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25 09, 2018

SDG Reporting & CSR Software (Part 2)

By | 2018-09-28T21:05:29+00:00 September 25th, 2018|

We set out to answer a simple question: What are the SDG reporting capabilities of current CSR software? Then we learned that the "simple question" wasn't so simple. Join us in Part 2 of this two-part series as we explore examples of SDG reporting hard at work. In Part 1, we addressed the reality that Corporate [...]

5 09, 2018

SDG Reporting & CSR Software (Part 1)

By | 2018-09-25T16:06:39+00:00 September 5th, 2018|

In 2015, the United Nations published a collection of 17 "sustainable development goals", or SDGs. The goal is simple enough: transform for the better the world in which we live. And ever since, the list of SDG reporting questions has grown: How should companies track, organize and communicate SDG metrics? Should we be reporting statistics [...]

2 07, 2018

Here Comes the Flexible Giving Account: An Interview with Dan Rashke

By | 2018-07-03T16:39:47+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|

What if we could do for charitable giving what the 401k has done for retirement savings? Well, maybe we can! Enter the Flexible Giving Account. A Flexible Giving Account, or FGA, is a pre-tax payroll deduction that would make it easier for employees to give to charity while creating much needed incentives for employees and [...]

18 06, 2018

Increase Employee Participation: Change the World 1% at a Time

By | 2018-06-18T19:49:17+00:00 June 18th, 2018|

One percent of anything doesn't sound like much, does it? For example, in the CSR world, if I wrote a blog article every week about how important a 1% increase in employee participation is, how quickly would you tune me out? After all, is a discussion about employee participation worth the effort if all we [...]

23 05, 2018

Faith and Workplace Giving: a CSR Success Formula (Really?)

By | 2018-05-24T18:44:48+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|

Faith is a touchy subject when it comes to the workplace. Critics tell us that faith has no place in the workplace, that faith is a private matter. Employers often fear that "faith and the workplace" means employees will proselytize. Corporate lawyers tell HR to stay away from the subject. And many people simply worry [...]

10 05, 2018

From Fundraising To Fund-catching – How did we get here, and what do we do?

By | 2018-05-10T20:31:05+00:00 May 10th, 2018|

I must admit, I had not heard the term "fund-catching" until we were talking with a friend at a leading nonprofit about their challenges working with fundraising data from CSR and other online giving platforms. She said: When it comes to CSR and workplace giving, we feel like we are no longer fundraising, just fund-catching. [...]

20 04, 2018

Employee Engagement is the Key to CSR Participation

By | 2018-05-04T20:32:22+00:00 April 20th, 2018|

Did you know that having a comprehensive employee engagement strategy is more important to achieving higher CSR program participation than having a CSR strategy? Neither did we ... until Wespire published its 2018 State of Employee Engagement Report. And then we did our homework. We hear a lot about "employee engagement" in the CSR world. [...]

28 03, 2018

Don’t Let Your CSR Program Lifecycle Turn into a Death Spiral

By | 2018-03-29T17:43:46+00:00 March 28th, 2018|

Good CSR programs - successful CSR programs - require evaluation. There's no avoiding it. Like any other aspect of your business, there is a process for managing the work and achieving success ... a lifecycle. And the CSR program lifecycle isn't complicated: just plan, execute and EVALUATE. Then repeat. Why do I capitalize "evaluate"? Because [...]

9 03, 2018

Why CSR Software is Not Just CSR Software – and What We Can Do About It

By | 2018-03-12T21:33:42+00:00 March 9th, 2018|

Last month, I wrote that The CSR SaaS industry is Growing Up, and what this means for both customers of and providers to the CSR market. Now I have a companion post of sorts. I want to talk to you about why the CSR software industry doesn't look and feel like a typical, more familiar B2B [...]