The nonprofit sector depends on the power of volunteers who share of themselves for the greater good, and any tool that makes it easier to support and encourage volunteerism is a winner to me! We also know that often our very best volunteers become loyal donors. This intersection of volunteering and giving is (more…)
My hometown is quite the hot spot for outdoor adventure. Chattanooga has been named one of the top bike-friendly cities in the United States by Bicycling magazine, a top “10 Dream Towns to Live Big, Play Hard, and Work (if you must)” by Outside magazine and called one of the “Best Adventure Towns in the U.S. to Live + Play” by National Geographic Adventure magazine. (more…)
What can we learn from nearly 100 businesses with more than 1.4 million employees contributing $230 million charitable dollars annually? America’s Charities set out to tackle this question in the recently released report: Snapshot: Trends and Strategies to Engage Employees in Greater Giving. The data reveals the largest shift in more than ten years as employers introduce strategies to engage employees more in giving.
To gain market share, does a business need to ‘do good’, ‘look-like-it-is-doing-good’ or does it even matter? This past week, CNBC aired Philanthropy, Inc., an hour-long analysis and case study of philanthropy as a business strategy, to bring attention to the complexity of private sector /non-profit partnerships.
Fact: Wal-Mart’s philanthropic leadership in the first days following Hurricane Katrina (outpacing the US government) catapulted Wal-Mart to #1 (more…)