CSR professionals are like any other professionals in business. We manage our work with technology. Desktop software, SaaS applications, cloud computing and more – these are today’s picks and shovels. Technology is how we get things done, and then mine the results (the data!) so that we get things done better, faster, more efficiently next time.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]