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Silicon Valley Introduces Corporate Philanthropy 2.0

These days, donating a portion of one's own savings or company dollars to charity is to look at philanthropy in its most primitive…
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How Starbucks’ Jobs Campaign Missed the Point

Starbucks is being hailed for helping American small businesses with its new “Create Jobs for USA” campaign. But is Starbucks a real hero, promoting…
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Current Do-Good Business Climate Breathes New Life into Corporate Philanthropy

We have teamed up with Abbott to produce an article series on the future of corporate philanthropy. Please read the rest of the series…
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Corporations With Benefits

Since 2007, B Lab has been certifying companies that pledged to meet comprehensive standards for social and environmental performance (in addition to running…
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Five Companies that Make Philanthropy Work, and Make Work Philanthropy

Virtually all jobs these days at least offer you the opportunity to volunteer or get involved with causes at work--and most of us…
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Volcom’s Give Jeans a Chance Campaign Sparks Charitable Youth

We talked to Derek Sabori about Volcom's Give Jeans a Chance program, which is specifically focused on donating jeans to youth in need…
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Evolution of Philanthropy: Giving Your Products Away

Does this grant project mark the dawn of philanthropy 2.0? Or is it a handy tool for IBM to market its services to…
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The Role of Philanthropy in Recruitment: Working for a Corporation with a Heart

At the core, a prospective candidate wants a combination of priorities to be fulfilled at work: Constant learning, leadership opportunities, fair compensation, and…

One for One Makes Consumers Feel Like Philanthropists

In 2006, Blake Mycoskie started as a shoe company. He also started a movement. Well, at the very least, he trademarked a movement:…
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The Evolution of Corporate Philanthropy at Abbott

Abbott is a billion dollar multi-national healthcare company with products ranging from pharmaceuticals to nutritional supplements to medial devices. Though the company's core…