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Each year on the fourth Monday in February, the corporate giving community, led by CECP, observes International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD), an international advocacy day intended to build awareness of corporate-community partnerships and to...
I’ll volunteer that I’m a big fan of the Taproot Foundation, an organization that’s been an instrumental player in the pro bono movement in 2001 and has been steering the way ever since (matter of fact, I’m a new board member of the organization)....
by guest blogger: Scott Case
January 31st marked the two-year anniversary of the Startup America Partnership. And, today, nearly 50 leaders from the 30 Startup Regions will be in Washington to celebrate their success, strategize about challenges, and converse with our partners...
by CSR Now!
These trends, which have been evolving over the past several years, are now so prevalent in the workplace and the media that they barely warrant attention or repetition – although there is, of course, always progress to be made. My five CSR trends...
by New York Times Opinionator
At times, it can be hard to believe that progress is happening. Most of our news focuses on problems, not creative responses to them. Moreover, in the wake of the presidential campaign, we are acutely aware of the bitter divisions that hamstring...
by CRS Now
The week before Hurricane Sandy turned the East Coast upside down, American Express and other companies joined the Taproot Foundation in celebrating Pro Bono Week. We participated by hosting a Scope-a-thon, an effort to engage our...
by Jean Case
Since launching the Be Fearless campaign at the Case Foundation earlier this year, I’ve had the true privilege of sharing the Be Fearless principles with audiences across the nation. The five principles that comprise Be Fearless were born out of...
by Triple Pundit
Did you know that over 65 percent of Fortune 500 companies offer employee matching gift programs? Past articles covered the business case for corporate philanthropy as well as the four most common forms of employee giving...
Aaron Hurst launched Taproot in 2001 as a way to make pro-bono service a part of every business. The company divides its focus amongst three programs: the Service Grant Program, which operates in five cities and engages professionals in pro-...
by The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Charitable giving by America’s biggest businesses rose slowly last year and shows little sign of gaining in 2012, according to a Chronicle study of 166 large companies.
by Huffpost Impact
On June 27, I joined representatives from the more than 200 pledge companies of the Billion + Change Campaign for a forum at the White House celebrating skills based volunteers. During the celebratory conversation, several CEOs and policy leaders...
We’re grateful when we hear Patagonia touted as a model of responsible business practices, but it also shames us a little. We know how little distance our company has traveled toward anything resembling sustainability and how far we, all of us, have...
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)