Kill the Beast: A Corporate Responsibility Department’s Reality During a Crisis

At any given time, there are multiple corporate crises happening around the world. In the age of social media, these crises “go viral” more quickly than ever before. This naturally creates a villain in the space where a corporation once was. Read the comments on any crisis response message and you can suddenly transport yourself … Continue reading Kill the Beast: A Corporate Responsibility Department’s Reality During a Crisis

Your 2019 Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability and Social Impact Reading List

Last year, I published a 2018 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Reading List, and loved the conversations I had with many of you throughout the year about those books. When something works, do it again! Just like last year, these books fall into four key categories: must-reads, big topics, general business, and leadership. This year, I'm … Continue reading Your 2019 Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability and Social Impact Reading List

Resume Tips for Transitioning from Nonprofit to Corporate

Recently, I participated in a panel discussion with Chicago's CR Group on the trends in the world of corporate responsibility. Following the event, I had more inquiries from individuals interested in CR than I could handle in a very busy summer. And while each of them asked different questions, and I was happy to direct … Continue reading Resume Tips for Transitioning from Nonprofit to Corporate

Anatomy of a No: Grant Makers Can’t Fund It All

In a recent post, I touched on how difficult grant making can be. Investing in nonprofit organizations takes a strategic eye, a commitment to partnership building and an enormous amount of consideration, time and energy. Today, I'd like to talk about another aspect of grant making that can be incredibly challenging for both grant makers … Continue reading Anatomy of a No: Grant Makers Can’t Fund It All

The Art and Science of Great Nonprofit Partnerships

Relationships with stakeholders are the cornerstone of any good CSR program. For many corporations, nonprofits represent a major community stakeholder. For that reason, most CSR programs include financial support for nonprofits. These programs can take many forms. But working in CSR means you'll work with many nonprofits. Some will see you as the "lady with … Continue reading The Art and Science of Great Nonprofit Partnerships