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Posted: Oct 07, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Getting a solid return on investment and helping communities grow through grant making and innovation is all possible with community foundations.
Annie Rhodes serves as the Director, Foundation Strategy in the MicroEdge division of Blackbaud. In this role, Annie helps philanthropic organizations leverage technology to optimize how they manage their giving and improve collaboration with funding partners and grant recipients. As part of this, Annie led the development of Blackbaud Outcomes™, a technology solution that helps funders and nonprofits track and measure the results of their giving programs.
Posted: Oct 03, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
As this great article on Forbes points out, ‘your actions + what others say about you = your reputation’. It’s a formula that I tell all my jobseeker clients to write on a brightly colored sticky note and pin to their desktop. Why? Because your reputation is your currency and it has a major impact on your employability – especially in the social media era.
Posted: Sep 30, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Meet the new disruptors: social innovators.
Posted: Sep 28, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Since launching our award-winning Soar with Reading program in 2011, JetBlue has provided more than $2.25 million worth of books to children in need throughout our network. This is no small feat. Countless crewmembers, community leaders and customers have helped as we set out to encourage kids’ imaginations to take flight through reading.
Posted: Sep 23, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
In April 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a request for public comment regarding the modernization of certain business and financial disclosure requirements under Regulation S-K as part of its ongoing “Disclosure Effectiveness Initiative.” Under Regulation S-K, reporting companies must disclose non-financial information that is material to investors.
Posted: Sep 21, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Since the Wright brothers, planes have been running on fossil fuel – that’s 100 years of using the same energy source. Just as the term “fossil” implies, the externalities from this form of fuel means there is need for rethinking. Investments in renewable energy are needed for a more sustainable future, especially in the aviation industry.
Posted: Sep 14, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
When I was young, my parents taught me that helping other people is a part of life—if you’re fortunate enough to have, you should give to people who don’t. That’s why I believe that as business owners, it’s our responsibility to give back to our communities. But, managing corporate giving can be a full-time job, and that may mean that it’s time to create a separate entity to facilitate it.
Posted: Sep 09, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Today one of the key challenges most companies face is being able to scale rapidly while still keeping their innovative startup edge. Startups have less decision-makers making it easier to take the risks needed to remain as innovative as possible. As these companies start to grow, they often experience a downturn in innovation as management layers increase.
Posted: Sep 06, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Your employees, consumers, shareholders and others are demanding more corporate responsibility (CR) information from companies, but they probably aren’t reading your CR report. As expectations continue to increase around transparency and responsibility, there remains a disconnect. Although 88 percent of global consumers say they want companies to tell them what they’re doing to operate more responsibly, only 25 percent report they’ve read a CR report in 2015. Want your report to get noticed and read? Here are three tips to increase engagement, accessibility and relevancy of your next report.
Posted: Aug 31, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
With low oil prices continuing to foster uncertainty in Canada’s resources sector, the value of the Canadian dollar has declined rapidly, reaching a thirteen year low in January when it traded at $0.68 cents USD. While the dollar has rebounded since that time, exchange rate fluctuations are expected to continue to affect many Canadian companies throughout the remainder of 2016. Particularly hard hit are food and beverage manufacturers that import goods or source products from the United States. Not only are they dealing with an unpredictable dollar, increasing commodity prices continue to squeeze profit margins.
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