June, 2016

A long side profits, a shared value

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors | When Dora Lutz started her consulting company three years ago after working for a national trucking company, she planned to focus on nonprofit marketing. One year into her venture, Lutz changed her focus after learning about the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and how it has evolved […]

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Executive education: Focus on leadership

By Sara Johnson, director of Executive Education, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs | As another presidential election campaign races to its conclusion, the topics of public management and leadership are getting a lot of attention and scrutiny. Questions such as “Whom do you trust?” or “Who is the most qualified?” are in […]

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States scramble to protect student data and privacy

By Sarah Breitenbach, reporter, Stateline/Pew Charitable Trusts | What if a child’s performance in a fifth-grade gym class could be used to set the rate for a life insurance policy when they’re 50? What if a computer program advertised interactive tutoring when your child struggled with long division? Privacy advocates worry these scenarios could become […]

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Making better use of big data

By Sonal Shah & Hollie Russon Gilman, Stanford Social Innovation Review | Big data has become a buzzword for private, public, and social sector organizations. For the social sector, there is a belief that “big” data is the new panacea to solving our greatest social challenges — whether criminal justice, health care, education, or international […]

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Software to fight terrorism, Microsoft-funded professor

By Jing Cao, reporter, Bloomberg News | Dartmouth College computer science professor Hany Farid — using funding from Microsoft Corp. — has developed technology to help scrub extremist content from the internet. Working with the nonprofit think tank Counter Extremism Project, Farid built software capable of identifying and tracking photo, video and audio files, even […]

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Giving is up: What does that mean for fundraising?

By Una Osili, director of research, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI | Last year charitable giving from individuals, estates, foundations and corporations hit a record $373 billion, according to Giving USA 2016: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2015. The years 2014 and 2015 represent the highest and second-highest […]

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Beware: New overtime rules apply to most nonprofits

By Zachary S. Kester, JD, LLM, CFRM and Kylie Schreiber, Charitable Allies | To their detriment, many nonprofits believe the new overtime rules going into effect on December 1, do not apply to them since they are not business “enterprises.” But this overlooks the reality that “individual” employees may qualify for overtime because of their […]

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India’s new CSR law sparks debate among NGOs and businesses

By Oliver Balch, freelance writer, The Guardian |  India is the first country in the world to enshrine corporate giving into law. Following a change in company law in April 2014, businesses with annual revenues of more than 10bn rupees (£105m) must give away 2 percent of their net profit to charity. Areas they can […]

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Corporate social responsibility: How it affects employee satisfaction

By Ivan Widjaya, Small Business Trends | Starbucks magnate Howard Schultz is one of many CEOs around the world that have embraced the idea of corporate social responsibility when it comes to how they run their companies. You don’t have to be running a Fortune 500 company to be an ethically responsible company that embraces […]

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Corporate social responsibility can be good for business

By Vlad Moldavskiy for BusinessCollective | Corporate social responsibility is more than a company’s marketing strategy — it’s quickly becoming a way to retain millennial employees as well. Despite having a reputation for being arrogant and lazy, millennials are actually highly philanthropic. Many young workers want more than just a paycheck from their employer; they […]

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