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TOMS Shoes and the Spiritual Politics of Neoliberalism | Religion & Politics

(Kwaku Alston/TOMS)<p>Here they are, smiling and crying, the words catching in their throats as they place tiny shoes to the feet of tiny children. …

Why You Need A Strategy That Is Social, Not A Social Media Strategy

<b>Why You Need A Strategy That Is Social and not a Social Media Strategy</b><p>Brands, big businesses, small businesses that are planning to move into the …

Change.org Founder: Every Company Is a Social Good Company | Inc.com

Ben Rattray, founder of Change.org, had a clear message for the audience at the Inc. 5000 conference in Washington, D.C.: You may not realize it, Rattray told the room of entrepreneurs, but "every company is a social good company in some way." No matter what product or service you sell, you're …

Social Media

The CSR Officer: What if a Company Doesn't Have One?

As more companies realize the benefits of having an ambitious and transparent corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda, small and medium-sized …

Google Survey Reveals Patterns Of How We Donate Money Online

We’re used to a barrage of charitable solicitations around the holiday season. But among other findings, Google’s study shows that many people actually make giving decisions months before.<p>I spend most of my day in front of a computer screen. If a compelling nonprofit emails me or pops up in my …

When It Comes to CSR, Size Matters

<i>Does CSR only apply to sizable corporates?</i><p>Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is largely associated with big companies. They are more high profile and thus attract more media attention and they are particularly concerned to protect and enhance their reputations with the broader public as well as …

News and Advice

You’ve spent a great deal of time, effort and resources establishing your brick-and-mortar business at a location with plenty of foot traffic. But... …

Where Should the 'Responsibility' in CSR End?

<b>By Thomas Kolster</b><p>When a factory building in Bangladesh collapses, people start waving their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) banners, much in …

Businesses With a Social Conscience Reach a Tipping Point

To my undiscerning palette, a blueberry muffin made with King Arthur Flour doesn’t taste much different than any other muffin.<p>The 200-year old New …

Building Your Brand Through Philanthropy - Marketing Mojo for Small Business

Last week we talked about how some brands will base their brand values on the ideals of their founder or a prominent figure in their company. Often, …

7 Ways To Disrupt Your Industry

Massive disruption is coming, and the only question is whether your firm is going to cause it or fall victim to it. Here are 7 ways your firm can disrupt its own industry, raising the standards of customer experience and creating new opportunities for growth.<p>Massive disruption is coming, and the …

Customers

Why Happiness is Your Secret to Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How are happiness and productivity related? If you want to improve productivity, look no further than your mindset. Marcus Aurelius reminds us: "Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of …

Happiness

Jeff Skoll On How He Uses The Power Of Storytelling To Push For Change

For his whole philanthropic career, the eBay co-founder has harnessed compelling narrative to help inform and inspire a better future.<p>Editor’s Note<p>This is the latest entry in Catchafire‘s Generosity Series, a multi-month celebration and investigation of bold generosity with the goal of …

How Blake Mycoskie Got His Groove Back

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sometimes, being a social entrepreneur isn't enough.<p>When Blake Mycoskie launched TOMS in 2006, he inspired a new wave of social entrepreneurs with his company's buy one, give one model. Initially, TOMS would donate one pair of shoes for …

Entrepreneurship

Local performance 2.0 : Integrating corporate social and environmental measurement & management

The precept of “do no harm,” and even “doing good,” has long has been a key element in defining the responsibility of companies toward local …