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Nonprofit Risk Management Report a Must-Read for Nonprofit Boards and Execs

Share227<p>Share268<p>Tweet4<p>Email<p>Shares 499<p>March 15, 2016; Politico New York<p>In an insightful report from SeaChange Capital Partners and Oliver Wyman …

What the Rise of Skills-Based Volunteering Means for Nonprofits

<b>The market value of the project deliverable</b>, either through the value of the skilled volunteer’s time (avg. $150 / hour) or the going rate for that …

How Nonprofits Can Get Past Technology Culture Shock

We are in the midst of a major technology revolution and succeeding in this revolution does not mean consuming additional technology, or as many of …

Involver- Social Volunteering: An App That Brings Together Humanitarians, The Gamification Way

6 min read<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>A barrier that those looking to give back to the community most often face is not knowing how and where to start. Even for corporations, while corporate social responsibility (CSR) is gaining ground, …

Entrepreneurship

The Gender Gap in Charitable Giving

Studies show that women are more likely to donate than men, and to donate more<p>Many nonprofits have never tailored fundraising efforts to reach women. Here, in black and white, are a few reasons why they should:<p>Women are more likely to give, and to give more, than men in similar situations. Our …

Gender Equality

5 Ways to Integrate Social Good Into Your Business

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, it's not enough for your company to have a good product, excellent customer service or a fantastic employee benefits package. That’s all expected, and your competitors probably stack up evenly on those criteria.<p>What can …

Employee Engagement

5 Ways to Be Charitable on a Budget

If you're short on time or money, it's still possible to help people in need -- and even develop a plan to give year-round.<p>It's worth taking a look at how Americans give. The Chronicle of Philanthropy's latest analysis of charitable giving based on state-by-state tax data noted that America's …

5 Nonprofit Predictions for 2016

Predictions are a tricky thing. They're mostly comprised of strong currents of the present, past habits and a big dose of educated guessing. When it comes to nonprofits, there's also an element of hopefulness that's thrown in, at least in my list of predictions for 2016.<p>2015 has seen much …

How to give the most bang for your buck this Christmas

'Tis the season for giving, but where is the money better spent – eradicating polio or combating climate change? A movement called effective altruism has the answer<p>Steve Jobs, who dedicated his life to building what is now the most valuable company in the world, never saw creating wealth as his …

3 Ways Leaders Can Maximize Year-End Giving

As 2015 comes to a close, companies and the leaders who run them are finalizing the details for year-end giving campaigns, and that giving is growing. According to Giving USA’s annual report on philanthropy, total charitable giving to nonprofit organizations in 2014 was more than $358 billion — an …

Nonprofits and Startups Aren't As Different As You'd Think

Fundraising and increased visibility are two of many facets of any successful business. Whether you're a nonprofit battling poverty or a scrappy retailer peddling T-shirts, an online presence and interaction with technology is increasingly vital.<p>Nonprofits that want to raise funds as well as …

Thrift vs. Spending: Navigating the Paradox of Nonprofit Branding

Branding is never easy, but nonprofit branding poses special challenges.<p>Potential partners, team members, donors and advocates can have wildly …

Advertising Industry

Another Data Point for Performance Reviews: Employee Volunteering

As corporate volunteerism becomes an increasingly important part of the work experience, companies are coming up with new ways to embrace …

13 ways to make your unpaid project actually pay off

As I got off the video call, I couldn't believe what was happening to me. After less than an hour of talking about project deliverables like …

Employment

How to Make Your Business More Socially Responsible

The landscape of corporate social responsibility is changing. Will your business be able to keep up?<p>Corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs have been around for decades, but they've changed considerably over the years.<p>"Here's the thing: CSR is sort of dying, thankfully," says Don Tapscott, …

CSR

Are You Prepared for What the Future of Business Looks Like?

The CEOs of Alibaba, IBM and General Motors predict how the business world will be transformed in the years to come.<p>The future is a funny thing: It's impossible to predict.<p>Or is it?<p>Chief executives at some the world's most well-known companies recently gathered at the Clinton Global Initiative and …

General Motors

The Long-Term Case for Corporate Social Responsibility

DOMINIC BARTON: Do companies have a social responsibility other than being as profitable as possible?

Corporate Social Responsibility

When E.M. Forster urged us to "only connect" in Howards End, his great 1910 novel, he was addressing our very human need for understanding that we are never truly alone in the world, that our actions have consequences, that our well-being depends on how we treat each other.<p>Over 100 years later, in …

A roadmap for corporate social responsibility

“No great thing is created suddenly.” It’s as true today in San Francisco as it was in first-century Greece (hat tip to Epictetus). In fact, it’s the …

What ‘Sustainability’ Means and Why You Should Care

Sustainability is about economic growth, ecological balance, and social progress.<p>When I tell people I write about sustainability I often get blank stares. Some people will pretend to know what that means, and others will blurt out the question: what IS that?<p>I tried asking people what the word …

Sustainability

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Hundreds of Volunteers Join Largest Pro Bono Service Event in D.C. Area – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 19 /CSRwire/ - As part of today’s Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker …

How Do You Create A Sense Of Purpose In A Giant Company?

Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the largest privately-held organizations in the U.S., is on a mission to define and strengthen its …

Warby Parker

The Advisory Board Company Advances Commitment to Public Health through BUILD Challenge – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 21 /CSRwire/ - As part of its commitment to building a healthier world, The Advisory Board Company recently became a partner …

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and The Corporation for National & Community Service to Honor Corporate Mentoring Champions – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 20 /CSRwire/ - On January 29, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) and the Corporation for National and …

Will Unilever become the world's largest publicly traded B corp?

Guardian sustainable business,Business,Corporate social responsibility,Environment,Richard Branson,Davos 2015,Ethical business<p>After Natura was certified as the first publicly listed B Corp in December, Unilever CEO Paul Polman says his company is considering pursuing the status

CSR

Why It's Crucial for Your Company to Give Back

Philanthropy is essential for big businesses--but perhaps even more important for your small business. Here's why.<p>If you polled every entrepreneur in the U.S., nearly 100 percent would say that giving back is important. But if you asked how many of them have philanthropy programs in place, you'd …

Nonprofits

6 Innovative Women to Watch in 2015

Magazine Contributor<p>This story appears in the January 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>In fields as varied as robotics, finance, biomedical engineering and education, these innovators have taken a decidedly humanistic approach to effecting positive change. It’s a benevolent form of leadership …

Pew Research Center

3 Big Data Trends Nonprofits Should Take Advantage of This Year

Have No Fear, The B Corp Handbook is Here. B Storytelling Puts it to the Test.

(3BL Media and Just Means) - I’m a solopreneur and I want to belong. I want to belong to the B Corp movement where companies like Method, Etsy, …