1910, 2014

Charity is Contagious: How Corporate Philanthropy Spreads

By |October 19th, 2014|Tags: |

contagious charitySeveral years ago, renowned social scientists Nicholas Christakis and James H. Fowler wrote a book about the incredible power of social networks. The results were explosive. Connected: How […]

1910, 2014

Report: Pro Bono Now Prevalent in All Areas of Corporate Philanthropy

By |October 19th, 2014|Tags: |

probonoA new study from CECP finds that pro bono service has experienced an explosion of growth that is sweeping across Corporate America. As the fastest growing employee engagement program, […]

1510, 2014

Corporate Philanthropy 2.0: Ice Buckets, Mustaches and Skydiving in Costume

By |October 15th, 2014|Tags: |

Movember3434xxMore than $100 million.

That’s how much the ice bucket challenge has raised for ALS, courtesy of three million plus people. According to the ALS Association, that represents a 3,500% […]

1510, 2014

B Corps, Corporate Philanthropy and Being the Change

By |October 15th, 2014|Tags: , , |

b corp113 jpgB Corps? Don’t you mean C Corps?

Nope, that isn’t a typo.

Like Fair Trade certifications for coffee or USDA organic certifications for milk, B Corp is a […]

1410, 2014

#GivingTuesday: A Day to Flex Your Corporate Philanthropy Muscle

By |October 14th, 2014|Tags: |

Giving TuesdayCan you hear it? The holiday drumbeat has begun. It’s a long march up the hill towards Halloween, straight to Thanksgiving, ‘round the curve past Black Friday, down […]

810, 2014

Pro Bono Week: A Time For Corporate Volunteering with Skill

By |October 8th, 2014|Tags: |

pro bono week-header-logoWhat’s so special about pro bono?

According to Taproot, the leading national advocate for pro bono service, pro bono has been a quiet partner in many of the key […]

610, 2014

10 Companies Donating the Most Through Corporate Giving

By |October 6th, 2014|Tags: |

wells fargo volunteersWith the recent annual Giving USA Foundation report revealing a decline in corporate giving last year, it’s time for Corporate America to regroup.

Of four sources of giving that […]

610, 2014

Taking Skills-Based Volunteering Around the World

By |October 6th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Symantec Service CorpsI’m always interested to see how companies are doubling down on their employee volunteering programs, and in the process reinventing the possibilities for what these programs can become.

Symantec is […]

2709, 2014

Increasing Participation in Your Volunteer Program

By |September 27th, 2014|Tags: , , |

135A question that corporate philanthropy leaders and volunteer program managers ask me all the time is this: “How can we increase and improve volunteer participation in our program?”

Ensuring that your company […]

2709, 2014

Philanthropy Quotes to Keep You Inspired

By |September 27th, 2014|Tags: , , |

134According to the most recent Giving USA Foundation report, charitable contributions in the U.S. grew 4.4 percent in 2013 yet still haven’t rebounded to peak levels achieved before the economic recession.

But one of […]