• About the Author: Alice Korngold

    Alice Korngold advises companies and NGOs on strategy, board governance, sustainability, ESG, and diversity and inclusion. She is the author of  A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solv…

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08 Nov. 2017 | Comments (0)
New Study Shows Value of Nonprofit Board Experience in Developing Human Capital for Innovation
Businesses that find new solutions to address social, economic, and environmental problems can mitigate risks, reduce costs, and grow profits and valu…

02 Nov. 2017 | Comments (0)
New Study Finds Nonprofit Board Service Advances Diversity and Inclusion
Better World Leaders: The Nonprofit Board Leadership Study, released today, provides an inflection point for businesses that encourage and support the…

17 Oct. 2017 | Comments (0)
Nonprofit Board Leadership: A Team Approach
Leadership succession planning for the position of chair is often a daunting exercise for nonprofit boards. Most nonprofits understand that the positi…

04 Oct. 2017 | Comments (0)
Matching Gift Programs for Employees: No Small Change
It’s in the interests of companies to encourage and support their employees who volunteer and make financial contributions to nonprofits. Employees wh…

02 Oct. 2017 | Comments (0)
On Governance: How the best boards will win in the global marketplace
Every threat to society and business—social, economic, environmental—is also an opportunity. An opportunity to grow shareholder value. What it takes i…

28 Aug. 2017 | Comments (0)
When Companies Understand that Hate is Bad for Businesses and Communities
In recent weeks, a number of corporate leaders have announced significant contributions to nonprofits like the SPLC Southern Poverty Law Center that b…

22 Aug. 2017 | Comments (0)
Q&A with Sue Stephenson: Engaging Employees Worldwide in Advancing the SDGs
In this Q&A, Sue Stephenson, vice chair of the board and interim CEO of IMPACT 2030, describes the role of IMPACT 2030 in convening leaders from corpo…

15 Aug. 2017 | Comments (0)
Q&A with Gabi Zedlmayer: Educating the World, Tuition Free
University of the People (UoPeople) bills itself as “the world’s first nonprofit, tuition-free, accredited, online, American university.” It was found…

08 Aug. 2017 | Comments (0)
Q&A with Grady Crosby and Annemarie Scobey: Johnson Controls in the Neighborhood—A Place-Based Approach to Philanthropy
In June 2016, Johnson Controls launched its Milwaukee Neighborhood Initiative, a place-based approach to philanthropy and engagement. Its goal is to t…

25 Jul. 2017 | Comments (0)
The SDGs: A Framework for Business and Nonprofit Collaboration
Companies and nonprofits are beginning to line up along the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs, established by the United Nations in the f…

11 Jul. 2017 | Comments (0)
Q&A with Richard Buery: Why Pre-K Education Matters to Children, Communities, and Businesses
As New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, Richard Buery is the architect of Pre-K for All, which for the first time provides f…

27 Jun. 2017 | Comments (0)
Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement: Can Business Volunteering and Nonprofit Partnerships Make a Difference?
US companies decry the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. They recognize that climate change is destructive for humanity and detrimental …

30 May. 2017 | Comments (0)
Engaging America’s Citizenry through Service
False and deliberately misleading stories in the media threaten freedom and democracy by distorting our understanding of vital issues. Our institution…

24 May. 2017 | Comments (0)
Q&A with Tara Abrahams: Glamour Magazine Engages Companies in The Girl Project to Advance Girls’ Education Worldwide
Tara Abrahams leads The Girl Project at Glamour Magazine to help companies connect with their customers and create a philanthropic legacy by investing…

25 Apr. 2017 | Comments (0)
Q&A with Lisa Green Hall: Expanding Economic Prosperity by Leveraging the Influence of Women and People of Color in Impact Investing
Lisa Green Hall co-manages and led the launch of a global initiative known as Skopos Impact Fund, focused on delivering social, environmental and fina…

18 Apr. 2017 | Comments (0)
Q&A with Sarina Prabasi: Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals through Partnerships
Businesses have a vested interest in breaking the barriers that prevent millions of women and girls from achieving their full potential. One of the gr…

11 Apr. 2017 | Comments (0)
Q&A with Gabriela Burian: Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals through Partnerships
Gabriela Burian recently joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), while continuing in her executive position at Monsanto…

23 Mar. 2017 | Comments (0)
Q&A with Abby Falik: How Global Citizen Year Prepares the Next Generation of Employees and Leaders
Classroom experience alone is not sufficient to prepare new employees for today’s workforce. Companies seek job candidates who have had international …

08 Mar. 2017 | Comments (0)
Putting Girls in Ethiopia on a Path to Better Futures
Girls in Ethiopia face child marriage, trafficking, child labor, and the lack of access to education. Studio Samuel Foundation (SSF), a nonprofit that…

