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Ten Lessons in Cause Branding

Following are 10 lessons companies need to note when implementing cause branding initiatives:
 Lesson # 1: Cause branding is a real commitment.
 Lesson # 2: It starts with your own people. Lesson # 3:  It … | MORE »

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Improve Your Brand’s Image with Corporate Giving

Every corporate entity (or individually run business) should make it a priority to be socially responsible and give back to the community in which it operates. Besides being the right thing to do, corporate giving … | MORE »

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First Year of Mobile Giving Outperforms First Year of Online Giving

In 1997, online donations in the United States totaled a mere $300,000. In 2007, online donations were pinpointed at $10.44 billion reflecting exponential growth in overall giving and technology, according to a Harvard University study … | MORE »

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Engaging with Activists: 10 Tips from the Trenches

Just as with any relationship in the early courting stages, activist engagement is never easy at the start. Most companies just don’t know how to talk to activists. Make no mistake―activists hardly know how to … | MORE »

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Not All Is Green: Mags Jumping off Eco-Friendly Bandwagon

A recent issue of Mediaweek reported that magazines have started to cool toward green issues. As more and more Fortune 500 companies launch eco-friendly initiatives, this development for the magazine industry is telling. It’s also … | MORE »

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Investors Still Seeing Green

Even while citing a down economy and concerns about the Earth’s ecosystem, business owners continue to be optimistic about giving to environmental causes, according to a survey released by SunTrust Bank Private Wealth Management. Notable … | MORE »

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Making Green by Going Green

The question of sustainable business practices’ actual contributions to bottom-line profits is oft-debated, but a new report released by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Cisco, HP, Qualcomm, SAS, Abbott and UTC makes a … | MORE »

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Tip Sheet: Short & Sweet: Simplifying the CSR Report

By Sharon Linhart Developing an excellent corporate social responsibility (CSR) report may be easier than attempting to develop an excellent definition for CSR. Today, the term CSR is used synonymously with terms such as corporate … | MORE »

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How To…Tap Cause Advocates to Boost Earnings

We are in the midst of a holiday season fraught with contradictory needs. The economy needs a boost from consumer spending, but shoppers are wary of parting with their dwindling dollars. Nonprofits have more people … | MORE »

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Consumers More Brand Loyal to Companies that Do Good

According to the second annual Edelman goodpurpose study, a majority of consumers are willing, even during an economic downturn, to change their brand loyalties to companies that do good as opposed to others. Also, the … | MORE »

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