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February 6, 2015, No comments

Over the past few years, abysmal employee engagement reports have driven businesses into a tizzy of analysis.  Employee disengagement and low retention, we know, are costly.  Improving engagement is key […]

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Ideas for Giving Back on MLK Day

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 [...]

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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 mentoring relationships. This time we discussed: “Essential ways mentors help [...]

  • 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, six out of ten companies have now implemented employee volunteer [...]

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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 volunteering really give your company [...]

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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 [...]