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Corporate Philanthropy

 

Innovative ways that corporations can be more philanthropic and socially responsible

 

Not “Better Than Nothing”

Combining charity with financial gain can seriously tarnish others’ appreciation of altruistic efforts.

 
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Growth Force

A few years ago, the Salesforce.com Foundation revamped its revenue model. Today, it's not just a grantmaker. It's a rapidly expanding software vendor.

 

Do Volunteers Make Better Employees?

People who perform volunteer work, far from being distracted by it, tend to perform better at their jobs.

 
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Off-the-Shelf or Do-It-Yourself?

How a company supports employee voluntarism depends on whether it participates in certain kinds of external networks.

 
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Empowerment Evaluation in the Digital Villages

Empowerment Evaluation in the Digital Villages examines a Hewlett-Packard initiative designed to empower three communities by bridging "the digital divide."

By David Fetterman | 3 | Nov. 26, 2012
 
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Chris West

Chris West leverages the assets of the Shell Foundation and its corporate parent to improve the lives of low-income people in the developing world.

By Johanna Mair | 1 | Fall 2011
 
DO MORE THAN
GIVE: The Six
Practices of Donors
Who Change the World
Leslie R. Crutchfield,
John V. Kania, &
Mark R. Kramer

Philanthropic Practices

Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World by Leslie R. Crutchfield, John V. Kania, & Mark R. Kramer

Reviewed By Matthew Bishop | 1 | Summer 2011
 
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Do No Evil

Google DotOrg launched in 2004 with bold ambitions and almost $1 billion in seed funding. But the results have been less than stellar.

By Suzie Boss | 6 | Fall 2010
 
SMALL CHANGE:
Why Business Won’t
Save the World
Michael Edwards

A Mandarin’s Lament

SMALL CHANGE: Why Business Won't Save the World by Michael Edwards

Reviewed By Doug Bauer | 12 | Spring 2010
 
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Fun for a Change

Volkswagen believes that doing the right thing—taking the stairs, reducing litter, and driving an eco-friendly car—can be pleasurable and desirable.

By Aaron Dalton | 1 | Spring 2010