This Thursday, we will host Day 1 of the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID‐19, which will take an in-depth look at how the pandemic is accelerating the transformation of business as a force for good. Conversations will highlight the actions of brands like L.L. Bean, Ben & Jerry’s, Georgetown University’s Business for Impact initiative, among others; insights from our extensive, ongoing research; and useful perspectives from Porter Novelli leaders.
Healing a world turned upside down by COVID-19 will require all of us — companies, governments, individuals and nonprofits — to work together. Since March, purpose-driven companies and their people donated $640 million dollars to more than 79,000 different causes and gave 786,000 hours of their time and completed 53,000 small acts of Goodness.
Today May 5 is #GivingTuesdayNow – a global day of giving and unity that will take place as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Many of you are familiar with GivingTuesday, a United Nations initiative; an international day of charitable giving for our communities. Originally scheduled for December 1 this year, Giving Tuesday will have an extra edition on May 5. We invite all of you to take this opportunity to promote our #TomorrowRising fund.
Every day of the COVID-19 pandemic has both shown a light on the vulnerabilities in our communities and on the many generous people across those communities that are taking action to make a difference. The global #GivingTuesdayNow movement is a powerful reminder of how we can come together to support our communities.
In these times of crisis, foundations have an opportunity to help by increasing their payout.
The payout decision should never simply default to the 5% floor. It should be a decision made annually that balances investment returns and inflation with the foundation’s charitable purpose and the timely needs of those it serves.
The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.
Supported by the Wells Fargo Foundation, the New Effort is a Collaboration with the International Public Management Association for Human Resources and National Association of State Treasurers' Foundation
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - In an effort to improve financial wellness programs for the state and local workforce, a new initiative will provide financial resources, create tools and case studies, and facilitate conversations among state and local leaders. The effort comes as state and local government employees face increased financial challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis.
Strategies for adapting programs and purposefully engaging employees
April is Volunteer Month, but with the COVID-19 pandemic cancelling many in-person/community volunteer opportunities, there are other ways to make an impact - virtually and remotely - during this time of social distancing. How do we continue to support the operation of nonprofit organizations - balancing their needs, your resources and current limitations imposed on us by COVID-19?
In times of immense strain and crisis our truest colors often show through. As the entire globe faces the unprecedented and catastrophic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen moments of brightness during a fog of immense sadness and uncertainty.
This is the time when many things will be put to the test, including how business responds. In this moment of global need, we will remember those companies that stood tall, acted quickly and with humanity. We will also remember those that did not.