January 20, 2015, No comments

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   As MLK Day approaches on Monday, January 19th, individuals and […]


Report Analyzes Global Giving by U.S. Corporations

December 12, 2014, No comments

As the world grows more connected, global volunteering and giving is increasing as a priority for businesses.  According to a 2013 study, nearly 60% ...

Measuring the Impact of Your Pro Bono Program

December 5, 2014, No comments

Just because this year’s Pro Bono Week is behind us doesn’t mean that corporate volunteer leaders should shift their attention from pro bono servi ...

From Soup to Skills: The Best Ways to Volunteer on Thanksgiving

December 1, 2014, No comments

If giving back on Thanksgiving is something you consider a must-do, first let me tip my hat to you.   Now let’s talk turkey.   Most people ...

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    Crowdfunding for non-profits
    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 [...]

  • Letting Employees Call the Philanthropy Shots
    September 19, 2012, No comments

    Freudenberg-NOK is not one of the companies struggling to get its employees involved.  Freudenberg doesn’t mandate participation in any employee engagement?  First, the company hires employees who are on board [...]

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    When CSR Spells Life or Death
    September 12, 2012, No comments

    While corporate volunteering really give your company a return on investment that’s worth it? Sure, you’ve read statistics about employee volunteer programs; Xerox empowers employees to make a difference, rather [...]

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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 [...]