10 Feb. 2017 | Comments (0)
Surges in Volunteering in Times of Distress: How Companies Can Address the Interests of Employees
Volunteer matching organizations and nonprofits report a surge in volunteering since the November election. New York Cares indicates that they haven’t…

17 Jan. 2017 | Comments (0)
Joining a Nonprofit Board: Finding the Right Fit
In a recent post, I addressed the issue of how nonprofit boards can become more effective. This post focuses on the board candidate’s journey to find …

27 Dec. 2016 | Comments (0)
Strengthening Nonprofit Boards by Engaging All Members
“I want to serve on a board where I can add value.” That is the foremost aspiration of the hundreds of business people that I’ve trained and placed on…

07 Dec. 2016 | Comments (0)
How Business People Can Help Nonprofit Boards Meet Pressing Challenges
Our families and communities, in the U.S. and worldwide, depend on vital services provided by nonprofit institutions: education, healthcare, youth dev…

11 Oct. 2016 | Comments (0)
A Call to Companies to Give Millennials What They Want
Millennial turnover costs the U.S. economy $30.5 billion annually, according to a recent report from Gallup. The research also found: “Only 29 percent…

27 Sep. 2016 | Comments (0)
How the Clinton Global Initiative Changed the World
Prior to the Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) first Annual Meeting in 2005, many of us had spent a couple of decades helping to build problem-solving…

21 Sep. 2016 | Comments (0)
Q&A with Jean Case: How Inclusive Entrepreneurship Is Good for Business and Good for the World
Created in 1997 by digital pioneers Jean and Steve Case, the Case Foundation invests in people and ideas that can change the world. The Foundation is …

09 Sep. 2016 | Comments (0)
Choosing Your Nonprofit Partner: Mitigating Risk, Leveraging the Opportunity
Company executives who are responsible for CSR, foundations, and branding, must often choose among various nonprofits to serve as partners. In some ca…

25 Aug. 2016 | Comments (0)
Facing Race in America: The Role of Corporate Philanthropy
Given the extreme distress facing our communities due to racial injustice, and calls for “truth and reconciliation” to address our nation’s history of…

16 Aug. 2016 | Comments (0)
Q&A with Bob Jones: Old National Bank Foundation Strengthens Board with Nonprofit Representation
Old National Bank launched its foundation a decade ago with the goal of strengthening communities and positively impacting lives throughout its footpr…

02 Aug. 2016 | Comments (0)
Inspiring the Electorate Through Volunteer and Board Service
Building successful communities with high employment, quality education and healthcare for all, and vibrant social services and cultural offerings are…

29 Jun. 2016 | Comments (0)
Brexit: A Cautionary Tale for Nonprofit Boards
Three-quarters of the UK’s FTSE 250 companies had not discussed contingency planning for a possible Brexit with the chairman of the board or the chair…

23 Jun. 2016 | Comments (0)
The Board’s Responsibility to Determine its Role
It is essential that each nonprofit board clearly determines what it seeks to achieve in advancing the organization and its role as a board in maximiz…

02 Jun. 2016 | Comments (0)
“Big Issues, Many Questions” by CEP: A Response Focusing on Corporate Foundations
In his essay on pressing issues facing U.S. foundation leaders and boards, Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, recommen…

17 May. 2016 | Comments (0)
SDG Q&A With Elaine Weidman-Grunewald: Achieving Scale in Solving Global Challenges Through ICT
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) build upon the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and converge with the UN’s post-2015 develo…

02 May. 2016 | Comments (0)
Gender-Inclusive Boards: Better for Business and Better for the World
Boards with women are not only more successful financially, but they are also more effective in achieving the company’s social responsibility and envi…

27 Apr. 2016 | Comments (0)
Q&A with Myung Lee: How Companies Can Help Unlock the Potential of their Cities
More than half of the U.S. population lives in cities. Municipal services, therefore, are determining the quality of life for many Americans. At the s…

07 Apr. 2016 | Comments (0)
Philanthropy Can Be Instrumental in Growing Your Company’s Value
Your corporate philanthropy program should be designed to help achieve your company’s foremost objectives. For many companies, these goals include gro…

29 Sep. 2015 | Comments (0)
Nonprofit Board Service Should Be Accompanied By Donations
Service on nonprofit boards provides business executives and professionals with a unique opportunity to develop as leaders. In fact, nonprofit board s…

06 Aug. 2014 | Comments (0)
Nonprofit Boards: Boot Camp for Corporate Executives
By Alice Korngold, Author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems…Where Governments Cannot With global corporations …

03 Jun. 2014 | Comments (0)
Q&A with Alice Korngold: Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships Will Help Solve World's Toughest Problems
By Alex Parkinson, Research Associate, The Conference Board, and Alice Korngold, Author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global …

25 Mar. 2014 | Comments (0)
Business Has Changed, and Even Washington Has Noticed
In the week’s worth of punditry following this year’s State of the Union address, one fact seems to have eluded most commentators: the number of times…