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Carnegie Council Interview with Alice Korngold on CSR, Board-Matching, and Fast Company

Submitted by: Korngold Consulting LLC

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Jul 27, 2009 – 09:04 AM EST


Jul. 27 /CSRwire/ - July 27, 2009 -- For the Carnegie Council's new podcast series on Ethics in Business, journalist Julia Kennedy interviewed Alice Korngold. Carnegie Council is "the voice for ethics in international policy." Listen here:

In this economy, companies seek to be more strategic in using their philanthropic and CSR programs for greater impact, while also striving to develop future leaders. As a result, businesses are recognizing the value of encouraging and supporting the involvement of their executives and professionals on nonprofit boards of directors. Through board involvement, companies and their candidates strengthen nonprofits and the communities they serve - globally, nationally, and regionally - while developing new leaders through dynamic board experiences.

Nonprofits consider this a great opportunity to access highly qualified business candidates from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. As nonprofits address challenging financial and strategic matters, business people who care about issues related to economic development, education, healthcare, and the environment have a great deal to offer.

Alice Korngold, President & CEO, Korngold Consulting LLC, has spent over 15 years working with major U.S. cities helping them to establish board training and placement programs. And she herself has trained and placed several hundred board candidates. Korngold's success with board-matching gained national acclaim when it was featured in a page one article of The Wall Street Journal (1999): "Nonprofit Broker Puts Corporate Hotshots Onto Charitable Boards."

Her book outlines best practices for companies, nonprofits, and board matchmakers in "Leveraging Good Will: Strengthening Nonprofits by Engaging Businesses," (Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Imprint, 2005), in addition to a chapter she authored in "Corporate Philanthropy at a Crossroads" (Indiana University Press, 1996). Numerous articles by and about Korngold can be found on her website

Korngold's Fast Company blog, usually featured on Fast Company's Leadership page and Ethonomics page, showcases the latest and best practices in CSR, nonprofit board governance, and innovations and partnerships. Blog address:

Korngold Consulting LLC consults to leading global corporations and trains and places senior executives and professionals on global, national, and regional nonprofit boards of directors. The firm also consults to the boards of directors of foundations and nonprofit organizations helping them to envision and achieve higher levels of organizational success.

For more information, please contact:

Alice Korngold President & CEO
Phone: 917.533.3301


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