Corporate Philanthropy

Most corporations make monetary or other donations to charities and non-profit projects in their community. Unstructured philanthropy is often considered a “first step” in building a robust corporate social responsibility (CSR) program. As a program evolves, philanthropy can be used more strategically and ultimately can be seen as returning many benefits to the company as well as the community at large. On this page are a collection of recent articles and information devoted to the subject.

13 Startups That Are Giving Back to the Community

These 13 startups are exceeding expectations, all while giving back to the community in the form of charitable and social work.

The Year Ahead in Philanthropy: 2017 Trends to Watch

Giving is on track for continued growth in 2017. Learn about the factors contributing to this growth and trends to watch over the…

Is This the End of the Charity Gala?

As millennials flood the workplace seeking more hands-on engagement with community organizations, the traditional charity gala is quickly becoming a relic of "old…

Why We Work for Something Greater: 4 Ways to Find Your Company’s Cause

From the smallest of children to the most powerful of CEOs, we're all dreamers. I dreamt of creating an agency built around people…

The One-for-One Business Model Carries Benefits Beyond Retail

The one-for-one business method counts retail companies such as Toms and Warby Parker among its success stories. But the model can — and…

Extended Stay America Offers Shelter to Cancer Patients

Through a new partnership with the American Cancer Society, Extended Stay America is making treatment a little easier for the millions of folks…

JPMorgan Chase Wants to Help Small Businesses Owned by Minorities and Women

JPMorgan Chase is committing $75 million to support women-, minority- and veteran-owned small businesses over next three years.

The Evolution of Collaborative Corporate Giving & CSR

What role do companies play in partnering with nonprofits to engage in collaborative giving? And what's the impact on employees and society at…

Pushing the Culture of Progressive Luxury Brands

For Tom Roberts and Absolut Elyx, purpose is transforming the vodka category and doing something to mitigate the global water crisis.

Little Bets Can Have Big Impact in Corporate Philanthropy

In his book "Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries," Charles Sims says these little bets -- experimental, iterative, trial-and-error approaches…

Small Cash Donations Can Pay Dividends for the Rural Poor

Modest cash transfers of $1,000 or less can have a huge impact on developing communities, providing a massive return on philanthropic investment.

How Volunteering Can Strengthen Your Company

Volunteering can do more than make you feel good. It can help strengthen your company.

Trump Foundation More of a Slush Fund Than a Charity

A closer look at the Trump Foundation reveals it operates less like a charity and more like legal fund.

How the Clinton Global Initiative Changed the World By Changing Corporate Philanthropy

This week, the Clinton Global Initiative convened top leaders from business, government, and civil society for the 12th and final time. In this…

Investigation of Trump’s ‘Charity’ Results in More Bigotry

Last week, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched an investigation into the Trump Foundation -- unleashing a wave of anti-Semitic comments from…