India COVID-19 surge corporate response

India is experiencing its worst pandemic surge to date, and while your company would like to help, giving in India poses unique challenges. CSR leaders are discussing: How to respond (e.g., making grants, supporting employee giving with special matching gift campaigns, volunteering, donating products, etc.)…

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“Letting go” of community or nonprofit partners

Managing this type of transition is never easy. How do you approach parting ways with a past grant recipient or long-time partner when they no longer align with your goals? Do you completely deny funding at the time of their next application, or do you…

Launching and leading a skill-based volunteer strategy

One of the most valuable resources available to every CSR leader: the incredible talent in our enterprises. How are we mobilizing skilled volunteers to benefit community partners? Here are some of the topics CSR leaders are discussing: Building a program that gets buy-in from across…

Assuring your non-financial ESG data: Risks and rewards

CSR leaders are talking about how they’re assuring their non-financial ESG data. Here are some of the challenges they’re working through: Identifying what needs to be assured and pre-assessing the data Timelines, costs, and work demands across the company Partnering with internal audit teams, existing…

Volunteer ambassador programs: Building a culture of service

CSR leaders are talking about how they’re empowering ongoing volunteer leadership across their companies. Here are some of the questions they’re working through: Organizing a program that keeps employees engaged while reducing your hand-holding workload Keeping ambassadors motivated, especially with fewer in-person events Accounting for…

Has COVID-19 changed corporate philanthropy forever?

CSR leaders are talking about how COVID-19 has permanently changed their work as corporate philanthropy leaders at the world’s largest companies. Here are some of the questions they’re working through: What major needs have been exposed by the pandemic in healthcare, food security, housing, transportation,…

Re-building skilled trade career pipelines

The conversation around how CSR leaders are investing in efforts to encourage skilled trades career paths has been gaining traction. Here are some of the challenges corporate social responsibility leaders are working through: Identifying innovative programs to overcome stereotypes and other trade career workforce obstacles…

STEM education initiatives: What’s working? What needs to change?

STEM (or STEAM) education efforts have become the cornerstone of many CSR programs, but how are we pivoting with the education system in turmoil? Here are some challenges corporate social responsibility leaders are working through: Adjusting programs to pandemic chaos in the education sector Benchmarking…

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