 we began to help our students' caretakers, their elderly grandmothers. What began as a handful of guardians has blossomed into a program assisting over 6,200 grannies who are self-organized into 91 groups in three districts.

Look to Business Operations, Not Philanthropy, for Social Impact

Judith Samuelson | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Judith Samuelson

If the impact of business on society is measured in oceans, corporate philanthropy would barely fill a bucket of water. What might be possible if we were to unleash this business genius on problems of consequence?

When Big Companies Do Good Things (Hint: Montblanc Helps Empower Public High School Students Through Urban Arts Partnership)

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.28.2012 | Impact
Jeryl Brunner

Urban Arts Partnership brings a variety of innovative arts programs to more than 12,000 students in undeserved New York City public schools, especially where arts programs are cancelled.

International Corporate Philanthropy Day: Corporate CEOs as Catalysts for Social Change

Margaret Coady | Posted 04.28.2012 | Impact
Margaret Coady

CEOs of the largest companies in the world are well-positioned to be significant catalysts for positive social change. Unfortunately, doing so has traditionally not been a part of a corporate CEO's job description.

Buying Out Our Guilts

Nikolas Katsimpras | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Nikolas Katsimpras

Afterwards we forget all about it, like we do after throwing a dollar in a homeless person's cup, walking away with pride, having temporarily silenced our inner voice. No questions are asked if the donated money finally reaches what it is meant for and in what way.

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.