Companies Reflect on Doing Good and Doing Well, Go Riverwalk Magazine, March 2014

With the recent release of Giving USA’s philanthropy report, which indicates that companies gave over$18 billion to charities in 2012, companies and nonprofits can reflect on all of the good work done by corporate philanthropy.  Instilling a culture of corporate philanthropy often takes time, however these three philanthropy initiatives show how companies have turned “doing…

The Next Generation of Philanthropy: Engaging Millennials in Your Corporate Giving Efforts, PR News’ Corporate Social Responsibility Guidebook, July 2013

 The complex Millennial (also know as Generation Y) – the nonconforming 20-35 year old, tech-savvy, pop culture obsessed generation. They play by different rules and often times, want to create their own. To many they are frustrating, especially in the work force, but they are an untapped market with big potential. This generation of workers…

The New Generation of Service

Baby boomers, millennials, corporate employees, executives and students are responding to the national call for a new generation of service: Skilled-Based Volunteering (SBV). SBV is when company employees and/or individuals offer nonprofits their personal talents or professional competences to help organizations meet their demands. From the COO offering free strategic planning advice to the millennial…

Align Volunteer Programs with Your CSR Strategy – Volunteer Assignments

Sample Plate Series #3: When companies talk about having a corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy, we believe that corporate philanthropy and employee volunteerism can be incorporated with it. Our recent articles on how volunteer programs like Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) and Dollars for Doers can engage employees and still meet CSR initiatives is something…