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Ring Out the Old
By Elva Lima on January 20, 2012 | No Comment
Ring Out the Old

A couple of weeks ago, Americans across the country rang in the New Year with excitement and hopes for the future. New Year’s Day is a time to make resolutions, think about ways to …

School is Out – Now Change the World
By Susan Carey Dempsey on July 13, 2011 | No Comment
School is Out – Now Change the World

There was a time when summer vacations gave young people a chance to do something creative, to stretch their imaginations or see where their ambitions might lead them. That could mean anything from weaving a …

A Brighter Future for Women – One Stitch at a Time
By Susan Carey Dempsey on May 9, 2011 | No Comment
A Brighter Future for Women – One Stitch at a Time

This week, onPhilanthropy goes back to our roots, reconnecting with Tamara Backer Tepper, who led Changing Our World’s corporate social engagement division for several years. Before leaving New York for Singapore, where her husband Jason …

Social Media and CSR: Are We There Yet? New White Paper Social Media and CSR: Are We There Yet? New White Paper

Social media is almost a given. With over 141 million Americans on Facebook and over 600 million worldwide, according to, 31 million on Twitter, and 100 million on LinkedIn, it is rare to convene …

The Votes are in for WOW: Women of Worth
By Susan Carey Dempsey on November 20, 2010 | No Comment
The Votes are in for WOW: Women of Worth

Do you think she’s worth it? Oh yes, the public has spoken: the winner of the WOW: Women of Worth Award is Taryn Davis, who was awarded $25,000 for her charity – The American Widow Project.
 L’Oreal …

Employee Engagement Can Deliver Greater Impact from CSR
By Elliot Carmean and Sarah Hahn on November 16, 2010 | 3 Comments
Employee Engagement Can Deliver Greater Impact from CSR

Image by American Red Cross Oregon Trail Chapter via Flickr

Do you think that your company is too small to become involved in Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives? In addition to being a good corporate member of …

Carol Cone: Cause Marketing Is Dead (It’s All About ‘Purpose’)
By Tom Watson on November 8, 2010 | 2 Comments
Carol Cone: Cause Marketing Is Dead (It’s All About ‘Purpose’)

When the mother of cause marketing declares that “cause marketing as we know it is dead,” it’s time to pay attention. So said Carol Cone last week as she introduced the fourth annual Good Purpose …

Give More, Gain More: Charity Aids Personal and Professional Growth
By Ronn Torossian on October 29, 2010 | One Comment
Give More, Gain More: Charity Aids Personal and Professional Growth

I am often asked if certain charitable initiatives will help companies make more, or be portrayed better and my professional answer is always: Only if you are dedicated to it and really believe in it.

Cure-alls for Lagging Employee Engagement: Experts Share their Secrets
By Elisabeth Anderson on May 17, 2010 | 3 Comments
Cure-alls for Lagging Employee Engagement: Experts Share their Secrets

Employee engagement program feeling a bit tired?  Participation rates remaining flat?  Same people showing up to volunteer? You’re not alone.  As winning as employee engagement may be as a concept, implementation has its hurdles and …

Craigslist, Corporate Revenues, and Charitable Intent
By Tom Watson on May 4, 2010 | One Comment
Craigslist, Corporate Revenues, and Charitable Intent

Quite the intense philanthropic discussion around Craigslist, the popular and vast online classified network founded by Craig Newmark more than a decade ago: The New York Times reports the founding of the Craigslist Charitable Fund, …

Win-Win-Win-Win Philanthropy: Corporate Philanthropists, Advertisers, Marketers & Nonprofits Must Work Together to Achieve Maximum Impact
By Maureen Flynn on December 23, 2009 | No Comment

Corporate philanthropy trends are showing an increasingly significant amount of overlap among cause marketing, corporate philanthropy, public relations and CSR -  unsurprisingly so, as companies continue to recognize their potential to receive recognition not only …

The IRS & Corporate Governance
By Susan Carey Dempsey on December 13, 2009 | No Comment
The IRS & Corporate Governance

Since the IRS released its new version of the form 990, which now includes an entire section of questions regarding corporate governance, some have inquired as to why the IRS has now chosen to focus more attention on corporate governance issues. Section 501(c) non-profit organizations, trade associations, and charities are all subject to the new reporting and special attention by the IRS.

Cool, Composed and Creative: Taking Partnership to the Next Level
By Shikha Dalal on December 11, 2009 | No Comment

As the philanthropic industry evolves, there is a new fascination with the emerging trends and the creative partnership ideas that are produced by corporations and nonprofits alike. We see it in our inboxes each day, …

News Briefing: Kidnappers Want $2 Million For Darfur Aid Workers
By Kate Golden on July 14, 2009 | No Comment

Kidnappers of two female aid workers in Sudan's Darfur region have demanded $2 million for their release.  [Reuters]

State Farm, Bank of America, Pepsi and other sponsors increase the money they plan to give to charities …

News Briefing: Messages With a Mission, Embedded in TV Shows
By Kate Golden on April 2, 2009 | No Comment

The Gates Foundation will spread health-related messages in television shows through a deal with Viacom.  [New York Times]

The U.S. donates more than 16,000 tons of rice to Myanmar cyclone survivors.  [Reuters]

Wal-Mart donates $423 million in …

The Tax Law of Associations
By Tom Watson on April 1, 2009 | No Comment
The Tax Law of Associations

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News Briefing: General Motors Ends Funding for PBS Filmmaker Ken Burns
By Kate Golden on March 11, 2009 | No Comment

General Motors, curtailing corporate sponsorships, ends its 22-year relationship with documentary maker Ken Burns.  [Detroit News]

Dancers at American Ballet Theater have agreed to eliminate the company's pension contributions and the dancers' vacation pay in 2009.  …

News Briefing: Charities Now Seek Bankruptcy Protection
By Kate Golden on February 20, 2009 | No Comment

Nonprofit groups file to reorganize or liquidate themselves under the bankruptcy code.  [New York Times]

A new Novartis malaria drug, partially funded by the Gates Foundation, tastes like cherries.  [Associated Press]

Nonprofit theaters cut staff and expand …

News Briefing: Credit Crisis Is Leaving Charities Low on Cash
By Kate Golden on January 26, 2009 | No Comment

Hundreds of charities are caught in the credit crunch as banks reduce their lines of credit at a time when nonprofits' services are needed more than ever.  [New York Times]

Cultural leaders urge the Obama administration …

News Briefing: Bill Clinton to Name Donors as Part of Obama Deal
By Kate Golden on December 1, 2008 | No Comment

Bill Clinton agrees to disclose the names of more than 200,000 donors to his foundation as part of an agreement with Barack Obama that clears Hillary Clinton to become secretary of state.  [New York Times]

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