Evolving CSR: Connecting Competencies Through Partnerships

by Jeff Terry

The world is ever changing, and so too is the landscape of corporate social responsibility. The partnership of public, private and governmental entities to focus on a specific issue area is nothing new, but over the past few years the approach partners have taken to face an issue has shifted. Now more than ever, partners are leaning on their expertise and innovation, and not just philanthropy, to solve problems.

PYXERA Global Announces Organizational Changes to Support Strategic Partnerships Imperative

Press Release

WASHINGTON, August 31, 2016 /3BL Media/ - PYXERA Global announces organizational changes intended to enhance the experience of its client base globally. The non-profit has grown tremendously in breadth and depth over the past five years.

VolunteerMatch and Bright Funds Partner to Help Corporate Employees Find their Perfect Cause

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, August 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - VolunteerMatch, the web’s largest volunteer engagement network, and Bright Funds, the company that connects everyday donors and companies to causes they care about, announce their partnership, which will make it easy for employees and everyday donors to find volunteer opportunities they are passionate about.

Spotlight on EYElliance: 4 Questions with Elizabeth Smith


Many people take their eyeglasses for granted. And yet, 2.5 billion people around the world, largely in developing countries, live with poor vision because they lack access to eyeglasses, hindering their ability to succeed in school or be productive at work. While the benefits are clear, providing eyeglasses to 2.5 billion people is a challenge, requiring multi-faceted action from a cross-sector group of organizations including healthcare systems, private sector eyeglass manufacturers and retailers, NGOs and social enterprises, and policymakers.

Just Add Water—Cooking Up Successful Corporate-NGO Partnerships


What do you get when you combine a quarter cup of water with table salt and a zap from a car battery? Enough chlorine to purify 200 liters of drinking water.

When Partnering with Nonprofits, Communication is Key


In honor of VM Summit 16, which is all about corporate/ nonprofit collaboration, this series of volunteerism-related blog posts will take one topic and explain how it’s relevant to both groups. Today’s topic? Communication in Corporate/ Nonprofit Partnerships.

Is VM Summit 16 Right for You?

Answer these two questions to find out if attending VM Summit 16 makes sense for you.

You may have already heard of VM Summit 16. This unique conference, brought to you by VolunteerMatch, brings companies and nonprofits together in one place to collaborate on how to create better, more impactful partnerships, while harnessing the power of corporate volunteering.

But you may still be wondering, “Is VM Summit 16 right for me?”

To answer that question, start by asking yourself this: “Am I responsible for any of the following at my company or nonprofit?”

Partnerships Are the New Black

Novo Nordisk Corporate Vice President, Charlotte Ersbøll, shares her view on the power of partnerships and why now is the time to act.

The opportunities to create positive change are all around us and stronger alignment of purpose is bringing us closer together.

As a pharmaceutical company, we spend and invest significant resources every day on improving health for millions of people living with diabetes and other serious chronic diseases. But the cause of the diabetes epidemic, and the solutions required to make a change are multidimensional.

Make Time for Collaboration | VM Summit 16


Now is the perfect time to register for VM Summit 16.

Why? Early bird registration rates end July 1, 2016. That’s this Friday.

After July 1st, ticket prices will increase by $75 each. Save your company (or nonprofit) a little cash and register now.

You may be asking, “Why should I attend VM Summit 16?”


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