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Call for Volunteers for the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit

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.…

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Added by Chelsea Babcock on August 28, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments

Will Your Business Recover From Disaster?

 

Disaster earthquake 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…

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Added by Ryan Scott on August 27, 2014 at 6:54am — No Comments

Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index Shows 1.2 Million New Clean Jobs in 2014

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…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on August 18, 2014 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Ecotech Institute to Host Sustainable Storytelling Series

Ecotech Institute to Host Sustainable Storytelling Series

 

Six presentations designed to help companies effectively share their green initiatives

 

Denver, Colo. – August 8, 2014 –…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on August 18, 2014 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Non Profits: What can't you get done in your work-week?

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I am updating our non profit training program—Version 2.0 is set to launch in September—and…
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Added by Tim Magee on August 13, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

23 CSR & Corporate Volunteering Conferences – Where to Go this Fall



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Added by Chris Jarvis on August 11, 2014 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Religious giving: the US vs. South Africa

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…

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Added by Lani Botha on August 5, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

BigTech: Software donation program of NASSCOM Foundation

BigTech one-stop- shop for all the software needs of NGOs in India.…
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Added by NASSCOM Foundation on August 5, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Employees Share Volunteering Stories

 

employees talking 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…

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Added by Ryan Scott on August 4, 2014 at 1:04am — No Comments

Radical transformation of diplomacy, politics, and religious expression is what the world needs right now

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…

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Added by Ian Berry on August 1, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Fast Stats About Giving in America Today

giving 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…

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Added by Ryan Scott on July 22, 2014 at 3:14am — 1 Comment

What standards are you accepting?

This weeks sparkenation.





Lieutenant General David Morrison, Chief of the Australian Army doesn’t mince words in this video. And rightly so.











His message is a key for us all in every aspect of our lives.





"The standard you walk past is the standard you accept."

Lieutenant General David… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on July 19, 2014 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Alstom Donates Generator to Ecotech Institute for Student Training

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…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on July 16, 2014 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Want to Succeed? Give Back.

ladder1 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…

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Added by Ryan Scott on July 15, 2014 at 1:26am — No Comments

John G. Ruggie-- "The Past as Prologue? A Moment of Truth for UN Business and Human Rights Treaty"

I have been considering the recent moves by the Human Rights Council to begin considering a treaty  to replace/amplify/substitute/supersede the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights that the HRC has itself only recently and unanimously endorsed.  See Larry Catá Backer,…
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Added by Larry Catá Backer on July 8, 2014 at 1:18pm — No Comments

A Fallen Hero and the Company He Kept

 

Stephen Robinson 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…

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Added by Ryan Scott on July 7, 2014 at 1:11am — No Comments

And a Treaty to Bind them All—On Prospects and Obstacles to Moving from the GPs to a Multilateral Treaty Framework, a Preliminary Assessment

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…
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Added by Larry Catá Backer on July 3, 2014 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Co-creating a culture of candor

“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…

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Added by Ian Berry on July 2, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Technology Won’t Save the World



dreamstime m 32619923 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…

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Added by Ryan Scott on June 30, 2014 at 1:04am — No Comments

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