Building Organizational and Leadership Capacity in the Nonprofit Sector

Brave Leaders, Bold Moves was the theme of this year’s CECP Summit. A fitting start was Carly Fiorina’s opening keynote on Brave Leaders. She recounted several stories including her story of starting as an assistant in a real estate firm as she had studied History in college and didn’t like La...

Global Exchange Spotlight: Corporate Social Investment in Brazil

Corporate social investment in Brazil has similarities and differences with practices in the United States. Comunitas has been leading a cross-sector collaboration called Juntos to bring together corporate and public sector actors to drive important changes in major cities in Brazil. Also, for many ...

Reflections on being a “Charlie Award” Winner

June 28, 2016– Being presented with the Charles H. Moore Award for Leadership in Corporate Community Engagement will stand out as one of the highlights of my career and I couldn’t be more honored by the distinction. As a young professional growing in the philanthropy field, I can recall the ...

Darren Walker – Ford Foundation

June 16, 2016– “A Call for Corporations to Aim Past Wealth Toward Goodness and A Better World” I’ve always been fond of a sentiment that Horace Mann—the great American abolitionist and foundational reformer of the American education system—once confided to his journal: “If any man ...

Companies acting in Orlando

June 15, 2016– Our country is mourning the tragedy in Orlando, and many companies have reached out to us asking how they can help. Several CECP companies have activated their support networks and have made donations to aid in Orlando’s response efforts. As of Tuesday, June 14th: The Mayor of...

Giving Around the Globe

February 24, 2015– I have just read the second annual Giving Around the Globe report from CECP (I am a board member), a coalition of 150 global CEOs who are a force for good, on giving patterns of companies based in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Here are some of the m...

CECP’s Top 2014 Trends

December 16, 2014–This year CECP engaged in more than 1,000 individual conversations with the world’s leading CEOs and companies, analyzed nearly 300 corporate giving surveys, and published key reports on corporate societal engagement. These insightful connections have uniquely positioned C...

CVS Health’s Prescription for a Better World

November 10, 2014–One of the keys to successful corporate social responsibility should be a strong connection to an organization’s mission or purpose. Purpose coupled with strong alignment to business priorities can deliver an impactful platform that supports both long-term growth and social...

Perception Needs to Catch Up to Practice: Response to New York Times Article

November 4, 2014–The October 26, 2013 article, Goldman Sachs, Buying Redemption, was a reminder that corporate societal engagement is changing quickly, yet public perception has not yet caught up. Current, and effective, incarnations of corporate-community investment include projects to solve ...

The Private Sector’s Role in Defining Citizenship

October 28, 2014–Our country would benefit tremendously if all young people served their country – not just in the military, but in all kinds of service. The challenges faced by our nation, and the obvious deterioration of many of the institutions and opportunities that have historically hel...

Unique Findings from Giving in Numbers: 2014 Edition

October 27, 2014–According to CECP’s recent research report, Giving in Numbers: 2014 Edition, companies had to give a minimum of about 2% of Pre-Tax Profits to be in the top quartile of corporate givers. Is that a lot? Depends who you ask! One potential comparison is to American individuals...

In the Leverage Business

October 15, 2014–Allstate’s recent “Purple Purse” event, held at the Glass Houses in New York City, provides a glimpse into how one company uses its influence as a “Force for Good” to multiply its business and societal impact. Allstate CEO Tom Wilson, who will speak at CECP’s upcom...

Response to “Motivating Corporations to Do Good”

July 29, 2014–We were pleased to see the New York Timespiece, “Motivating Corporations to Do Good’ (7/15/2014). At CECP, founded in 1999 by Paul Newman and leading CEOs to do exactly that, we work with a coalition of 150 CEOs who are leading businesses in an increasingly transparent climat...

Harnessing Employee Passions: Models that Work

July 2, 2014–The millennial generation is passionate about societal involvement, and companies are taking notice. At the 2014 CECP Board of Boards Roundtable, CEOs identified employees as the most influential stakeholder group in deciding whether to expand their companies’ community investme...

Pursue Purpose Through New Power

May 22, 2014— Imagine you’re eleven. You live in Rio. You absolutely love school. It’s a safe place where you are free to learn, engage with your peers, and grow. But suddenly you hear about plans to demolish the school building. In its place will be a parking lot for a local stadium.   W...

How are Nonprofits Across the Country Faring?

Note from CECP: Kristin Giantris will be speaking about her organization’s State of the Sector Survey on the New Models for Supporting a Shovel-Ready Third Sector panel at the CECP Summit May 20-21. May 12, 2014– On the day Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) opened its annual State of the Sector S...

Internal Communications: Reaching Your Captive Audience

April 10, 2014– At CECP, we have the privilege of talking to more than 100 leaders in corporate citizenship and community investment per quarter, and one of the common challenges we hear is the difficulty in sharing the company’s community impact and opportunities for engagement with its cl...

5 Reasons Why I Attend the Board of Boards CEO Roundtable

February 3,  2014– As corporate leaders, we have a responsibility to represent all of our stakeholders in the most enlightened way possible.  This means meaningfully promoting the interests of our employees, customers, consumers, and communities, as well as the needs of our shareholders. It...

Is 2014 the Break-Through Year for Integrated Reporting?

January 8, 2014–Integrated Reporting—the combination of financial and non-financial performance in a single report—is based on the principle that any organization can maximize value by serving the interest of all stakeholders and should not be limited to financial return only. Recent studi...

#GivingTuesday, The New Holiday Celebration

November 28, 2013–Why not kick off the holidays in the same way retail stores take part in Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with a day devoted to giving?  #GivingTuesday will be celebrating its second year on Tuesday, December 3, following Thanksgiving. Created as a national day of giving, #Giv...

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