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Philanthropy is not about giving money but about solving problems. While well-meaning, the idea of writing a check and calling it “philanthropy” is extremely short-sighted and unfortunately, extremely pervasive.
by Pew Internet
Corporate responsibility: How far will tech firms go in helping repressive regimes? Experts are divided about the role Western technology companies will play in helping monitor and thwart dissident activity in the future. Some hope the open...
by Fast Company
To be "good" in the past meant a variety of things. Perhaps a company’s product made people’s lives easier. Or maybe they provided jobs in economically challenging times. But chances are the environmental effects of manufacturing were never...
Startups can often barely afford proper office space, marketing budgets or, according to Mark Zuckerberg, even the time to write a business plan. In an always-be-shipping environment, it’s challenging enough to manage the traditional bottom line of...
Twenty years ago, the corporate sustainability movement was just gaining traction. Now, a company that doesn’t track its environmental footprint is the exception. Employee skills-based pro bono programs should have the same ubiquity. In 1994, “...
We round up our experts' advice on how you can use pro bono work to its full potential.
Is it just me, or does there seem to be a rash of natural disasters in recent years, that have devastated huge parts of the world, leaving communities in desperate need of external help and aid to recover and rebuild? Now, weeks after the March 11...
by Justin Gimotea
The conversation of pro bono from the legal sector has caught fire in the corporate sector during the last two years as corporations look for new ways to positively impact the nonprofit sector. The increasing number of corporations seeking out...
by Allie Burns
Earlier this week, corporate philanthropy and social responsibility took center stage at yet another sold-out annual Corporate Philanthropy Summit, organized by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy. While the broad theme of the...
by Charles Moore
Today, on International Corporate Philanthropy Day, the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy is challenging its membership of over 150 leading corporate CEOs to take the uncomfortable step of thinking about what the world—and environment for...
On Monday, Steve Case participated in a roundtable discussion at the CECP conference with Sidney Taurel, Eli Lilly's Chairman Emeritus and Christina Gold, Western Union's CEO to discuss corporate giving in today's economy. See what they have to say...
by Jean Case
While America's current economic crisis is causing companies to rethink nearly every aspect of their operations – including giving and philanthropy, some may find it unfortunate timing that we mark today as International Corporate Philanthropy Day....
If you’re considering starting a pro bono program, you’re probably wondering, where do I even begin? Many companies come to the Taproot Foundation seeking additional knowledge of pro bono program design. This resource is meant to give you a high-...
by Wayne Visser
“Wayne Visser's The Age of Responsibility elegantly and persuasively demonstrates the limits and failures of traditional CSR and also the kinds of reforms needed to create conditions for genuine corporate responsibility. Rich with insight,...
by Cone Inc.
The nation’s longest Cause Branding benchmark, the study explores consumer attitudes and expectations of company support for social and environmental issues. The results are exciting in light of the recession – they revealed that even as cause...
by Weber Shandwick
This survey looked at new developments in the CSR sector, in particular, the role of crowdsourcing and social media in raising awareness and driving engagement.
by The Bridgespan Group
While Steve invests in socially-conscious businesses, Jean manages the family foundation. Both invest in people and ideas that can change the world. And when they can bridge the sectors, they do.
3BL Media presents a report on a recently published study of the influence of corporate social responsibility practices and investment recommendations. The study finds that though CSR practices once generated a negative evaluation of companies,...
Benevity announces Goodness 3.0, the new era of corporate social responsibility practices and their significance. Learn what's wrong with old practices, what's hot about new ones and some basic tenets of this new socially-concious, business world...
5 Fast Facts
- US corporations contributed $14.10 billion to charitable giving, 4% of the nation’s total charitable giving (2009, GivingUSA)
- 66% of people globally believe it is no longer enough for corporations to simply give money away to a good cause; they need to integrate good causes into their day-to-day business.
- 90% of consumers – more than 278 million people in the US - want to know what companies are doing to benefit causes. (Cone)
- A company’s commitment to social and environmental issues influences which companies consumers want to see doing business in their communities (79%), where to work (69%) and which stocks or mutual funds to invest in (59%). (Cone)
- Employees who are very involved in their company’s cause program are 28% more likely to be proud of their company’s values and 36% more likely to feel a strong sense of loyalty than those who are not involved. (Cone)