Last week I had the pleasure of talking with Judith Madigan, Co-founder and Director of BrandOutLoud, who reached out following my recent post, “Do CBOs have an image problem?”
BrandOutLoud works with aid organizations, local and international, to transform the pity-laden us/them paradigm used in many communications strategies to one that portrays the strengths and…
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RecycleMatch co-founder Brooke Farrell is bringing together a panel of cleantech experts at the intersection of technology and the environment at SXSW Interactive (South By Southwest) to explore the subject “If Techies Can Save the World, Why Aren’t They?” Farrell’s experience as a first time tech entrepreneur, with more experience in environmental business than tech, has assembled a panel of experts who are…
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RecycleMatch co-founder Brooke Farrell is bringing together a panel of cleantech experts at the intersection of technology and the…
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Loyalty programs are a powerful (and relatively untapped) way to galvanize consumer engagement around giving back. Most loyalty programs today with “give back” options fall short of the mark for consumer relevance and impact. They lack empowered choice, personal relevance and authenticity. In this post, Benevity’s CEO explores how bringing more choice and transparency to the social elements of loyalty programs makes sense both for business and social impacts. …
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Spark your innovation with NASSCOM Foundation’s 4th edition of the NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours
NASSCOM Foundation, in association with Genpact opens entries for India’s most impactful social enterprise projects, using technology to solve India’s social and environmental issues.
The awards aim to showcase projects that demonstrate best practices in using Information and Communication Technology…Continue
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The Conference Board has released a Director Notes report on increasing the accountability and transparency of corporate giving programs.
For detailed recommendations and examples of corporate-giving success and failures, see the complete report: …
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NEW ERA ENERGY provides holistic wind powered water and electricity solutions for Sub-Saharan Africa. We are exclusive distributors for world's leading small wind turbines for the West African markets.
We are now looking for experienced and well connected individuals to act as our agents in Nigeria, with preference to establishing good relationships with local state government, key ministries and commercial clients in one or two states per agent.
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The Aid by Trade Foundation was founded in 2005 by Michael Otto, Hamburg industrialist and chairman of the supervisory board of the Otto Group, and has operated since then as an independent foundation within the Otto Group. Through its Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative, it aims to help people to help themselves through trade and to safeguard the viability of future…
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In response to an earlier post on how-matters.org, “Sorry but it’s not YOUR project,” a reader offered the following guest post. Andebo Pax Pascal shares his experience as an aid worker in Africa’s newest country.
My friend Tom is working for “Aid Agency X”, which has prided itself in working ‘with’ and not ‘for’ the people, a sign that it is ready to involve the community in its development…
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Social Enterprise Associates' client Alex Stainburn of New Caledon recently traveled to Mali to consult on the country's fishing industry. He discovered a vibrant local and even international market for fish in the region, but entrepreneurs often struggle to find capital to fund startup…Continue
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Be Green Packaging, LLC. today announced that it has successfully completed an AIB food safety audit of its China-based manufacturing…
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GE released its seventh annual Citizenship Report entitled Sustainable Growth, which details GE’s long-term value creation in addressing the world’s most pressing problems. This year, elements of particular interest include the Milestones in Citizenship timeline, the Decade in Review and the feature story on Creating Sustainable Value for Shareowners.
GE released its seventh annual Citizenship Report,…
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A three-month consultation period has concluded for the …
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Improving labor standards and working conditions requires a group of committed, trained people leading the effort to build a strong internal social performance team. Social Accountability International's latestSocial Fingerprint® training course, "Building Your Internal Social Performance…
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More and more, nonprofit philanthropists, such as Pierre M. Omidyar and Peter B. Lewis are providing management consulting services to their grantees in order to increase their organizational effectiveness. Good move. In fact, better for the world, considering the vital missions of these NGOs and nonprofits--eliminating poverty and…Continue
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