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.
Marketers Reluctantly Coming to Terms with their Role in Fake News Crisis
December 21 | Jeff Pundyk, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board Marketing and Communications Center | Comments (0)
As the practice of corporate citizenship and philanthropy expands to cover the breadth of a company's operations, new issues, such as fake news, become part of the CSR practioner's remit. A new study by the Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board (SNCR) shows that while marketers are now aware of their inadvertent participation, they are ambivalent about what ought to change—and are reluctant to alter their own business practices.
How Companies Can Recruit and Retain the Best and Most Diverse Workforces by Offering Board-Matching Programs
December 12 | Alice Korngold, Author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems...While Governments Cannot | Comments (0)
Employees are more likely to work and stay at companies that help match them to nonprofit boards in addition to providing funds to the nonprofits where they serve. This is one of the most powerful findings of Better World Leadership: The Nonprofit Board Leadership Study, released last month.
Companies Can, and Should, Address Sexual Misconduct No Matter Where It Happens
December 07 | Ariel Zwang, CEO, Safe Horizons | Comments (0)
The past few weeks have seen an extraordinary increase in awareness, and acknowledgement, that sexual assault, harassment, coercion, and improprieties happen in the workplace with appalling frequency, and that perpetrators must be held accountable by their employers and by society. I hope that it will now be much, much harder for any American workplace to turn a blind eye (or worse) when an employee raises such an allegation.
Entrepreneurs Are the New Aid in Africa
December 05 | 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)
The Conference Board’s Global CSR and Philanthropy Council met in Accra, Ghana, in November to discuss corporate social responsibility in sub-Saharan Africa.
What Does It Take to Build Strong Relationships?
November 28 | Amy Shields, Program Manager, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations | Comments (0)
Over the past 20 years, the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) community has championed the idea that strong relationships with nonprofit partners matter. GEO’s research shows that grantmakers who are more connected to their grantees are more likely to provide the type of support that nonprofits need to succeed — things like capacity-building support and multi-year, general operating support.
Award-Winning Examples of Companies Supporting the Arts
November 21 | Emily Peck, Vice President of Private Sector Initiatives, Americans for the Arts | Comments (0)
The arts are an economic driver. According to the Arts & Economic Prosperity study, released by Americans for the Arts, the nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion of economic activity during 2015, which comprised $63.8 billion in spending by arts and cultural organizations and an additional $102.5 billion in audience spending.