Crowdfunding Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Ryan Scott
With funding cuts looming for the arts in general and PBS in particular, leaders of cultural organizations have had to get extremely creative about how to keep the lights on.

So PBS executives have decided to host a charity telethon for itself. But instead of Jerry Lewis standing before a bank of phones, PBS is bringing us Mister Rogers in an online streaming marathon with automated giving technology. The beloved children’s show is now hard to find on most PBS stations, so generations of adults who fondly remember the man in the cardigan can now tune into Mister Rogers Neighborhood and introduce their kids to an old, comforting friend. PBS hopes that the nostalgic experience will translate into donations.

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This Memorial Day, Help Your Employees Remember What It’s All About

Ryan Scott
For too many of us, Memorial Day signifies nothing more than the unofficial beginning of summer. Lost amidst the BBQ condiments is the true meaning of the holiday, which was established to honor our brave servicemen and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Allegedly, Congress was moved to take action when children touring Washington D.C. were asked about the significance of Memorial Day and responded, “That’s the day the pool opens.”

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How to Start A Corporate Giving Program

Laura Plato

Leaders at companies of all shapes and sizes understand that creating a culture of giving back is essential to their own bottom lines. According to America’s Charities, workplace giving is one of the most cost-effective ways to support charities, with approximately $4 billion being raised each year through workplace giving. And recent industry research found that companies that increased total giving by at least 10% between 2013 and 2015 saw increases in revenue and pre-tax profit, as opposed to all other companies, which actually saw decreases in both metrics.

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How NetSuite + Oracle Quietly Built a CSR Program That Roars

Ryan Scott

It’s my business to understand how companies are bending capitalism towards corporate philanthropy and achieving a triple bottom line in the process. So I was happy to chat with David Geilhufe, Senior Director of NetSuite + Oracle Social Impact, and learn more about the genesis of the company’s CSR efforts.

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Preliminary Findings from Snapshot 2017 to be Revealed Exclusively at the +IMPACT Conference

Laura Plato

Each year, America’s Charities releases a new report about the latest trends in workplace giving programs, based on extensive research around attitudes and perceptions. A partner of Causecast, America’s Charities has been at the forefront of employee giving since 1980, helping to raise more than $675 million for over 10,000 charities.

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Empathy in Motion: The Power of Employee Volunteering

Lyka Sethi

In Greek mythology, it is said that Prometheus bestowed two vital gifts on a despairing mankind: one was fire, giving humans the ability to create and thrive, and second was blind hope, the capacity to wish and strive for something better than what exists today. Together, these gifts allowed humanity to rise above their obstacles, avoid destruction, and ensure survival. However, there was also a third, unspoken gift: the concept of benevolence. It’s understood that thanks to Prometheus, humans learned that in giving to those around us, everyone benefits. Human beings thus embody Prometheus’ benevolent actions whenever we take action to help one another.

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The One Thing Nonprofits Wish Companies Understood

Ryan Scott

Beth Kanter knows a thing or two about nonprofits. With over 30 years working in the nonprofit sector, Kanter has penned several award-winning books and is the writer of one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits. She’s trained thousands of nonprofits around the world and in the process has increased capacity building at organizations whose missions are so critical to our collective well-being. Kanter was named by Fast Company as one of the most influential women in technology and one of BusinessWeek’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media.” She was the Visiting Scholar for Social Media and Nonprofits for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and was a Society of New Communications Research Fellow.

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Employee Engagement vs. Employee Experience

Ryan Scott

I spend a lot of time thinking about employee engagement, especially as it relates to employee volunteering and giving. Why? Consider the PwC study which showed that employees most committed to their organizations put in 57 percent more effort on the job—and are 87 percent less likely to resign—than employees who consider themselves disengaged. Or the Gallup study which demonstrated that companies with highly engaged workforces outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share. Unfortunately, that same Gallup study found that 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged.

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Is Volunteer Recognition an Oxymoron?

Ryan Scott

With Volunteer Recognition Day just behind us and National Volunteer Week approaching next week, it’s time to take stock of how - and why - we’re acknowledging the hard work of employee volunteers.

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Pay Attention to Earth Day 2017. Your Employees Are.

Ryan Scott

Has Earth Day ever been loaded with more urgency than now? It would seem that way, as our planet is under siege not only by climate change but by the unapologetic leader of the world’s largest economy.

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