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.
Why Disaster Giving Needs Change Today—For A Better Tomorrow
October 22 | Kelly Beckner, Senior Partnerships Manager, GlobalGiving | Comments (0)
Airbnb gives consumers choice. Lyft can get you anywhere, anytime. TOMS makes your purchase count for two. Today’s companies significantly impact consumer behavior, from what you do to how you do it, and everything in between. The corporate role in disaster philanthropy—and influence over consumer and employee giving trends—is no different.
How’s My Driving? The Value of Learning from Peers
October 14 | Jeff Sunshine, Program Officer and Manager, Children, Families, and Communities Program, David and Lucile Packard Foundation | Comments (0)
Learning and knowledge sharing are important topics in philanthropy. By adopting a learning orientation and exchanging knowledge with others, grantmakers can better position themselves to address the complex problems they’re working to solve today.
6 Things CEOs Must Demand From Washington In 2020
October 08 | Steve Odland, President and CEO, The Conference Board, Inc. | Comments (0)
A policy agenda for how America's chief executives can help sustain capitalism
Q&A with Reeta Roy: Building a Generation of Entrepreneurs in Ghana
October 07 | Alex Parkinson, Communications Institute Co-Leader, The Conference Board | Reeta Roy, President and CEO, Mastercard Foundation | Comments (0)
What are the hallmarks of an effective program to promote youth education in Africa? According to Reeta Roy, CEO and President of the Mastercard Foundation, no one organization can address the issue alone—partnerships are critical. Achieving bold transformation means bringing together the right leaders and organizations to build on existing momentum in countries like Ghana.
Cost of Frequent Mega Disasters Raising the Stakes for Corporations
September 30 | Kitty Dumas, Manager, Ryder Charitable Foundation | Comments (0)
Corporations are critical to disaster philanthropy, not just because of the dollars they provide. They are often more nimble than governments in reacting to disasters, providing dollars and services minus the red tape. The Ryder Charitable Foundation, a Disaster Responder member of the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, is taking the lessons of 25 years in disaster philanthropy and applying them to recent challenges.
Making Intangibles Tangible: The Benefits of Measuring Intangible Assets
September 26 | James Gregory, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
There are certain basic concepts, such as intangible assets, that as a manager you should know well. Why? Because intangibles are meaningful and material to your business at many different levels, and yet you cannot rely on accounting to help manage them because intangibles are not on your company’s balance sheet unless they have been acquired.