CSR Food for Thought: Keep the Cash, Give Us Talent

02. March 2012 CSR 1

CSR Food for ThoughtThe CSR Food for Thought series is a weekly roundup of relevant news from around the Web, presented to you in one bite-sized blog post.



Nonprofits: Keep the Cash, Give Us Talent
Nonprofits are not only in search of cash handouts to weather economic hardship. In fact, the nonprofit sector says they need more skilled talent to ensure sustainability. Pro bono has long been a practice of large organizations, but there’s an opportunity for small organizations to build these programs, too. We recognize the value of skilled service – you can read more about this in our post about “Imagining a Pro Bono World.”

Corporate CEOs as Catalysts for Social Change
To celebrate International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD) on February 27, CECP’s Margaret Coady explores the role of the CEO in creating widespread social change. VolunteerMatch is also a proud supporter of ICPD, which you can read more about in Shari Ilsen’s post this week.

Silent Sustainability

Despite the popularity and consumer interest in purchasing sustainable products and services, many socially conscious companies are keeping mum. Cone Communications explores why, in a time where CSR can help sales and customer loyalty, some companies are still holding off on pulling out the megaphones.

Six Reasons Companies Should Embrace CSR
CSR practitioners often find themselves faced with skeptics of the practice, who claim the efforts are only to cover up corporate ills. James Epstein Reeves offers his six talking points to respond to CSR skeptics including: innovation, cost savings, differentiation, long-term thinking, customer engagement and – our personal favorite – employee engagement.

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