philanthropy

It’s My Birthday and I’ll Give If I Want To

Over the summer, I featured a remarkable woman, Sloane Berrent as part of my Philanthropy in Five series, who has literally dedicated her…
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The New Generation of Philanthropy: Enlightened Self-Interest

When 3p covered BBMG earlier this year, the interactive marketing agency had just released their 2009 Conscious Consumer Report, an exploration of consumer…
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Philanthropy Is a Four-Letter Word: Suggestions for Real CSR

By Julie Lloyd Bo Ekman, founder and chairman of the Tallberg Foundation, made a rather jarring statement at this afternoon’s Global Corporate Citizenship…
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Cisco Pays Employees Not to Work at Cisco

How the Computer Networking Giant Encourages Non-Profit Service A few years back, the Financial Times told the story of Peter Santis, a regional…
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Home Depot and Habitat for Humanity Partner on Sustainable Housing

This morning, I enjoyed a breath of fresh air from an unlikely source: a Home Depot press release. The Home Depot Foundation revealed…

Seventh Generation: Packaged Idealism

Obviously, one of the benefits of being socially and environmentally responsible today is the investment it makes in sustaining people and planet in…

Allison Parris: Philanthrofashionable Business

Allison Parris is not the typical company I profile in my Philanthropy in Five series. I actually read about them in a fashion…

Greenwala.com: A Conscious Collective

Philanthropy and green tend to go hand in hand because they’re both rooted in consciousness — for the planet and for the people…

Sloane Berrent: I See Good People

As someone who’s committed to giving back, and who also writes a blog series spotlighting change agents, I often seek out kindred spirits…

Ehlers Estate: In Philanthropy We Trust

This series focuses on all of the companies who have adopted philanthropy as part of their business model, and spotlights their efforts as…

Geoff Livingston: the Social Muscle Behind the Philanthropy

If you’ve spent any time on the social web, you’ve probably come across Geoff Livingston, marketing strategist, communicator and PR pro with a…

Jennifer Rice: Proving Values-Based Business Is the Most Fruitful

In my cause marketing series, I rant communicate often about the critical need for businesses to ensure their philanthropic efforts are strategically aligned…

Scott Henderson: Keeping Cause Marketers Honest

I first connected with Scott Henderson on Twitter, where we became instant friends, united in championing cause marketing and trading insights around sustainable…

John Brennan: Mapping Social Change Around the World

In addition to promoting the concept of for-profit philanthropy, this series is designed to spotlight the amazing individuals who are creating new vehicles…

Be A Good Human: A New Nonprofit with Built-in Funding

One of the primary benefits of a philanthropic business model is the ability to provide ongoing funds for nonprofit organizations. Fundraising is one…