12 Dec. 2019 |
The 4 Ps Of Brands Taking Stands
How should companies prepare themselves to take a position on social issues? It comes down to four Ps: Purpose, Plan, Process, and Product. The import…
04 Nov. 2019 |
Should Nonprofits Be Required To Publicly Disclose Their Donors?
Would having nonprofits publicly disclose their donors help to maintain the integrity of the nonprofit community as it navigates recent scandals? With…
09 Sep. 2019 |
Five Ways Nonprofits Can Mitigate Potential Backlash Related To Their Boards and Wealthy Donors
Can nonprofits' high-profile board members be a liability? Many nonprofits are increasingly reliant on the treasures of wealthy individuals and their …
14 Aug. 2019 |
Can Organized Philanthropy Learn To Learn?
Is organized philanthropy really in a position to influence democracy, or does it need to get its own house in order first? A new book by Grantmakers …
10 Jul. 2019 |
Is There a Role for Philanthropy in Renewing Democracy?
Has the world of organized philanthropy done everything it can to shore up democratic values and aspirations? A new report details the findings of a s…
22 May. 2019 |
Pledging 1 Percent to Charity Made Easy For Companies
If you were the founder or CEO of a start-up company or later-stage firm, would you be willing to pledge 1 percent of your equity to charity? Building…
17 Apr. 2019 |
The Nonprofit 10 Percent
Are nonprofits—a crucial economic sector—getting the support they need to flourish? According to Independent Sector, there are over 1.6 million tax ex…
10 Jan. 2019 |
Five Corporate Social Responsibility Trends to Watch in 2019
Despite research suggesting most consumers feel that businesses should take an active role in driving social and environmental changes, in 2019 compan…
19 Dec. 2018 |
Would A Sector By Any Other Name Smell As Sweet?
The charitable/social/independent sector is a formidable economic force that's reported to generate 10 percent of the country's gross national product…
11 May. 2017 |
Better Business, Better World
In January of this year, the Business & Sustainable Development Commission, a group of 35 leaders from business, finance, civil society, labor and int…
12 Jan. 2017 |
Corporate Social Responsibility Trends in 2017
For the past six years, I’ve been predicting what trends will impact Corporate Social Responsibility in the coming year. Sometimes, I’m right; sometim…
15 Nov. 2016 |
Amplifying Social Impact through Pro Bono Service
A new study sponsored by American Express, Ashoka Changemakers and the Taproot Foundation highlights the potential “win-win” partnerships between soci…
29 Jan. 2015 |
Who Needs CSR Anyway?
I have written about Michael Porter’s concept of Shared Value Creation (companies creating profitable products and services with a social purpose) in …