10 Ways to Improve Your Company’s Disaster Philanthropy
September 16 | Alex Parkinson, Communications Institute Co-Leader, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Is your company's disaster philanthropy strategy optimized? September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, the perfect time to review your strategy to ensure that your company is taking a holistic view of disaster preparedness, from long before a disaster hits to long after.
Five Ways Nonprofits Can Mitigate Potential Backlash Related To Their Boards and Wealthy Donors
September 09 | Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation | Comments (0)
Can nonprofits' high-profile board members be a liability? Many nonprofits are increasingly reliant on the treasures of wealthy individuals and their foundations to support basic services, programs and overhead. But board members and major donors should be acting in ways that are consistent with the nonprofit's culture and values, and potential issues should be exposed and explored in a thoughtful and transparent manner.
Q&A with James Sisco: Managing Social Risks
August 28 | James R. Sisco, Founder and CEO, ENODO Global | Comments (0)
Is your company threatened by population-based activities and negative public perception? Social risks are responsible for the removal of more CEOs in the past three years than in the past 30 years combined. Companies must realize and address their social risk exposure.
New WPI Research Reveals Why Feminist Giving is Better
August 21 | Kiersten Marek, Founder, Philanthropy Women | Comments (0)
Are women better philanthropists than men? new report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) finds that women’s foundations and funds donors—the vast majority of whom are women—are doing more with less, getting more impact with their philanthropy, and are less likely to be doing it for religious or tax shelter reasons.
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.
Currency Wars: What a CEO Should Prepare For
August 13 | Bart van Ark, Executive Vice President & Chief Economist, The Conference Board | Erik Lundh, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
In the coming months, global executives could find themselves trying to navigate an international currency market wherein both the USD and the RMB are competing in a ‘how low can you go’ devaluation game. This new battleground, if it fully manifests, could be more detrimental and problematic for global businesses than anything we’ve seen from the tariffs to date.
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.
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.