The 2010 Cone Shared Responsibility Study presents findings on what Americans believe the role of business in society should be and consumers' desire to be engaged in helping to influence corporate social/environmental practices.
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This report discusses how employees' perceptions of their organizations' concern for community and environment are linked to their level of organizational commitment.
This report from the California Endowment presents finding from a study of health disparities and trauma among African-American and Latino/ Hispanic boys, the underlying social inequality and negative neighborhood conditions, the need for a healing approach and best practices for overcoming disparities.
Money for Good addresses the behaviors and motivations of Americans related to their charitable giving and impact investing.
Federal officials presented the Opening Doors report to the Obama Administration, detailing the nation's first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness.
For anyone involved in social change communications, this report provides evidence and guidance on connecting people to stories that demonstrate what works.
Are your grantees ready for General Operating Support? The Funders' Giving Tree walks funders through questions about how to best allocate funding and when general operating support makes the most sense.
Social media can be useful to your organization… but how useful? For what? What tangible results are people seeing from it? Created in partnership by the New Organizing Institute and Idealware, the Decision Guide walks you through a step-by-step process to decide what social media channels make sense for your organization via a workbook, guide, and the results of more than six months of research.
This Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship (BCCCC) report offers a snapshot of the job of a corporate citizenship professional, including their evolving job functions and data on the salary, benefits and background of today's practitioners.
This new research report by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy and McKinsey & Company describes five issues likely to have the greatest effect on how companies engage with society in the next decade.
This publication explores the practice of Giving While Living as exemplified by the founder of The Atlantic Philanthropies Chuck Feeney. This report includes profiles of Mr. Feeney and 10 other philanthropists who are giving generously during their lifetimes, explains the most-cited motivating factors for Giving While Living, and lays out a range of ways to set up and execute a Giving While Living program. This publication addresses some key steps for donors considering Giving While Living.
This study published by Duke University explores the immediate and longer-term implications of networked digital technologies for philanthropy.
Copublished by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and IISC, this guide argues the value of engaging diverse stakeholders, highlights grantmakers who are bringing stakeholders into the center of their work and offers a variety of tools to help grantmakers better engage grantees, community members and other partners.
This Wallace Foundation report examines the growth of the education leadership field over the past decade and looks at critical issues in education leadership today.
The growing list of online social media sites makes choosing the right route complicated. From Facebook to YouTube to Digg and beyond, which media outlets will net the most bang for the buck in terms of customer communication, brand exposure, traffic, and SEO?
More than 50 percent of executives consider sustainability-managing environmental, social and governance issues-"very" or "extremely" important in a wide range of areas, including new-product development, reputation building, and overall corporate strategy, according to the latest McKinsey survey.
From the Philanthropy Awareness Initiative, this case study analyzes a NPR story about the launch of a Ford Foundation project and examines the steps that helped make it more than a transactional news item. It's part of the Initiative's ongoing work with foundations and philanthropy associations to improve communications and outreach to influential Americans.
The State of Metropolitan America is a signature effort of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program that portrays the demographic and social trends shaping the nation’s essential economic and societal units—its large metropolitan areas—and discusses what they imply for public policies to secure prosperity for these places and their populations.
Independent Sector's study reveals that the estimated value of a volunteer hour reached $20.85 in 2009, up 60 cents from 2008. According to the Financial Accounting Standards Board the value of volunteer services can also be used on financial statements - including statements used for internal and external purposes, grant proposals, and annual reports - if a volunteer is contributing a specialized skill to a nonprofit.