Nonprofit Board Leadership: A Team Approach
October 17 | Alice Korngold, Author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems...While Governments Cannot | Comments (0)
Leadership succession planning for the position of chair is often a daunting exercise for nonprofit boards. Most nonprofits understand that the position is highly consequential for the strategic and financial success of the organization. Nonprofits will be stronger, however, if the chair is recognized as the leader of the board leadership team, rather than a soloist.
Innovating for a Better World: The Rise of Corporate Social Innovation
October 10 | Bradley Googins, Executive Director Emeritus, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship | Philip Mirvis, Author | Comments (0)
In business circles, at conferences, and in management literature, it is now commonplace to hear that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is dead! This is surely so if this means CSR is only about philanthropy. But perhaps its death knell also reflects the view that CSR has been sidelined by efforts to give the firm a more noble purpose and connection to stakeholders (Conscious Capitalism) and to use corporate assets to create value for both the business and society (Shared Value).
Matching Gift Programs for Employees: No Small Change
October 04 | Alice Korngold, Author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems...While Governments Cannot | Comments (0)
It’s in the interests of companies to encourage and support their employees who volunteer and make financial contributions to nonprofits. Employees who volunteer and contribute help their companies to advance important commitments to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from addressing hunger, poverty, gender equality, education, healthcare, and social injustice, to climate change, and sustainable cities and communities.
Ask Not What Your Company Can Do for the Arts…
September 27 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher and Associate Director, Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), The Conference Board | Emily Peck, Vice President of Private Sector Initiatives, Americans for the Arts | Comments (0)
With the possible defunding of federal arts organizations, businesses must encourage and support artistic endeavors both internally and publicly.
For the most part, China’s New Philanthropy Regulations should be helpful for MNC donors
September 19 | Minji Xie, Research Analyst, China Center for Economics and Business | Comments (0)
Despite legitimate concerns about tightening controls on civil society, China’s new philanthropic regulations portend important improvements to problems long—plaguing corporate giving for foreign companies active in the country.
Growing Sustainable Communities Through Partnership and Disaster Relief
September 14 | Rob Vallentine, President and Executive Director, The Dow Chemical Company Foundation | Comments (0)
As the world has watched in shock at the wrath of Hurricane Harvey on life and property, we find hope in the strength of the human spirit and the healing power of working together. At Dow, we call this our “Human Element.” For our more than 52,000 employees worldwide, our focus year-round is on supporting sustainable communities—doing our part to make the communities where Dow people live and work healthy, vibrant, and resilient places to be.
The Conference Board Members Answer Call for Harvey Relief
September 12 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher and Associate Director, Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Members of The Conference Board’s Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy councils are responsible for at least $58 million in donations to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, according to data submitted to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Charitable Donations of Foreign Companies in China Drop Sharply: Will This Create Public Perception Problems for MNCs in China?
September 05 | Minji Xie, Research Analyst, China Center for Economics and Business | Comments (0)
Business is the predominant funder of China’s non-profit sector, providing upwards of 70 percent of its total funding. Foreign companies operating in China, termed “foreign-invested enterprises” (FIEs), have been significant contributors in the past. But FIE donations peaked in 2013, declined slightly in 2014, and then dropped sharply by 57.8 percent in 2015.