29 June 2015

Giving USA recently released its report on philanthropy for 2014 and the news is encouraging; giving has increased five years in a row.

24 June 2015

Corporate America is obsessed with employee engagement. And why not? Gallup’s annual reports on employee engagement tell us that engaged employees give approximately 57% more effort and are 87% less likely to resign. Organizations with above-average levels of employee engagement reap 147% higher earnings per share. When both customer and employee engagement are above average, they experience a 240% jump in performance-related business outcomes.

19 June 2015

Grab your swimsuit and pack your bags - it’s vacation time!

17 June 2015

More data from the frontlines about the bottom line benefits of corporate philanthropy, this time with a focus on restaurants. The recent No Kid Hungry summit in Washington, D.C., which addressed how the restaurant industry can combat childhood hunger, also emphasized how strong charity programs can help recruit and retain top-level employees.

11 June 2015

Public relations firm Edelman has released an annual global survey on trust for the past 14 years, providing a snapshot for how people view governments, leaders, institutions and other entities across the world. For its recently released 2015 Trust Barometer, Edelman processed feedback from 33,000 respondents in 27 countries, and one of the most significant takeaways is the increasingly important role that employees play in building trust.

10 June 2015

Pop quiz: which one of the following grabs your attention more?

08 June 2015

“Should I stay or, should I go now?”

03 June 2015

If you’re running a strong employee volunteer and giving program, then you’ve got certain tools in your toolbox that are helping to increase participation in your efforts. Incentives like volunteer grants (also known as Dollars for Doers), matching gifts, and paid time off for volunteering. Benefits like crowdrising competitions and skills-based volunteering opportunities. And, of course, a robust volunteer and giving platform that makes the whole experience social, mobile and interactive.  

01 June 2015

Anyone who cares about corporate social responsibility should be excited about what the B Corps movement is doing to change the game.  

24 May 2015

Memorial Day, 3pm. Don’t Forget.

By Ryan Scott |Sun, May 24, 2015 @ 15:05 PM|

You’re so focused on unplugging and decompressing over the next few days that an appointment may have slipped your mind.

3pm on Memorial Day, remember?

Sure, Memorial Day weekend is when America pretends that summer has started. And if you’re like 80% of us, that’s where the meaning of the three-day holiday begins and ends.

Which is why, in 2000, Congress passed The National Moment of Remembrance Act, as an added way of honoring America’s fallen heroes. For one minute on Memorial Day, we’re all stopping everything to pay our respects to the men and women who died in service of our country, especially those who died in battle. The time of 3pm was chosen because it’s likely when Americans are most enjoying the freedom made possible by those who died in service of their country.