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18 06, 2018

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

By |2018-06-18T19:49:17+00:00June 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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 [...]