Novelis and FIRST Robotics: Long-Term Partnership Yields Mutual Benefits
February 12 | Alex Parkinson, Communications Institute Co-Leader, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Strategic partnerships with nonprofits are increasingly important to companies that understand the business case for community engagement. For Atlanta-based Novelis, a decade-long collaboration with FIRST has helped the company innovate and advance its diversity and inclusion goals.
With the Coronavirus Underway, Here are Six Steps for Business Leaders to Consider
February 06 | Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, Global CSR & Philanthropy Council and Corporate Social Responsibility Council; Council Director Corporate Citizenship & Community Engagement Council, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
With the World Health Organization declaring the Coronavirus outbreak a global health crisis and cases arising around the world, Jeff Hoffman, The Conference Board's Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Institute Leader, offers companies six steps they can take as they consider how to respond.
5 Corporate Social Responsibility Trends To Follow In 2020
January 27 | Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation | Comments (0)
2019 was a pivotal year in CSR and 2020 promises to bring more challenges and opportunities to the field including these developing global trends: searching for truth, achieving carbon neutrality, employee relations, pursuing purpose over passion, and looking for the next big thing.
Engaged Grantmaking: Collaborating with Communities
December 05 | Caroline McCoy, Program Officer, McCormick Foundation | Comments (0)
Does your grantmaking consider input from the communities it's intended to serve? Known as participatory grantmaking, this process helps shift traditional power imbalances that exist in philanthropy. For foundations, this could mean including grantees in priority setting, strategy development, and research, or having them sit on advisory councils or boards.
Not Enough! Giving for Women and Girls Totals $6.3 Billion in U.S.
November 26 | Kiersten Marek, Founder, Philanthropy Women | Comments (0)
Is the amount donated to nonprofit organizations focused on women and girls in the U.S. enough, given the focus on gender equality in our culture? At $6.3 billion, approximately 1.6 percent of all charitable giving, the answer appears to be no. By simply integrating gender equality into other giving areas, such as religion, which received $123.8 billion in 2016, we might see an uptick in gender equality movements.
Partnerships in the Public Interest: Best Practices for Building Successful Corporate-Nonprofit Relationships
November 21 | Dave Remund, Executive Director, University Communications and Marketing, Drake University | Brooke McKeever, Associate Dean of Research, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of South Carolina | Comments (0)
What makes corporate-nonprofit partnerships work? Interviews with representatives from both sides suggest it's about clarity at the outset, consistency in terms of having shared goals, and being comprehensive in terms of making an impact.
Q&A with Elizabeth Roscoe: Opportunity Beyond Borders
November 13 | Alex Parkinson, Communications Institute Co-Leader, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The Western Union Foundation has established a new goal to invest $15 million within three years, with a focus on empowering displaced and marginalized youth to succeed in today’s technology driven global economy. I recently spoke with Elizabeth Roscoe, Global Head, Corporate Brand and Purpose, and Executive Director, Western Union Foundation, about the investment. This is an excerpt of our conversation.
Should Nonprofits Be Required To Publicly Disclose Their Donors?
November 04 | Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation | Comments (0)
Would having nonprofits publicly disclose their donors help to maintain the integrity of the nonprofit community as it navigates recent scandals? With rare exceptions, nonprofit organizations are not required to disclose the names of their donors to the public. But these organizations are formed for the public benefit and are exempt from paying taxes on their income, so it might be time to expect increased transparency.
How Purpose Can Promote Job Satisfaction
October 29 | Alex Parkinson, Communications Institute Co-Leader, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Can companies boost job satisfaction by better incorporating purpose into their strategies and processes? The Conference Board’s latest job satisfaction report found that 53.7 percent of workers are satisfied with their jobs, but by adding strategies grounded in purpose, some of the job components with which workers are least satisfied could be improved.