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Corporate Philanthropy


Innovative ways that corporations can be more philanthropic and socially responsible


Corporate Philanthropy

C³: The Exponential Power of Company-Cause-Culture Partnerships

Companies can achieve more than traditional corporate social responsibility efforts by partnering with celebrities.


Corporate Philanthropy

Google Giving: Calibrating Moon Shots

When we back only proven and incremental ideas, we miss out on the opportunity to test new ones that could potentially change millions of lives.

By Jacquelline Fuller | 2 | Nov. 6, 2013

Corporate Philanthropy

Metrics Matter

Business rigor can save and sustain corporate philanthropy.

By Nancy Mahon | Jun. 25, 2013
Paul Brest


Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen’s Gift to Philanthropy

Giving 2.0 Project U offers a treasure trove of resources for teachers and students of philanthropy.

By Paul Brest | Jun. 19, 2013

Socially Responsible Business

Have You Asked Them What They Need?

Corporate social responsibility programs vs. community partnerships.

By Clay Gish | 5 | Jun. 3, 2013

Corporate Philanthropy

Corporate Philanthropy Tackles the Digital Divide

HP’s $15 million, plus comprehensive community commitment and capacity building, provides us with a model of success for social change.

By David Fetterman | 8 | Nov. 26, 2012

Corporate Philanthropy

CSR Rule #1: Do No Harm

Corporate philanthropy is complicated and may have multiple objectives but Peter Karoff, Founder of The Philanthropic Initiative, argues its ultimate intention should be to do no harm.

By Peter Karoff | 1 | Jun. 28, 2012

Corporate Philanthropy

Collective Impact Gathers Momentum

Making multi-sector collaborations work—a report from the CECP 2012 Corporate Philanthropy Summit.

By Eric Nee | 4 | Jun. 8, 2012

Corporate Philanthropy

Apple Announces 10K Employee Matching Gift Program

Apple's employee matching gift program is a great first step, but it still has a ways to go.

By Perla Ni | Sep. 8, 2011
SSIR blogger Holden Karnofsky is co-founder of GiveWell, an independent charity evaluation group. GiveWell identifies and recommends top charities in causes such as international charity, microfinance, and disaster relief.


We Should Expect Good Giving To Be Hard

Great giving opportunities are few and far between; I believe in urging them to give to only the very best charities.

By Holden Karnofsky | Jul. 25, 2011