Measuring your impact doesn't need to be a stumbling block to understanding the true performance of your CSR program
Similar to CEO Burt Cummings cocktail party conversation from last week, we talk to clients and other companies who are overwhelmed at the thought of collecting more data, even if that data could shed light on the efficacy of their entire philanthropy program.
Versaic CEO Burt Cummings has a few thoughts for companies who don’t want to know the impact of their philanthropy and sponsorship programs.
An acquaintance at a party asked me what my company did and I responded that many of our solutions help companies evaluate, manage, and measure the impact of their philanthropic and sponsorship programs. He asked what I meant by impact and I used the example of a company donating to a hunger relief organization. To assess impact, the company might want to get information on how many families the organization was able to feed with their donation.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Janaury 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ – On January 20, 2014, during the annual MLK Day of Service, the MLK Pro Bono Dream Lab will convene nonprofit organizations and community members in Washington, DC to continue advancing Dr. King's dream. Organized by DC Social Innovation Project, IMPACT, and Taproot Foundation DC, the MLK Pro Bono Dream Lab will bring together skilled volunteers, community members, and local organizations for a day of impact through pro bono service.
On November 20, more than 15,000 people in 57 countries helped 100,000 children
ADA, Mich., December 9 2013 /3BL Media/ – During the span of 24 hours on November 20, more than 15,000 Amway business owners and employees mobilized to serve children’s causes in their communities. In 57 countries, together they volunteered 35,425 service hours through 304 projects benefitting more than 100,000 children.
The AMWAY ONE BY ONE® Campaign for Children Universal Children's Day was the culmination of activities celebrating the Campaign's 10th anniversary.
Scenario workshops help women in science set career goals and confront gender bias
In a recent study, researchers at Yale University demonstrated that both male and female faculty staff valued men more than women. When asked to judge applicants for a job as lab manager, female and male professors rated male applicants more highly than identically qualified females, and offered the men a significantly higher salary plus additional mentoring support.
Starting at midnight on Wednesday, November 20, the Amway Universal Children’s Day came to life. Amway business owners and employees in more than 55 countries participated in volunteering, giving and advocacy with local partners.
We tracked over 100 projects, and are certain that there were many more that we may never know about. They started in Australia, moved around the world, passed through our headquarters in Ada, Michigan, and ended at our Nutrilite offices in Buena Park, California.
Sometimes when I talk to people about my work at GSK leading the PULSE Volunteer Partnership, I am met with a bit of skepticism: "Is this just a PR thing? Why else would GSK send up to 100 of its best and brightest professionals each year to work full-time for up to 6 months with different non-profit organizations that are in need of specific expertise that these GSK professionals can offer?"