Making Cents International is currently accepting applications to volunteer at the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit. Volunteering at the Summit is a unique opportunity for those who are interested in gaining (1) Practical experience in the field of youth economic opportunities (2) Insights into the practical results and learnings from some of the most innovative and impactful positive youth development methodologies; (3) Exposure to leaders at global development organizations.…Continue
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The massive 6.0 earthquake in San Francisco on Sunday is another reminder that Mother Nature doesn’t play by the rules, so we’d all better be prepared for the unexpected. If disaster struck five seconds from now, are you ready? Are your employees?
You should be. According to the…Continue
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Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index, a tool to compare states’ use and development of clean and sustainable energy, found more than two million job postings in the green energy sector in quarters one and two of 2014 alone. This is…Continue
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Ecotech Institute to Host Sustainable Storytelling Series
Six presentations designed to help companies effectively share their green initiatives
Denver, Colo. – August 8, 2014 –…Continue
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Given the article featured on Development Crossing's newsletter today (http://www.developmentcrossing.com/profiles/blogs/fast-stats-about-giving-in-america-today), I just had to post this article we wrote in the past few weeks for a South African client, giving an interesting perspective on religious giving in this country vs the US:
Religious devotion to giving higher…Continue
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According to the Corporate Leadership Council, employees with lower engagement levels are four times more likely to leave their jobs than those who are highly engaged. But the importance of employee engagement isn't just increased employee…Continue
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I wrote recently that management needs radical transformation. I don't back away from this in any way. In the light of the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 disaster however my call seems almost trivial.
What we really need is radical transformation of diplomacy, politics, and how people express their religion.
I declare I am not a member of any political party, nor do I…
Added by Ian Berry on August 1, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments
The annual Giving USA Foundation report has just been released, and the numbers tell an interesting story about corporate giving. An alarming story, that is.
Here’s what you need to know:
Americans gave $335.17 billion to charity in 2013. Which sounds good until you…
Added by Ian Berry on July 19, 2014 at 5:45pm — No Comments
Ecotech Institute, the only college entirely focused on renewable energy and sustainability training, now has a generator capable of powering 15,000 average America homes. The generator, which is one of the most expensive components in a wind turbine, is a donation from Alstom, the world’s leading energy solutions…Continue
Added by Chelsea O'Neill on July 16, 2014 at 1:37pm — No Comments
I’ve been catching up on the work of renowned organizational psychologist Adam Grant. Wharton’s youngest full professor and single highest-rated teacher, Grant has been recognized as one of BusinessWeek’s favorite professors, one of the world’s 40 best business professors under 40, and one of Malcolm Gladwell’s favorite social science…Continue
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The other day, I received the terrible news that Steve Robinson, a leading advocate for veterans and a friend of Causecast, had suddenly passed away. He died at the age of 51, while working at his desk at Prudential, laboring to the very end to improve the lives of veterans.
Steve’s work at…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on July 7, 2014 at 1:11am — No Comments
As the Business and Human Rights Resource Center explained:
At the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, two resolutions were tabled for adoption by the Council. The first is a resolution drafted by Ecuador and South Africa and signed also by Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela. It was originally tabled on 19 June, then updated on 24…Continue
Added by Larry Catá Backer on July 3, 2014 at 10:39pm — No Comments
“Creativity has to start somewhere, and we are true believers in the power of bracing, candid feedback and the iterative process-reworking, reworking, and reworking again, until a flawed story finds its through line or a hollow character finds its soul.”
Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar and President of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, in a wonderful book Creativity, Inc.
Candor is critical to the culture of Pixar and Walt…
Added by Ian Berry on July 2, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Sure, an odd headline coming from the CEO of a SAAS (software as a service) company that’s focused on corporate philanthropy. But let me explain why I’ve come to recognize the limits of my first love, technology.
In the beginning, it was…Continue
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