The CSR Food for Thought series is a weekly roundup of relevant news from round the Web, presented to you in one bite-sized blog post.
Could Civic Engagement Be the Key to Economic Success?
Results of a recent study by CIRCLE suggest that civic engagement, including volunteering, could be linked to greater economic success. Cities that ranked higher in civic engagement and volunteering rates in 2006 showed less unemployment from 2006-2010. So it seems that CSR is not all about image…
Meeting the Collaboration Challenge: Developing Strategic Alliances Between Nonprofit Organizations and Business
This workbook from the Drucker Foundation provides a step-by-step process to explore and develop alliances between nonprofits and businesses.
Catchafire Launches Virtual Pro Bono
Catchafire, an organization based in New York that connects skilled professionals with pro bono volunteering opportunities, is launching ‘virtual pro bono,’ an online service open to professionals and social change organizations nationwide.
The New “I” in Team: Survey Finds Future of Social Change Lives in the Power of the Individual
The results of a Walden University/Harris Interactive survey show that more than nine in 10 (92%) Americans have taken action to engage in positive social change in the past year, and that people are most likely to get involved in social change as individuals acting on their own or in informal groups.
Toward Engagement 2.0: Creating a More Sustainable Company Through Employee Engagement
This report, produced by NEEF’s Business & Environment Program, examines how leading companies are moving toward a more strategic approach to employee engagement in corporate sustainability activities by creating a culture of sustainability throughout their companies and among their employees.