Here you will find links to resources which highlight the strategic corporate social responsibility opportunities which charitable giving affords.
Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let's change the way we think about changing the world. Watch the video of Dan's talk.
“The Business Case for Product Philanthropy”, a 63-page report published by the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, “evaluates the business case for product philanthropy and provides managers a framework for analyzing the costs, benefits, risks, and opportunities of implementing a product philanthropy program in their own operations”. This study, published in January 2012, explores the real advantages of donating goods over the liquidation or destruction of goods. To read the report in its entirety, click here.
“Opinion: Letter Of The Law” by Paul Clolery in the non-profit times
“Reinventing the Season of Giving” by Carly Fiorina
“Bridging the Clothing Divide” by David Bornstein
“Why Can’t We Sell Charity Like We Sell Perfume?” by Dan Pallotta
"The Non-Profit Starvation Cycle By Ann Goggins Gregory & Don Howard
Please note: Resources listed here are for educational and informational purposes only. Charity Services International is not compensated by nor affiliated in any way with these resources.