September 2, 2014, No comments

The massive 6.0 earthquake in San Francisco on Sunday is another reminder that Mother Nature doesn’t play by the rules, so we’d all better be prepared for the unexpected.  If [...]


Fast Stats About Giving in America Today

July 28, 2014, No comments

The annual corporate philanthropy.  Now more than ever, employees are paying close attention to the philanthropic behavior of corporations and evalua ...

5 Habits of Companies that Rock at Giving Back

March 24, 2014, 1 Comment

As corporate volunteering and giving programs become increasingly prominent at companies across the country, best practices are shaped by the leaders ...

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The Power of Giving In-Kind

March 18, 2014, No comments

Posted by giving back regardless of last quarter’s numbers. This is because many in-kind donations are tax deductible.  Although there†...

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    The Key Ingredient of CSR
    March 3, 2014, No comments

    Ever since the term “corporate social responsibility” became popularized in the 1960s, it’s been used to cover a broad swath of ethical issues, including those that affect the environment, human [...]

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    The Secret to Losing Your CSR Job
    January 8, 2014, No comments

    Whenever I hear about a company that’s choosing to build their own employee volunteer and giving platform from scratch, I shudder.  I can see the horrors that will unfold before [...]

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    Best and Worst Cities for Employee Engagement
    November 25, 2013, No comments

    A employee engagement ideas across five position levels: executives, managers, salaried professional/technical roles, other salaried employees and hourly employees.  At each level, one engagement issue was among the most uncertain [...]

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    5 Employee Volunteering Programs that Resonate
    November 13, 2013, No comments

    Nowadays, corporate volunteer programs are de regueur at most companies, at least those that take employee engagement seriously.  But while so many businesses are skillfully leading their employees along admirable [...]