Global Corporate Volunteer Leaders Meet in Germany
November 14 | Jeff Hoffman, Leader, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Center and Program Director, Global CSR & Philanthropy Council and Corporate Social Responsibility Council, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Data privacy regulations challenge the growth of virtual volunteer technologies, but companies that can navigate these challenges stand to improve employee engagement opportunities. At the World Volunteer Conference and Global Corporate Volunteer Council in Germany, companies discovered how technology can help them respond to the demands of their employees for meaningful volunteer engagements.
It’s Time for the Arts to Rally Around Standardized Outcomes
November 07 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher and Director, Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The majority of companies do not measure standardized outcomes related to arts, despite the fact that doing so would help them show the effect of arts support on company objectives. The Impact Genome Project®, an initiative of Mission Measurement, provides a framework for standardized outcomes in the arts sector that companies should be utilizing to understand their contributions’ effectiveness.
The Conference Board: Insights from 75 Years of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy Leadership
November 06 | Sophia A. Muirhead, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, The Conference Board | Jeff Hoffman, Leader, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Center and Program Director, Global CSR & Philanthropy Council and Corporate Social Responsibility Council, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
In the depths of World War II, The Conference Board began keeping track of corporate contributions activity, generating a record that became a bi-annual, and later, an annual report on corporate contributions. Seventy-five years later, business continues to be at the forefront of corporate philanthropy and corporate citizenship. The Conference Board remains at the center of this activity, while striving to foster collaborations that measure the outputs of corporate giving.
Q&A with Rhoden Monrose: Engaging Young Professionals on Associate Boards of Nonprofit Organizations
October 30 | Rhoden Monrose, Founder and CEO, CariClub | Alice Korngold, Author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems...While Governments Cannot | Comments (0)
Companies promoting associate board experience for their young workers can cultivate leadership skills and loyalty among early and mid-career employees. Young employees want a level of social impact engagement that they find meaningful and accessible in the workplace. Providing that opportunity helps companies solve one of their biggest challenges: attracting and retaining the workforce of the future.
Nonprofit Board Experience Develops Employees for Leadership
October 12 | Alice Korngold, Author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems...While Governments Cannot | Comments (0)
Eighty percent of people who serve on nonprofit boards describe themselves as better leaders, the result of developing skills like board governance, networking, strategic planning, and communication. By supporting meaningful leadership and community engagement, companies that promote nonprofit board service help to grow employees’ value to the company.
eBay Revitalizing Main Street by Helping Small Businesses Thrive Locally and Sell Globally
October 11 | Chris Librie, Head of Impact and Giving, eBay | Comments (0)
Retail is increasingly online, but nearly 75 percent of small businesses don’t have any e-commerce presence and less than 2 percent export, making it difficult for them to thrive in local—sometimes depressed—markets. Retail Revival, a new initiative from eBay, helps small businesses in Akron, OH, Lansing, MI, and Wolverhampton, UK, take their products to the global market. Retail Revival is a community program that draws on the strengths of the company—an example other companies could follow.
Arts & Business Partnerships Continue to Strengthen Both Sectors, Research Finds
October 10 | Emily Peck, Vice President of Private Sector Initiatives, Americans for the Arts | Comments (0)
Nearly a quarter of companies expect to increase their funding for the arts in the next 12 months, and only seven percent expect to decrease arts funding. Companies can use the arts to improve the economy and quality of life in communities and to foster creativity in their workforce. Partnerships with arts organizations provide interesting opportunities for companies to engage employees, promote diversity, and drive innovation.
Research Finds Nonprofit Board Experience Changes Employee Behaviors
October 09 | Alice Korngold, Author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems...While Governments Cannot | Comments (0)
Employees who participate in nonprofit board service change the way they work by becoming more cognizant of the value of diversity and inclusion. Having experience on boards, these employees typically listen more carefully to different views, create more inclusive teams or committees, and make more inclusive hiring decisions. Companies should promote nonprofit board service as a way to develop more inclusive leaders.