Initial Coin Offerings Can Issue Social Change, Too

Ryan Scott

Something truly disruptive has been emerging in the world of social impact: the rise of digital currencies and blockchain technology as tools for accelerating change.

Topics: ICOs, Digital currency, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency
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Why Companies Must Shift from Disaster Relief to Disaster Philanthropy

Ryan Scott


The onslaught of major natural disasters in the past month is forcing companies to consider how they can and should respond to such overwhelming need. Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey have literally rained down devastation, an earthquake in Mexico has left hundreds dead, and wildfires in California rage out of control.

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How Well-Being and Wellness Efforts Impact Performance Management

Stuart Hearn

Note: This post is a guest blog post from our friends at Clear Review.

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A Fireside Chat with: Alexandre Mars, CEO and Founder of Epic Foundation

Katharine Bierce

Alexandre Mars is a serial entrepreneur and an engaged philanthropist. Over the last 15 years, he has successfully launched and sold several companies in Europe and North America across diverse business sectors, including venture capital, Internet, mobile marketing, social media and advertising. His two latest startups, Phonevalley (the world’s largest mobile agency) and ScrOOn (a social media management system) were sold to Publicis Groupe and Blackberry, respectively.

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You Need These Elements to Build an Irresistible Company Culture

Katharine Bierce

On a recent cross-country flight, I was pleased to see that the in-flight entertainment included a fireside chat with Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn.

Weiner is a CEO I greatly admire for his authenticity, clear communication and the fact that he values mindfulness and compassion in the workplace. So I was excited to hear more about what LinkedIn is doing to create an irresistible place to work where people learn and thrive.  

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Collaboration, Not Competition, Is the Best Hope to Save 20 Million Lives

Ryan Scott

With so many social issues competing for the philanthropy attention of companies and individuals, how can nonprofits successfully break through the noise to draw attention to their missions? What can activists do to galvanize urgent momentum around the issues they care about?

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Dropbox Connects its Culture to Bottom Line Impact

Ryan Scott

Dropbox isn’t interested in lip service. It wants citizen philanthropists.  

That’s why the company has applied considerable energy and resources towards community impact in ways that can be embraced by all of its employees. The company’s “Dropbox for Good” program - with chapters in 13 global offices - has donated $1 million collectively in employee donations, donated 8,900 provisioned licenses to nonprofits, and logged more than 4,000 hours of volunteer time over the past three years.

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What Nonprofits Want Companies to Know About Giving

Ryan Scott
Corporate giving programs are an increasingly central part of social impact efforts by businesses across the world. Employees want to give back, and companies are making that ever easier with tools like automatic payroll deductions, matching gifts and crowdfunding campaigns. Modern approaches have made donating more convenient for employees, which spurs greater spikes in overall giving.

But what works best for nonprofits? We asked leaders at several top nonprofits - International Medical Corps, Feeding America, Save the Children, UNICEF and America's Charities to list the top three things that they wish donors knew about how they could be more impactful with getting more money to nonprofits faster. Here’s what we heard:

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About Optimizely’s Outstanding Company Culture and How They Did It

Ryan Scott

Topics: employee volunteering, employee engagement, corporate volunteerism, company culture, volunteering, employee giving
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No, Your Company Can't Avoid Politics. Here's Why.

Ryan Scott

Can CEOs avoid taking a stand on social impact issues that are considered “political”? These days, that’s a tall order. We live in particularly divisive times, and many social issues across the spectrum have become tagged as political.

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