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.

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The Future of Employee Benefits: Employee Giving Programs

Research suggests the presence of corporate philanthropy programs have the potential to increase revenue by up to 20 percent, reduce staff turnover by…
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General Mills Leverages Skills-Based Volunteerism Across the Globe

General Mills' commitment to volunteerism is an inspiring example of a global company taking action locally to make a difference. TriplePundit spoke with…
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How the Chicago Charity Challenge Reinvents Corporate Giving

The Chicago Charity Challenge is the only corporate giving initiative that harnesses the competitive spirit to maximize employee engagement.
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The State of Corporate Goodness: 2016 and Beyond

Last month in San Diego, business leaders from the U.S. and Canada gathered to discuss the future of corporate philanthropy.
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5 Hidden Benefits of ‘One for One’ Business Giving

One-for-one programs are great for the world (and great for external marketing purposes), but their greatness reaches far beyond this overt impact. Dig…
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Lush Campaign Tells Syrian Refugees: You Are Welcome

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics joined with the International Rescue Committee, a nonprofit organization that responds to humanitarian crises around the world, to send…
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3 Things to Remember When Upping Your Community Involvement

Whether it’s a local community, an online community or even a trade-specific community, maintaining a presence outside the typical market space can provide…
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4 Ways Nonprofits Should Market Employee-Matching Gifts

Need help getting your donors to submit matching-gift requests? Learn more about how to market matching-gift programs to your nonprofit's supporters and start…
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Zuckerberg and Chan’s Patient Approach to an Urgent Investment

Daniel Lurie, founder and CEO of Tipping Point Community, provides his perspective on Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's announcement to contribute 99 percent…
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What It Means to be a Responsible Tech Company

Throwing money at causes doesn’t solve problems, but it certainly helps. It takes a lot more than dollar signs, though, to create lasting…

Corporate Philanthropy is More Than Writing Checks

The corporate philanthropy of tomorrow will focus on issues material to the business and seek collaborative partnerships to create impact that can stand…
Engage Millennial Employees Through Workplace Giving

Cracking the Code on Workplace Giving and Millennials

Workplace giving programs are underutilized. Learn how to get millennial employees engaged in workplace giving and engaged in your company in the process.
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From Boomers to Millennials: How to Design an Engaging Employee Giving Program

Gone are the days of the top-down fundraising program using the same old tactics and tools. As participation in conventional company-led giving efforts…
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Twitter Chat Recap: Yum! Brands & Partners on World Food Day — #3pYumChat

Today, Yum! Brands, the U.N. World Food Program, Food Donation Connection & TriplePundit came together at #3pYumChat for a conversation about global hunger.
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4 Ways Companies Can Help in the Face of Natural Disasters

When a natural disaster hits — regardless of where it occurs in the world — everyone scrambles to help. Corporations, in particular, have…