Book review: Bet on Me, by Annette Verschuren

Leading and Succeeding in Business and in Life Annette Verscuren is one of Canada’s most successful business women and has written this awesome book called “Bet on Me.” Annette grew up on a farm in Cape Breton who self describes her baseline as “a hardworking girl with dung under her fingernails.” Perhaps you think they way

Cause marketing dos and don’ts – from a consumer perspective

Curated from BizCommunity With recent disasters like the storm in Cape Town and Knysna fires, brands have stepped in to help. We asked our community of consumers for some cause marketing pointers. Cause marketing dos and don’ts – from a consumer perspective With one of Cape Town’s worst storms in years and fires in Knysna

3 Trends for Non-profits and Their Business Partners

Curated from The Balance, written by Joanne Fritz Cause-related marketing has become big business for nonprofits and their business partners. Recent research reveals just how popular cause marketing is with consumers, and what the future holds for this booming industry. Cause marketing, although certainly not new, became well known during the 1980s with the highly visible and

Despite Retail Slump, Consumers Feel Generous at Checkout

Curated from Marketing Daily, written by Sarah Mahoney With retailers closing thousands of stores and malls growing emptier, it’s easy to think Americans would be less inclined to pony up for good causes at the register. But the latest Charity Checkout Champions report says that people contributed $441 million last year to some of the

How to start an employee program

Curated from Good Done Great, written by Elizabeth Warren To keep up with today’s competitive market, companies, big and small, recognize that doing good is good for business. Why? Because there’s significant data that connects successful workplace giving programs with higher levels of employee engagement. And companies with high employee engagement consistently outperform on financial measures. Whether

The Top Three Non-Profit Jobs of the Future

Curated from Fast Company, written by Amy Sample Ward The nonprofit world kicked off 2017 with a bang and, in some cases, a much bigger budget. That’s creating some job openings. For many in the nonprofit world, 2017 kicked off with a bang. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) continues to rake in record donations, including from tech

Why the world needs more tri-sector athletes

Curated from Harvard Business Review, Written by Nick Lovegrove and Matthew Thomas The critical challenges society faces — such as water scarcity, access to education, and the rising cost of healthcare — increasingly require the business, government and nonprofit sectors to work together to create lasting solutions. But this is only possible if the senior executives

Book review: Year of Yes, By Shonda Rhimes

HOW TO DANCE IT OUT, STAND IN THE SUN AND BE YOUR OWN PERSON At first glance, you might not think this will be all that relevant to the business of charities, but what it does is share Shonda’s journey to pushing herself out of her comfort zone. Shonda Rhimes is an honest and funny

Give up the bad stuff, but don’t give up!

Curated from Medium Corporation, written by Zdravko 13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful                               ”Somebody once told me the definition of hell: “On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person

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