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By Pete Karns, VP Operations
Over $5 Billion is raised through workplace giving annually. But today’s workforce has evolved to expect more options and transparency from your corporate giving programs. When charitable choice is given, employee participation increases. But how do you align your preferred causes with current NPO partners such as the United Way, with expanded choices employees are looking for? How can you offer the greatest choice, maximize matching opportunities, and still align preferred causes?
As CSR is finally settling in and finding its place in the business world, everyone from the C-Suite on down are realizing that they can play a significant role to address these challenges. How do you make CSR champions at your organization?
by Debra Schwartz Managing Director, MacArthur Foundation
Often, the most compelling impact investments are made, not found.
I have used that phrase over the years to describe how foundations and other impact-focused investors use “catalytic capital” to support social and environmental progress. These patient, flexible, “catalytic” investments are able to take on more risk and/or accept a lower return than commercial capital in order to finance gains that would not otherwise be possible.
A Conversation with Farmworker Justice and Vista Community Clinic
In the months since the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the well-being of immigrant populations is a growing concern for city and state governments, civil society organizations, and private foundations. In February, over 200 foundation leaders signed a statement condemning the immigration restrictions put in place by the new administration. Organizations like the Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr.
In today's ever-changing world of giving, more and more types of grantmaking software are emerging in the marketplace. While it's always great to have options, it's important to truly understand which grantmaking software is right for your needs. That's why we've created a software considerations checklist to help you make informed decisions to get the most out of your grantmaking solution.
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The National Geographic Society has announced this year's class of Emerging Explorers, a group of scientists, conservationists and educators still early in their careers whose work is already pushing the boundaries of their chosen fields. The class consists of 13 young scientists, each of whom will receive a grant of $10,000 to support continued research and exploration.
For most of the modern era, corporate giving and individual passions have been mostly siloed, as employee programs focused more on encouraging people to give to charities chosen by the company. Now, companies are beginning to embrace “The Power of And,” which encompasses both vertical and horizontal engagement. That’s the scenario where the vertical pillars or specific charities in a company’s social responsibility strategy are complemented by a more horizontal or grassroots focus powered by the passions and interests of its people.
Want to get more engagement in your workplace giving program?
Has your company made a commitment to workplace giving, employee engagement or simply doing Good? If so, you may have already discovered it’s not always easy to achieve the goals you set out. Especially in a workplace that will soon be dominated by millennials, the rules of the game have shifted and you could probably use a revised rulebook right about now.