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1402, 2020

Addressing social problems, in partnership with nonprofits, might be the best way for companies to build trust with customers and employees!

February 14th, 2020|Categories: Featured|

You probably don’t need to read a 78-page report to know that in 2020, the idea of trust is on shaky ground. People lack confidence in their governments, their economic prospects, and even the system of capitalism on the whole. This presents a challenge for organized systems such as business and  Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)–including nonprofits. But how do you build relationships with employers, customers and other stakeholders amidst an atmosphere of skepticism? The recently released 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer provides some interesting insights that hint at the way forward for building organizational trust.

  1. Consumers Strongly Believe that Companies Can […]
103, 2019

Mom Creates Startup For Students

March 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Reetu Gupta is the CEO and co-founder of a market-disrupting startup, Cirkled In. After personally experiencing the painful admission process into middle school, as a parent, she started thinking about the ways of alleviating this process for both students and colleges. This passion of hers turned into an award-winning application, and is boosting students’ chances of getting into their dream college.

How and why did you become an entrepreneur?

Actually it’s so funny, I think the idea for Cirkled In was planted in my […]

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What Is Skills-Based Volunteering?

February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Skills-based volunteering means leveraging the specialized skills and talents of individuals in corporations to strengthen the infrastructure of nonprofits, helping them build and sustain their capacity to successfully achieve their missions. According to the Deloitte survey “77% of employees say that they believe that skilled volunteers could significantly improve [...]

Ambika Singh: Boss lady beats startup bias

December 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Ambika Singh is the co-founder and CEO of the Seattle startup Armoire, a women’s rental clothing service. She has gained wide praise for her startup succeeding in a world where women and minorities in the U.S. receive only about 3% of venture capital for startups. This is a Q [...]

Corporate Social Responsibility—A Great Thing for Businesses of All Sizes

November 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Volunteers are happier workers.  For example, at Deloitte, the largest professional services network in the world, 74% of employees reported in a 2017 survey that volunteerism gave them an improved sense of purpose. 77% of volunteers said company-sponsored volunteer activities are essential to their well-being.  An enlightened company with [...]

4 Steps: How to Set Up a Volunteer Program At Work

November 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Now that you’re ready to start a volunteer program at your company:  here are four steps. You could use the following example as a template for your company. Say you work at a hardware store.  You find that the school down the street needs help with some plumbing issue your [...]

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