New WPI Research Reveals Why Feminist Giving is Better
August 21 | Kiersten Marek, Founder, Philanthropy Women | Comments (0)
Are women better philanthropists than men? new report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) finds that women’s foundations and funds donors—the vast majority of whom are women—are doing more with less, getting more impact with their philanthropy, and are less likely to be doing it for religious or tax shelter reasons.
Can Organized Philanthropy Learn To Learn?
August 14 | Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation | Comments (0)
Is organized philanthropy really in a position to influence democracy, or does it need to get its own house in order first? A new book by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) posits that for foundations to make lasting progress towards the goals they share with their nonprofit partners and communities, they need to be learning all the time, discovering what is happening in their communities and how change is affecting the ability of nonprofits to do their work and reach their own goals.
Currency Wars: What a CEO Should Prepare For
August 13 | Bart van Ark, Executive Vice President & Chief Economist, The Conference Board | Erik Lundh, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
In the coming months, global executives could find themselves trying to navigate an international currency market wherein both the USD and the RMB are competing in a ‘how low can you go’ devaluation game. This new battleground, if it fully manifests, could be more detrimental and problematic for global businesses than anything we’ve seen from the tariffs to date.
Key Takeaways from a Decade of Millennial Research
August 07 | Jean Case, CEO, The Case Foundation | Comments (0)
Are millennials misunderstood? Over a decade of research from the Case Foundation has found that the characteristics with which millennials were previously branded—a quiet, inactive, insular group that did not engage with social causes and were often considered self-centered, lazy, and too concerned with their devices to think about anyone else—are false. Instead, millennials are thinking, acting, and living their lives like no other generation before them.
Creating Diverse and Inclusive Business: The Evolution of Employee Resource Groups
July 30 | Kelly Lynch, Brand and Content Specialist, Realized Worth | Comments (0)
Do Employee Resource Groups help employees promote activism and help guide the culture of a company? If not, better collaboration could help. There are three key building blocks companies should consider to promote organization-wide collaboration: Trust, Communication, and Shared Vision and Purpose.
Five Reasons Companies are Investing in Global Pro Bono
July 22 | Gavin Cepelak, Vice President for Global Pro Bono, PYXERA Global | Comments (0)
What are innovative ways that companies are generating social impact? New research from PYXERA Global suggests that for the first time, Global Pro Bono initiatives—corporate-sponsored human capital initiatives aligned to a company’s broader strategy—are being used by companies to generate social impact, ahead of leadership skills development and increased employee engagement.
What's Really Going on with American Consumers?
July 22 | Steve Odland, President and CEO, The Conference Board, Inc. | Denise Dahlhoff, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Consumer Research, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Too many retailers are shutting down: 2019 just hit its halfway point, but already the number of planned retail store closings has exceeded the total for all of 2018.
Atlanta Communities Show Benefits of Long-Term Collaboration
July 16 | Tony Tapia, Program Director, Philanthropy & Engagement Council | Comments (0)
What can be achieved when businesses, nonprofits, and governments come together to create solutions for local communities? Two examples in Atlanta, City of Refuge and East Lake, are demonstrating how long-term collaboration can deliver benefits across the board.