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Posted: Oct 21, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Rachel Hutchisson is Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Blackbaud, a leading technology company that equips and connects the worldwide social good community, providing cloud-based and on premise financial, fundraising, grant-making and administrative software for individuals, nonprofits, foundations and corporations.
Posted: Oct 19, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
It’s no secret that corporations are now expected to do more than just offer safe, effective products at affordable prices. Today’s consumers scrutinize both how a company makes its money and how it spends it. Expectations expand far beyond the token do-gooding characteristic of traditional Corporate Social Responsibility programs; people want to know the impact that brands are having on social issues, and whether a company’s workplace conditions, environmental policies, and materials sourcing align with its publicly stated values.
Posted: Oct 12, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
In this article, Michael McManus of Asia Pulp and Paper reflects on the crucial role of the private sector in the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the global challenges they seek to address.
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.
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