There are plenty of reasons employees jump from nonprofits to work in the private sector. While the benefit of improving a community through a nonprofit’s work is unparalleled in the corporate space, long hours and pay differences can prompt nonprofit employees to start exploring private sector job opportunities. So why is this important to your recruitment strategy? The answer, in short, is corporate responsibility.…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on May 10, 2013 at 6:34am — No Comments
Helping professions, by design, were meant to be some kind of temporary relief to people who are in positions of vulnerability. In my field of social work, we employ an empowerment approach in the intervention process, such that we intend for individuals receiving welfare support to be better off than before they were enrolled. This is the very reason I fell in love with the profession and daily why I look for ways of to improve the lives of individuals and families.…Continue
Added by Clement N Dlamini on May 13, 2013 at 11:25am — No Comments
National findings include growth in the solar industry, along with an increase in alternative fueling stations and LEED certifications
Ecotech Institute today released new data from its Clean Jobs Index, which aggregates all the available clean jobs in the U.S. The Index found that there were 749,197 clean jobs posted across the United States between January 1, 2013, and March 31,…
Added by Molly Koch on May 13, 2013 at 12:33pm — No Comments
On the heels of the Taproot Foundation Global Pro Bono Summit, Rachael Chong, CEO and Founder, Catchafire and Aaron Hurst, President and Founder, Taproot Foundation realized that between them, their organizations have completed thousands of nonprofit pro bono engagements. What have they learned over the past 10+ years? Watch this informal chat, where Rachael and Aaron cover topics like the best ways to approach nonprofits about the value of pro bono and how pro bono enables organizations to…Continue
Added by Taproot Foundation on May 15, 2013 at 5:23am — No Comments
Financial mismanagement. Lay-offs of local and international staff. Inappropriate conduct by leadership. Finally, a visit planned from headquarters to see what’s going on. What do you do?
A superior continues to make passes at you. You find out you’re paid less than someone doing your exact same job. Someone takes undue credit for work you did.Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on May 16, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
In two months, the Zermatt Summit Foundation will welcome 200 participants from about 20 countries for its fourth edition. During two days, senior business executives, leaders from civil society and public personalities will engage in discussions on the theme: “Business and NGOs: Building partnerships of winners”.
The program of the meeting will focus on issues and challenges where greater collaboration and synergy between civil society organizations and business would…Continue
Added by Jacqui Manini on April 30, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
John F. Kennedy’s inaugural words will never ring as true than during National Volunteer Week, which this year falls on April 21-27. First instituted in 1974 by President Nixon, National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate the power and…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on May 7, 2013 at 3:35am — No Comments
More than 10,200 Power Utility Jobs were Available in the Last Year; Industry Insiders See Looming Talent Gap
The Power Utility industry is experiencing a massive demographic shift and employees who know both conventional grid and smart grid technology are in demand. With a growing number of retirees and new technologies cropping up, a new generation of power utility technicians is critical for the industry.…
Added by Molly Koch on April 29, 2013 at 10:53pm — No Comments
The proverbial phrase “He who hesitates is lost” is often taken to mean that when we know what we need to do to solve a problem, we should act immediately, or our window of opportunity is likely to pass.
More than 50% of my work is helping people to do what you know you should.
Why do we hesitate to do what we know we should?…Continue
Added by Ian Berry on April 27, 2013 at 6:24pm — No Comments
In Punjab (India), one area most positively affected by the Green Revolution, yield growth has essentially flattened since the mid‐1990s, partially because their 1.3 million wells have depleted the underground water supply. The best way to avoid this is to harvest rain water and use it for irrigation
Check this website out…Continue
Added by Kalele on April 25, 2013 at 3:38am — No Comments
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATES is a consulting firm (registered B Corp) providing business oriented „triple bottom line‟ results – generating financial, social, and environmental returns. We enable for- and non-profit entrepreneurs, both in the U.S. and around the world, to put ideas into action. Our core activities are in New Ventures, Environmental Sustainability, Microfinance, International Development & Non-Profit Earned Income Strategies.
We are seeking interns to help social…Continue
New York, April 10, 2013. The majority of firms that invest in sustainability communications strategies do not achieve tangible business benefits because they fail to integrate sustainability into the corporate brand, according to a new report from independent analyst firm Verdantix. Based on an analysis of how 80 firms link…Continue
Added by Emily Hobbs on April 12, 2013 at 4:14am — No Comments
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight international development goals that were officially established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration. All 193 United Nations member states and at least 23 international organizations have agreed to achieve these goals by the year 2015. The goals are:
Added by Kalele on April 16, 2013 at 9:08am — No Comments
Ten-Week Course Offers Education on a Wide Variety of Sustainable Topics
Anyone around the world who has an interest in sustainability can now access some of the specialized education offered by Ecotech Institute – online and free. Ecotech Institute, the only college entirely focused on sustainability-related job training, is now accepting registrations for its “…Continue
Added by Molly Koch on April 16, 2013 at 5:07pm — No Comments
As more industries develop a commitment to green practices, the number of business-related jobs that require sustainability knowledge are on the rise. According to Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index, there were 59,803 U.S.-based jobs available in March that met the criteria of green jobs within a business…Continue
Added by Molly Koch on April 18, 2013 at 9:59pm — No Comments
Deep-sea mining is not a new concept, but it’s gaining international attention thanks to both its potential rewards, and uncertain risks. The United Nations (UN) has described the scale of mineral deposits in the world’s oceans as ‘staggering’ and with mineral commodities gaining value, the seabed makes for a tempting opportunity. On January 11, 2013, the US federal agency the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimated that there are nearly 20 million tonnes of gold in…Continue
Added by Francesca Macnaghten on March 25, 2013 at 5:47am — No Comments
The Zermatt Summit has been held for the past 3 years on topics such as "The Common Good" and "Servant Leadership" and has hosted speakers such as Hernando de Soto and Manfred Max-Neef.
This year the agenda of the 2013 edition of the Zermatt Summit (June 20&21) is set around four orientations on the theme: Business & NGOs: Building partnerships of winners
Added by Jacqui Manini on March 22, 2013 at 11:29am — No Comments
Making Cents International invites you to share your experience and expertise by submitting a proposal to lead a workshop-style technical session at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. The conference will take place September 10-12, 2013 at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Conference Center in Washington, DC. Share your lessons learned, promising practices, and innovative ideas in one or more of the following learning tracks: workforce development; gender;…Continue
Added by Chelsea Babcock on March 20, 2013 at 12:41pm — No Comments
Palo Alto, Meet Guadalajara:
How HP cut across international and technological barriers to deliver powerful pro bono.
HP has thousands of highly qualified project managers in every corner of the world. They are experts at distilling the complex needs of their clients into implementable project scopes.
HP also boasts…
Added by Taproot Foundation on March 18, 2013 at 8:42am — No Comments
Return on investment (ROI) is being is discussed in the executive suites of organisations more than ever before. And a number of CEO’s of major companies have received their marching orders recently because ROI failed to meet expectations of the board and shareholders.
ROI, as in return on investment. is an outcome, an end.
Focusing on outcomes such as profit and return to shareholders is short term thinking mostly and usually leads to less than possible…
Added by Ian Berry on March 16, 2013 at 6:52pm — No Comments