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Earlier this year, inspired by the need to find new ways to tackle entrenched problems, our CEO Jean Case announced the Case Foundation’s intention to Be Fearless in all that we do. In the tradition of the some of the greatest social movements of...
by Knight Foundation
A new national initiative to survey, rank and recognize corporations that demonstrate leadership and investment in civic engagement issues launched this week. The Civic 100’s inaugural survey of S&P 500 companies is designed to better...
May inDay was the LinkedIn For Good (LIFG) Foundation’s first Pro Bono inDay, a day focused on empowering employees to use their skills and talents to give back. We thought it would be the perfect opportunity to scale our volunteer trainings...
by Billion + Change
A Billion + Change, a growing national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars of pro bono and skills-based volunteer services from corporate America, announced today that 100 companies have pledged to create or expand a skills-based volunteer...
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...
by Fast Company Exist
When we think of businesses acting in the community, several images may come to mind: fundraising in the office for a charity, colleagues getting active with a day out volunteering or pro-bono services, or maybe a product line that ties sales to...
by Center for Effective Philanthropy
At the Council on Foundations (COF) conference in Los Angeles last week, I received a number of comments about my blog post on the career trajectory of those who become CEOs at the 100 largest foundations. Many were struck by the tendency of...
by Council on Foundations
A Practitioner’s Guide to Leading Corporate Philanthropy: What is the role of corporate philanthropy in business and society? Whether you work in a corporate giving program or a corporation’s affiliated foundation, this guide will help you...
by Stanford Social Innovation Review
To help provide clarity to its clients, Morgan Stanley outlines an Investing with Impact framework, encompassing four integrated approaches.
by Fast Company
Whether your goal is to galvanize public awareness around an important social issue or showcase new spring denim colors, aim to deliver relevant, sharable content for your customer across multiple touch points that connect to their life moments.
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, “...
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)