Atlanta Communities Show Benefits of Long-Term Collaboration
July 16 | Tony Tapia, Program Director, Philanthropy & Engagement Council | Comments (0)
What can be achieved when businesses, nonprofits, and governments come together to create solutions for local communities? Two examples in Atlanta, City of Refuge and East Lake, are demonstrating how long-term collaboration can deliver benefits across the board.
Is There a Role for Philanthropy in Renewing Democracy?
July 10 | Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation | Comments (0)
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 symposium of foundations and nonprofit leaders that discussed the role of philanthropy in addressing the deepening cleavages in American society.
What CSR Can Learn from a Washington Lobbyist
July 02 | Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, Global CSR & Philanthropy Council and Corporate Social Responsibility Council, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
How exactly should companies participate in policy development and debate? The corporate sector has influenced policy through government relations for decades, but recently companies have been taking more public positions on policy and social issues. A new book from Tom Sheridan suggests that success comes from working across the aisle.
The Impact of TCJA on Individual Giving and a Plan to Do Something About It
June 25 | Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy, Americans for the Arts | Patrick Rooney, Professor of Economics and Philanthropic Studies, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy | Comments (0)
Will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) reduce the amount individuals give to charity? Research from Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy suggests troubling phenomena that could bring the nonprofit arts sector to a critical tipping point.
Water is in Peril: What We Need to Know about SDG 6
June 18 | Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, Global CSR & Philanthropy Council and Corporate Social Responsibility Council, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Water is a precious commodity, but it's in danger. The UN has cautioned that Sustainable Development Goal #6, which seeks to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030, is not on track. Companies need to help not only manage their own water use and discharge, but to also be a catalyst for change.
The Detroit Renaissance—You Can Hear It Humming!
June 04 | Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, Global CSR & Philanthropy Council and Corporate Social Responsibility Council, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Detroit's recovery is starting to gain ground, guided by, among other things, Detroit Future City (DFC), a 50-year vision for the city developed with input from more than 100,000 Detroiters. Companies have always been an important part of Detroit and they're critical to its recovery. Quicken Loans, JPMorgan Chase, and Ford are among several organizations that provide a model for corporate engagement in Detroit.
Pledging 1 Percent to Charity Made Easy For Companies
May 22 | Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation | Comments (0)
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 a purpose-based company from the beginning can be difficult without cash or profit, but pledging 1 percent of your equity is a quick and easy way to get started. Pledge 1% is a global on-line movement that encourages and empowers companies of all sizes and stages to do just that.
New 21 Percent Excise Tax on Nonprofit Executives: Does It Impact My Corporate Foundation?
May 15 | Lindsay Mason, Corporate Philanthropy Director, Council on Foundations | Comments (0)
As companies file their 2018 taxes, several corporate philanthropic leaders have contacted the Council on Foundations with concerns surrounding the new excise tax. As part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Section 4960 of the bill imposes a 21 percent excise tax on highly-paid executives of nonprofit organizations.
Georgia Power Partnership with Purposity Lets Employees Meet Local Needs
May 14 | Alex Parkinson, Communications Institute Co-Leader, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Are you using technology effectively to engage employees in community programs? A partnership between Georgia Power and Purposity is showing how disruptive technology can be used to boost the long-held practice of community engagement.