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CECP Launches 2020 Industry-Defining Giving in Numbers Survey

Leading analysis provides companies with a quantitative way to communicate their corporate purpose and refine their strategy and impact
Press Release

NEW YORK, January 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose © (CECP), is celebrating the launch of the 20th annual Giving in Numbers Survey, in partnership with hundreds of the world’s leading companies. Giving in Numbers is the unrivaled leader in benchmarking on corporate social investments, and this Survey is open to companies with revenues of US $2 billion or more.

Seizing the Moment to Advance Data for Social Impact

COVID-19 is accelerating nonprofits' work and data science is stepping up to help

The coronavirus pandemic has amplified the power of data science for social impact in many ways, from helping to deliver school lunch stipends to parents after schools closed to using technology to make accessing critical safety net programs more streamlined and user-friendly.

Data Sets up Nonprofit’s Sobriety Program for Long-term Success


Alliance Data’s Data for Good initiative helps nonprofits build capacity leveraging data-driven insights. In 2016 the company, a global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, announced a partnership with CNM (The Center for Nonprofit Management) to support the launch of CNM-pact®. The program provides nonprofits affordable expertise and software to ensure they know what data to collect, and how to interpret and take action on that data in order to achieve greater program efficiency and effectiveness.

Data-Driven Outcomes Move Non-Profits to the Head of the Class


Non-profits know that producing outcomes is key to securing meaningful partner support and funding.  Even when the non-profit gets results, many struggle to provide a clear picture of the positive impact they create. 

Limited data expertise, staff resources and inadequate data management tools are primary challenges to valid and clear outcomes reporting.  Another more vexing challenge is the fact that most non-profit professionals, along with their boards, partners and funders, are not trained in interpreting program data.

Using Data for Good: Return on Investment in Corporate Responsibility


Alliance Data recently hosted a panel discussion at Boston College’s annual Center for Corporate Citizenship Conference on the topic of “Data for Good: Maximizing Impact through Data-Driven Nonprofit Partnerships.” Alliance Data’s Dana Beckman, Director of Corporate Affairs, facilitated a conversation with Tina Weinfurther, President and CEO of nonprofit consulting firm CNM, as well as Daniel Roby, Executive Director of homeless shelter Austin Street Center, on the challenges of both corporate funders and nonprofits in demonstrating return on investment.

Lessons in the Power of Data for Good and Pro Bono


In 2017, giving to charitable causes in the United States reached an estimated $410 billion, a record for the third straight year.

Alliance Data Uses Data Science to Help Nonprofit Connect More Citizens with Community Resources


At Alliance Data, we’re always looking for ways to give back. So, when a local nonprofit needed a better way to measure their impact, a group of our specialized data analysts jumped at the chance to use their knowledge and skills to help.

How Corporate Foundations and CSR Initiatives are ‘Being the Change’


As corporate philanthropy and CSR initiatives experiment with new and more strategic ways to maximize impact on the issues they care about, organizations are increasingly making internal changes.

Earlier this year, FSG published Being the Change – a report on how foundations are changing internally to create greater impact externally. The report featured stories shared by 114 leaders and staff from over 50 organizations that are taking on different approaches to creating social change.

Natalia Adler: Building – and Using – Data Collaboratives to Help Children


Natalia Adler describes herself as a problem-solver, not a data scientist. When she came to work at UNICEF’s New York headquarters after seven years in Nicaragua and Mozambique, she joined the data research and policy division. “I immediately saw that, even though we do all sorts of data work, we were behind on the data science component,” says Adler, now a data, research, and policy manager at UNICEF (The United Nations Children’s Fund). “And if you want to make progress on that front, you need to access to big data – however, most relevant datasets sit with corporations.”

Bloomberg's Julia Stoyanovich on the Importance of Many Perspectives at the Data for Good Exchange


Julia Stoyanovich has worked in data management in all different sectors of the tech world. During the first dotcom boom – and bust – she was at Juno, an internet service provider that Stoyanovich says had the distinction of being the first “bad” tech IPO of that time. “It made me stronger,” she says, laughing. Since then, she’s done research at Columbia University, IBM, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Yahoo!, and the University of Pennsylvania.


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