We certainly don’t need to inform you how great the demand is for corporate giving. Our shared world is rife with want and chaos and emergencies. The need is everywhere. Worthy, urgent causes roar up literally overnight. And thankfully, there’s people like you, and organizations like yours, who jump in and help in big ways. Whether through grantmaking, employee donations or volunteer programs, the challenges are the same. How can you best mobilize your resources, generate maximal impact, and deliver that impact as quickly to the point of need?
As a company actively involved with Corporate Social Responsibility for more than 20 years, we’re often asked about significant changes, relative to our clients, that we’ve observed over that span. Interestingly, from our unique and intimate industry lens, the biggest developments have occurred most recently, within the last 18 months or so. Two changes in particular. First, the concept that corporations should be “responsible” to society is now a given.
by Gabe Rissman Co-Founder and President, YourStake.org
I rose to the podium, looked Exxon then-CEO Rex Tillerson in the eye, and spoke. “Why does Exxon fund climate-denying organizations, when you publicly support a carbon tax?” Tillerson deflected the question at the time: “we would never impinge on ALEC’s free speech.” D’oh. Two years later, in July 2018, Exxon ceased funding ALEC, the climate change denying organization I highlighted.
While difficult at the moment, the many conversations with my friends about money inspired me to explore a different path. Conversation after conversation, I started to chip away at what felt wrong about money, and we would talk about their “wish list” when it comes to finance. What came up again and again was the desire to feel smart about money decisions – “whatever I do should be easy to understand, available to all, convenient to do, and make me feel good and empowered.”
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We see it every single day. Both within our own company and those of our clients. The face of the workforce is changing. And so are the dynamics that motivate your employees to participate — or not — in corporate charitable giving programs.
ANDOVER, Mass., January 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- CyberGrants, the global leader in Agile Social Impact technology, announced record growth in 2018 on key Employee Engagement measures. The number of employees in the CyberGrants system and the number of gifts processed are both up significantly versus the previous year.
Welcome to GreenMoney’s January 2019 issue featuring the recently released “Report on US Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact Investing Trends”. Spend some time with these articles, based on the US SIF report, covering the multiple aspects of where the SRI industry has been and where it is headed. The numbers in the Trends Report are positive, as more investors, institutions and financial professionals understand that SRI is good for themselves, their clients, and all of us.