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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...

Earth Day is Donate Day

Jim Gibbons | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

With spring weather (finally!) coming to much of the nation after a long and snowy winter, this year feels like one in which we should be particularly...

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.

Ill Will for Goodwill

Jeff Norman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jeff Norman

Generally, nobody seems to think anything is wrong with doing volunteer work for a nonprofit. Would it satisfy critics, then, if Goodwill were to pay nothing rather than a small stipend?

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 ...

WATCH: Goodwill Worker Finds $10,000 In Donation Pile.. And Turns It In!

Posted 08.09.2013 | Good News

It's not uncommon for Goodwill to receive items that weren't intended for the donation mile, but it's not often that they find $10,000 -- in cash. ...

Building the Culture of Reuse: Pittsburgh ReuseFest Centralizes Donation Process

Sue Kerr | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Sue Kerr

We have a lot of stuff. We have neighbors who need stuff to increase the quality of their lives and strengthen their day to day survival. What we don't have are enough connectors, enough systems to efficiently get the stuff from the people who no longer need it to the people who very much do.

Social Enterprise: From Its Roots to Mainstream Conversation

Christian HELP | Posted 08.29.2013 | Impact
Christian HELP

Can you believe the social enterprise business model has been in existence since before 1900? Yes, it's true! Goodwill Industries was founded in 1895 ...

Some Goodwill Workers Earn As Little As 22 Cents An Hour

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business

Goodwill is paying some of its disabled workers just 22 cents an hour, while the charity’s executives make six figure salaries. A labor law loophole...

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.

Bridging the Digital Divide

Jim Gibbons | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

In a job seekers' world that is heavily reliant on the Internet, a lack of digital access means a job seeker must jump through extra hurdles to access up-to-date job listings, career development information, free online classes and other content that can help them find jobs and advance their careers.

Top 10 Things to Donate Before the End of the Year

Jim Gibbons | Posted 02.13.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

In a season when many of us are focused on gift buying or a tax deduction, December is a good time to think about another kind of giving: donating.

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.

SLIDESHOW: Top Nonprofits Ranked On Total Revenue

Posted 11.08.2012 | Impact

A new report ranks the nation's top nonprofits in terms of revenue at a time when most are confronted with fewer donors and diminishing government sup...

Beyond Jobs - Giving Women the Tools They Need to Succeed

Jim Gibbons | Posted 12.09.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

At Goodwill, we believe that every individual should have the opportunity to create economic sustainability through the power of education and employment. The hard-working women in our lives are most deserving of this opportunity.

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.

The National Day of Service -- Let's Come Together and Do Our Part

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.11.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

When the time comes to pull together, no other nation does it better than the citizens of the United States of America.

PHOTOS: Denver Guide To Celebrate Fashion's Night Out

Posted 09.06.2012 | Denver

This year the Mile High City is setting fashion mavens' expectations higher than in years past. Fashion's Night Out, dreamed up as a "fashion stim...

This Labor Day, Help Our Returning Troops Find Dignity Through the Power of Work

Jim Gibbons | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

When they return home, some veterans run for public office, obtain graduate degrees, found programs to aid other veterans, or find other ways to put their skills to work. But too many are still struggling.

Goodwill Is Teaming Up to Clean Up Our Communities With Help From Family Circle

Jim Gibbons | Posted 10.29.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

For the fourth year in a row, Goodwill has partnered with Family Circle magazine to collaborate on a back-to-school clothing donation drive.

Goodwill Helps the Next Generation Open Doors to Success

Jim Gibbons | Posted 10.22.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

It is important to have jobs in our society; not only do jobs provide our livelihood, they help ground us, give us purpose and provide us with a network through which we can build friendships and discover new opportunities. Often, our jobs define our sense of worth.

You Won't Believe What We Found At A Goodwill Outlet

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

"That is NOT Jil Sander." I squealed, picking up a pair of high-waisted gray pants, "Read the label to me." Can you guess where I was? No, not the ...

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.

The FDR Memorial -- A Story of a Statue (A Conversation With Anna Eleanor Roosevelt)

Patrick Hughes, Jr. | Posted 08.08.2012 | DC
Patrick Hughes, Jr.

The FDR Memorial in Washington D.C. was originally commissioned without any image of disability. The disability community, along with Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, advocated to change that.