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.
On Governance: Rethinking the Traditional “Three Lines of Defense” Risk Management Model
October 25 | Tim Leech, Managing Director, Global Services, Risk Oversight Inc. | Comments (0)
Tim Leech makes the case why there are more than three lines, and more than just “defense,” in effective risk management – and why the Institute of Internal Auditors should adjust course.
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.
On Governance: Time to Replace Nominating with Governance Committee
October 18 | Denise Kuprionis, President, The Governance Solutions Group, Senior Fellow, ESG Center | Comments (0)
Audit and compensation committees have already gone through alignment at many public companies. Now it is the nominating committee’s turn for reordering.