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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 [...]

21 02, 2018

It’s That Time of Year! Program Evaluations and the CSR Calendar

By | 2018-02-21T22:51:47+00:00 February 21st, 2018|

My first foray into the world of Corporate Social Responsibility was with the United Way. That is when I learned just how important calendars are to all things that have anything to do with CSR and fundraising. Simply put, there are times of the year when certain tasks must be completed or you won't have [...]

13 02, 2018

An Interview with Donor Advised Fund Expert Peter Smith

By | 2018-02-13T15:39:40+00:00 February 13th, 2018|

Corporate Social Responsibility programs have a tremendous impact on the communities in which we live and work. One such impact is through giving programs that raise several billion dollars annually for charitable organizations. Many of these giving programs depend upon a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) to receive, receipt and distribute charitable gifts around the world. [...]

1 02, 2018

The CSR SaaS Industry is Growing Up – What does that mean for you?

By | 2018-02-05T19:51:03+00:00 February 1st, 2018|

The CSR SaaS industry is maturing. Over the past six months, there have been a number of events shedding light on the fact that the CSR SaaS industry is no longer a niche market led by a handful of small companies. What does this mean for companies needing SaaS software to manage their Corporate Social [...]

12 01, 2018

Why Shared CSR Values Are So Important

By | 2018-01-12T15:42:58+00:00 January 12th, 2018|

When the going gets tough, the tough get going ... right? Well, not always. In this interesting niche market that we call Corporate Social Responsibility (or CSR), shared CSR values - sometimes referred to as a "cultural fit" between company and partners - is everything. Why? Because "when the going gets tough," it is your [...]

5 01, 2018

Technology versus Charities: Bridge the Gap

By | 2018-01-05T23:04:20+00:00 January 5th, 2018|

Today's CSR match: technology versus charities. With a corporate giving program manager as the referee.  Does this feel familiar? Too often, it is reality. But it shouldn't be. Instead of technology versus charities, all stakeholders in our workplace giving and CSR programs should be celebrating success. We should never be talking about anybody versus anybody [...]

2 01, 2018

Data is a Service: the ONE Service You Absolutely Need for 2018

By | 2018-01-02T17:11:33+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|

Data continues to get a lot of attention these days. Data is "the currency of the 21st century", "the new oil”, the one asset without which organizations cannot survive. CSR Matters agrees with those assessments, but we would encourage our CSR colleagues to think one step further: Data is also the one service your corporate [...]

16 12, 2017

Is Giving Technology Your Servant or Your Master?

By | 2017-12-18T20:48:43+00:00 December 16th, 2017|

Is giving technology your servant or your master? It is a great question, isn't it? So, how do you feel about, for example, your mobile giving experience? Your CSR platform? Online giving and volunteering systems? Do they serve your needs, or do you feel like they lord over you like a master making your CSR [...]