A roundup of the leading social good platforms. Technology designed specifically to support corporate philanthropy participation has become increasingly popular. Referred to as social good platforms, this proprietary software tracks volunteer hours and workplace giving and allows targeted communication strategies and recognition programs. These platforms help build meaningful connections between corporations, employees and nonprofits. They save time and money and increase revenue by improving engagement.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a term that encompasses ways companies can take responsibility for the social and environmental impacts of their business. It includes sustainability, diversity and inclusion, human rights, ethical business practices, volunteerism, philanthropy, cause-related marketing and activism.
Truth Initiative, the nonprofit organization behind the award-winning national youth tobacco prevention campaign, truth®, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year so it seemed like a good time to catch up with Christy Hartsell, vice president of corporate partnerships and co-marketing.While the youth smoking rate dropped to historic lows – today 5.4 percent (about 1.3 million) of American teens smoke – e-cigarettes may be turning back the clock on progress in the fight against tobacco and addicting a new generation to nicotine, with the Surgeon General declaring the rise in youth vaping an “epidemic” last year.
When people think of cause marketing, they picture companies selling directly to consumers with campaigns that raise money for charities at supermarkets, restaurants and retail stores. CSR isn’t just for B2C companies. B2B companies are discovering that investing in cause marketing can be an effective tool for them in today’s purpose-driven economy.More consumers and employees expect companies to take a leadership role in solving important social issues. There is a trend toward greater alignment between corporate giving and business priorities and strategies, including CSR.Research shows that companies that invest in corporate social responsibility tend to perform better financially. B2B companies are quickly jumping on board. 74% of B2Bs consider purpose to be relevant in business growth
During the month of February, WomenHeart is helping to raise awareness about risk factors, prevalence, and prevention of heart disease in women. We interviewed their team to learn more about their #HappyHeart campaign and partnerships that are helping them to have an even further impact this month and beyond.
For Momentum’s Cause Marketing Glossary goes well beyond providing a single cause marketing definition. Our newly This updated compilation of industry terminology offers professionals at all levels a quick glimpse into the ever-evolving world of cause marketing.
In order to get a better picture into what might happen in corporate philanthropy trends in 2018, what better way to find out then to ask a few of the experts? As an Atlanta-based company, we asked some of our neighboring companies with incredible CSR programs and experience for their foresight into the trends that will evolve this year. We asked each expert to “look into your crystal ball, what will be the biggest corporate philanthropy trend in 2018?”
For Momentum’s Take 5 blog series continues with Christine Riley Miller, Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Foundation at Dunkin’ Brands. We ask Christine five questions that will help you learn more about Dunkin’s Joy in Childhood Foundation’s mission to help sick and hungry kids, and Christine.
Rosie Mankes currently serves as ForMomentum’s Director of New Business Development. She is both a lung and breast cancer survivor and we are proud to have her on our team. After her second cancer journey, she decided to become a Certified Life Coach and Motivational Speaker with the goal of helping woman diagnosed with breast cancer work through their day-to-day challenges in order to make it to the operating table, recovery, treatment and beyond. To learn more about her and her services, contact Rosie here.
#GivingTuesday is quickly becoming the Super Bowl of charitable giving. Whether you’re a corporate or nonprofit professional, get your game plan ready to take home a win on Tuesday, November 28. In this free webinar, For Momentum’s coach Rich Maiore will cover the Xs and Os of an unbeatable #GT activation.