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7 hours 17 min ago

Guest blog by Pamela Hawley, Universal Giving

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

This is very true.

Often I hear people say, “Oh, I wish I did something meaningful like you do, helping the world.” Working in philanthropy is a wonderful way to serve. But social workers, teachers or philanthropists don’t corner the market on meaning. If you want to create meaning and a core purpose at your company, here are the top five...


1 day 25 min ago

Guest blog by Pamela Hawley, CEO and Founder, Universal Giving

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

This is very true.

Often I hear people say, “Oh, I wish I did something meaningful like you do, helping the world.” Working in philanthropy is a wonderful way to serve. But social workers, teachers or philanthropists don’t corner the market on meaning. If you want to create meaning and a core purpose at your company, here are the top five inspiring — and practical — steps.

1. Start with you

Your company cannot have a core purpose if you...


1 week 4 days ago

Guest blog by Alexandra Cousteau

As we enjoy the last of summer, I find myself reflecting on the last few months with bittersweet memories. While swimming in the Pacific Ocean and sailing on Lake Champlain, Vermont, I have enjoyed the best our water resources have to offer. News reports across the U.S., however, have been a reminder that our water systems are increasingly at risk of nutrient pollution.

North Carolina’s ...


1 week 4 days ago

Guest blog by TINYpulse

It’s heard from every corner of the earth, but what exactly is employee engagement? Employee happiness, motivation, compatibility with the company’s mission — engagement involves all of these complex ideas. But many organizations are adverse to employee engagement because they see it as an enigma that’s impossible to tackle.

The fact is, driving engagement doesn’t have to be difficult. And the first step is to dig into how your employees are feeling at work. To do so, your best bet would be an engagement survey that uncovers what employees have to...


4 weeks 7 hours ago

Guest blog by Tori Kaplan, CSX

As a premier freight transportation company, CSX understands the importance of transportation – and how operating across 21,000 miles of track means that we also have a “store front” that spans across many states and includes many neighbors. While we aim to focus on providing our customers with safe and efficient transportation, we also look for ways to align our business with opportunities to support the communities where we live and work.

Transporting agricultural products, as well as food and food-service products, is a fundamental, and growing, part of our...


4 weeks 7 hours ago

Guest blog by Richard Crespin, CollaborateUp

If you were born in the 1800s, your career prospects began and ended on the farm. Over 75 percent of Americans made their living in agriculture. Today, less than 2 percent of us do. The average American farmer in the 1940s fed 19 people. Today, s/he feeds 155. That's a growth in productivity nine times greater than the average of all other industries.

That's the good news that greeted the nearly 100 student leaders who assembled on the campus of the University of California at Davis on the morning of May 29. Here's the bad news: if it's easy to do in...


1 month 1 week ago

Guest Blog by TINYpulse

As much as you hate to admit it, every organization experiences turnover. It’s tough when a coworker loses a colleague or a manager is without their top employee. What’s even worse is that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in April of 2015, a startling 2.7 million employees quit their job. But that doesn’t really come as a surprise when our own TINYpulse research uncovered:

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1 month 2 weeks ago

Guest Blog by Hester Alberdingk Thijm, Director, AkzoNobel Art Foundation

By the end of the decade, as many as 100 million Chinese people will migrate from rural areas to live in cities. According to China’s State Administration of Cultural Heritage, more than 900,000 villages have disappeared in the past ten years...


1 month 2 weeks ago

Guest Blog by Jerry Hayes, Honey Bee Health Lead, Monsanto

Monsanto recently sponsored the “Nourishing 9 Billion” SolutionLab at UC Davis. I appreciated being invited to observe and to participate in one of the several breakout groups made up of students and young professionals to develop ideas and solutions for a specific problem in the food system. It was exciting to engage in dialogue with intelligent and motivated individuals who are passionate about the environment, of which agriculture plays a critical role.

Our group and the young people I spoke with informally after the...


2 months 2 days ago

Guest blog by Marvin Smith, Future 500

Solar power is on the rise faster than a Steph Curry shot. Not only is its adoption exceeding predictions, but the demand for third-party solar and net metering is so wide-ranging that it has broken down the political divides we’ve grown accustomed to. Taking the form of the Green Tea Coalition and the oddest of...


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