Can Organized Philanthropy Learn To Learn?
August 14 | Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation | Comments (0)
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 for Effective Organizations (GEO) posits that for foundations to make lasting progress towards the goals they share with their nonprofit partners and communities, they need to be learning all the time, discovering what is happening in their communities and how change is affecting the ability of nonprofits to do their work and reach their own goals.
Key Takeaways from a Decade of Millennial Research
August 07 | Jean Case, CEO, The Case Foundation | Comments (0)
Are millennials misunderstood? Over a decade of research from the Case Foundation has found that the characteristics with which millennials were previously branded—a quiet, inactive, insular group that did not engage with social causes and were often considered self-centered, lazy, and too concerned with their devices to think about anyone else—are false. Instead, millennials are thinking, acting, and living their lives like no other generation before them.
Creating Diverse and Inclusive Business: The Evolution of Employee Resource Groups
July 30 | Kelly Lynch, Brand and Content Specialist, Realized Worth | Comments (0)
Do Employee Resource Groups help employees promote activism and help guide the culture of a company? If not, better collaboration could help. There are three key building blocks companies should consider to promote organization-wide collaboration: Trust, Communication, and Shared Vision and Purpose.
On Governance: FAQ on Board Evaluations
July 25 | Denise Kuprionis, President, The Governance Solutions Group, Senior Fellow, ESG Center | Comments (0)
The following FAQ provides a helpful review of the steps needed to evolve the annual board development process.
Five Reasons Companies are Investing in Global Pro Bono
July 22 | Gavin Cepelak, Vice President for Global Pro Bono, PYXERA Global | Comments (0)
What are innovative ways that companies are generating social impact? New research from PYXERA Global suggests that for the first time, Global Pro Bono initiatives—corporate-sponsored human capital initiatives aligned to a company’s broader strategy—are being used by companies to generate social impact, ahead of leadership skills development and increased employee engagement.
On Governance: Board Evaluations – Time to Evolve Your Annual Process
July 19 | Denise Kuprionis, President, The Governance Solutions Group, Senior Fellow, ESG Center | Comments (0)
Directors don’t let management “just sit there.” The answer to knowing if your board is effective is having a meaningful board assessment process.
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.
NIRI President: Boards Paying More Attention to IROs
July 10 | ESG Center | Comments (0)
Investor relations executives or officers (IROs) are slowly starting to move on to public company boards and into the C-suite, according to Gary LaBranche, president and CEO of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI).
On Governance: President Trump’s Executive Order and Shareholder Engagement on Climate Change
July 03 | Nell Minow, Vice Chair, ValueEdge Advisors | Comments (0)
There is a great deal of evidence about the increasing sophistication of the assessments that investors, insurers, and others use in applying ESG indicators to evaluate risk and return. The President’s executive order brings the impact of climate change on retirement investments to the fore.