Tag Archives: impact

What if Foundations Didn’t Measure their Own Impact?

I recently met with the VP of a large foundation, who shared that they were struggling to define their “impact.” I applaud them for having the conversation, which can be a challenging one. Nowadays, everyone wants to talk about outcomes … Continue reading

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Focusing on Social Impact Doesn’t Guarantee CSR Success

It was with great interest that I read Anne Miltenburg’s recent article, “Social Good Is Always Good Branding – or Is It?” My first reaction was to reflect on the old cliché: All publicity is good publicity. But I know … Continue reading

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What’s on Your “Stop Doing” List?

Phil Buchanan’s opinion piece in The Chronicle of Philanthropy (“In search of the Magic Formula for Philanthropy”) caught my eye. He says, “You can’t flip through more than a few pages [of philanthropic journals] without finding an article with the … Continue reading

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How Do You Measure Your Company’s ROI in the Community?

Businesses are always asked to report on their Return on Investment. Whether a company is rolling out a new product, hiring additional team members, or restructuring a department, it needs to present the ROI to prove that it’s worth the … Continue reading

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