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
Global Consumer Confidence: Despite Rising Anxieties, Consumers Remain Steadfast (Q3 2019)
October 07 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
The discrepancy between how CEOs view economic prospects (gradually worse) and how consumers continue to feel economically (positive overall) has never been bigger. Which markets have gained and lost confidence the most since the previous quarter? What consumer concern has grown the most? What can we expect for the road ahead? Find out in this conversation featuring The Conference Board’s Chief Economist, Bart van Ark, and Denise Dahlhoff, Senior Researcher focused on consumer topics.
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)
The Mastercard Foundation recently announced its Young Africa Works strategy in Ghana, an initiative that aims to enable three million young people to access dignified and fulfilling work by 2030. In this Q&A, the Mastercard Foundation’s President and CEO Reeta Roy discusses Young Africa Works in more detail.
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.
Beyond the Usual Suspects: Community Feedback for Funders
September 24 | Seema Shah, Founder and Principal, CommVeda | Comments (0)
Become a funder and suddenly you're the funniest, smartest, and best-looking person in the room. But what if a simple joke like this reveals an underlying truth about inherent power dynamics that exist between funders, nonprofits, and constituents? Funders need to realize that the perspectives of individuals and communities who are directly affected by issues can be quite different that those of nonprofits.
Overlooked on economy? Rising paychecks for blue-collar workers are shrinking the wage gap
September 18 | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Monthly reports on the number of new jobs and the unemployment rate can drown out important trends like these two: After four decades of worsening, wage inequality has started shrinking. And in a twist, America’s blue-collar workers are playing the biggest role in driving that reversal.
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.