ruralhealthcraigclouter
July 2, 2013, No comments

Non-profits are the original crowdfunders. The first time someone went door-to-door asking for contributions, or collected donations on a street corner, they were essentially crowdfunding, by collecting numerous smaller contributions [...]

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Mentors: Key to Success for Social Innovators

October 12, 2012, No comments

Recently, I continued my conversation with Beth Parkhill, founder of Mentor Planet, a social enterprise dedicated to spurring innovation and impact ...

Letting Employees Call the Philanthropy Shots

September 19, 2012, No comments

Corporate volunteerism is on the rise, yet companies still face challenges getting employees engaged.  According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, ...

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When CSR Spells Life or Death

September 12, 2012, No comments

While corporate social responsibility is all well and good, you might be one of the people left wondering: so what? Does the cost of corporate volunte ...

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    How to Bridge the Cultural Divide
    August 20, 2012, No comments

    I’ve been talking to social entrepreneurs about the variety of performance challenges they face. Recently, I wrote about the cultural chasm that can exist in a social enterprise–on one side [...]

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    Bridging the Culture Gap
    August 6, 2012, No comments

    As I talk with social entrepreneurs about the biggest challenges they face in making their social enterprises successful, several themes have emerged. I’ll be writing about them here. One of [...]

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    Where Does your Charitable Dollar Go?
    November 28, 2011, 8 Comments

    How do you know where your charitable dollars are going? Are they going to the cause you want to support or are they going to administrative and fundraising expenses? A [...]