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Ryan Scott's Blog – September 2012 Archive (31)

The Bottom Line of Corporate Good

The triple bottom line(also known as 3BL, the three Ps and the three pillars) puts into concrete terms what we already know: there’s more to business than just making money.  You could even say that there’s more to making money than making…

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 25, 2012 at 6:29am — 1 Comment

The New Volunteering Legacy of September 11th

This past September 11th, representatives of MyGoodDeed rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange in memory of the victims of the terrorist attacks 11 years ago.  The literal ringing in of the day by this nonprofit served as a clarion call for …

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 18, 2012 at 2:45am — 1 Comment

3 Ways to be the Non-Profit Companies Love Giving To

There’s something about having your cake and eating it too that appeals to me. The benefit of getting something extra without added effort or expense is hard to resist. 

Serving as the beneficiary of a company's non-profit fundraising ideas can be this…

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 11, 2012 at 3:08am — No Comments

How to Keep Employee CAVE Dwellers Away

Amidst continued economic uncertainty, it’s ever more important to recruit and retain employees who will show long-term loyalty to your company. Staff turnover is a costly exercise, and it’s particularly damaging when you lose top talent.  

According to Curt Coffman, co-author of First, Break All the Rules,…

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 7, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

6 Tips for Creating Employee Volunteer Programs

Employee volunteer programs provide excellent opportunities for businesses to create a positive corporate image, establish friendly relations among staff members and, most importantly, do something good for the community.  This unique form of…

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 3, 2012 at 4:16am — No Comments

Gamifying Employee Engagement

Something about games brings out our competitive streaks and makes the ordinary extraordinary. So it makes sense that the hot new business trend is gamification, which applies game-design theory to other settings. These days, every business application imaginable is being gamified - from frequent flyer miles to online diet plans, from employee engagement initiatives to…

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 3, 2012 at 4:10am — No Comments

How Corporate Volunteer Programs Increase Employee Engagement

We all know that tough times are dragging on and unemployment levels remain high.  But even the fully employed are, most likely, not fully engaged in their work. In fact, a 2011 Gallup survey shows that some 71% of American workers are not engaged in their current positions, with 19% of the workforce “actively disengaged.”…

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 3, 2012 at 4:08am — No Comments

10 Employee Engagement Ideas for Skills Based Volunteering

Charities rely on helping hands, and most nonprofits will take whatever volunteer help they can get. But what if you’re a busy professional with more useful skills than dumping this week’s lasagna on plastic…

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 3, 2012 at 4:04am — No Comments

Satisfied Employees Vs. Engaged Employees

The news about the employee mood in this country appears, at first glance, to be positive. According to the 2011 Job Satisfaction and Engagement Research Report released by the …

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 3, 2012 at 4:01am — No Comments

Reinventing Corporate Citizenship Through Hacktivism

If you see "Random Hacks of Kindness" on a bumper sticker, the answer is no: that is not a typo.  Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) is the name of an online community of volunteer developers, aka hackers, who create apps, interfaces, platforms and systems to solve the world’s problems.  …

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 3, 2012 at 3:56am — No Comments

5 Secrets to Jumpstarting Corporate Volunteerism

All-expense-paid family trips to Hawaii, no bosses and the opportunity to work on any project you like?  Yeah, that’s the amazing atmosphere fostered by Washington-based gaming company Valve, according to its…

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 3, 2012 at 3:54am — No Comments

Recycle Your Electronics Sustainably To Make Every Day Earth Day

As evolving technologies keep us hooked to new and updated gadgets, and Americans now own (according to the Environmental Protection Agency) an estimated three billion electronic products, one inconvenient question lurks constantly in the shadows:



What are we supposed to do with all of our old gizmos?



While responsible businesses and…

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 3, 2012 at 3:50am — No Comments

Businesses Backing Vets: Skills-Based Volunteering Helps Wounded Warriors

Part of Causecast's Memorial Day series examining how Corporate America is finding innovative ways to help veterans through its employee engagement programs.  This post was featured in The Huffington Post.

If you want to get your blood boiling, consider this: many of our country’s servicemen and women who have bravely fought for us in…

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 3, 2012 at 3:48am — No Comments

Businesses Backing Vets: How Starbucks Created an Army of Support

Part of Causecast's ongoing series examining how Corporate America is finding innovative ways to help veterans through its employee engagement programs.  This post was featured in Forbes.com.



Memorial Day may be over, but the issues facing veterans continue every day.  With that in mind, I’ve been taking inventory of…

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 3, 2012 at 3:40am — No Comments

Businesses Backing Vets: Merck Gives Pro-Bono Aid to Homeless Heroes

Part of Causecast's Memorial Day series examining how Corporate America is finding innovative ways to help veterans through its employee engagement programs.  This post was featured in The Huffington Post. 



What would the world look like without the dedication of nonprofits trying to improve it?  Tough to imagine, which is why I consider…

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 3, 2012 at 3:33am — No Comments

Employee Retention and Corporate Volunteering: 5 Facts For Human Resources Professionals

For those searching for employee engagement ideas, corporate volunteering has become an extremely hot topic. The Volunteer…

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 3, 2012 at 3:31am — No Comments

When Volunteers Become Voluntold

This post was featured in The Huffington Post.

Corporate volunteer programs offer such a multitude of benefits that they sometimes seem beyond reproach.  When these programs are…

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 3, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

Businesses Backing Vets: How Prudential is Putting Veterans To Work

Part of a Causecast Memorial Day series that examines how Corporate America is finding innovative ways to help veterans through its employee engagement programs.  This post was featured in The Huffington Post.



The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that the unemployment rate for veterans who served on active duty in the…

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 3, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

3 Fundraising Ideas for Your Non-Profit

This post was featured in Business Fights Poverty.

In an era of corporate scandals, lost profits and the public’s declining trust, businesses are acutely sensitive to their brand reputation.  That’s why corporate social…

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 3, 2012 at 3:29am — No Comments

Corporate Volunteerism Bubbles Up for P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water

This post was featured in The Sustainable Business Forum.

Across the globe, businesses are recognizing the expanding importance of corporate volunteer programs as an…

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 3, 2012 at 3:27am — No Comments

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