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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 Foundation revamped its revenue model. Today, it's not just a grantmaker. It's a rapidly expanding…

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

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

  • Major local events, with some notable exceptions, spur locally based companies to increase charitable giving.

  • Empowerment_Evaluation_in_the_Digital_Villages_cover Empowerment Evaluation in the Digital Villages examines a Hewlett-Packard initiative designed to empower three communities by bridging "the…

  • 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
GIVE: The Six
Practices of Donors
Who Change the World
Leslie R. Crutchfield,
John V. Kania, &
Mark R. Kramer 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
  • 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
Why Business Won’t
Save the World
Michael Edwards SMALL CHANGE: Why Business Won't Save the World by Michael Edwards

    Reviewed By Doug Bauer | 12
  • Volkswagen believes that doing the right thing—taking the stairs, reducing litter, and driving an eco-friendly car—can be pleasurable and…

    By Aaron Dalton | 1

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  • Thanks to rapid advances in computer and communication technologies, it is possible for stakeholders in the nonprofit sector to disclose…

    Lucy Bernholz, Darin McKeever, Jake Porway, & June Wang