In President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, he called on business to be a force for good through the strong and fair treatment of employees.
"This year I plan to lift up the many businesses who've figured out that doing right by their workers ends up being good for their shareholders, their customers and their communities, so that we can spread those best practices across America."
We all know that skills-based volunteering is a great idea for companies, its people and, most importantly, the nonprofits that deliver critical services every day to our communities. Still, whether you’re excited to bring a skills-based volunteer program to your company, become a skills-based volunteer yourself or find professionals to help move your nonprofit organization to the next stage, it can be hard to figure out how to take that first step in making SBV a truly effective resource for you!
As nonprofits around the world struggle to fund their services, they face greater competition and fewer resources. In this Q&A, Herman B. “Dutch” Leonard, Harvard Business School professor and faculty chair of Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management, discusses how economic stress on governments around the world and tougher fiscal policies are putting nonprofits of all sizes to the test.