B:CIVIC Honors Founding Chair

  So great to see the leadership of Jack Fox, Founding Chair of B:CIVIC, the Colorado organization I helped start, honored by his peers through the inaugural B:CIVIC Community Connector award, honoring those quietly doing great things. B:CIVIC is the acronym for 'Businesses Committed to Investing and Volunteering in the Community.' B:CIVIC is focused for professionals and business

Recession Proof Giving Webinar

Here is the recorded webinar that I did on Recession Proof Giving.  Please feel free to listen at your convenience.  https://bnconnections.webex.com/bnconnections/ldr.php?AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=28607557&rKey=ABD368EE9ACB6E1E.

Nonprofit Survey on Business Partnerships Launches

On Monday, I attended the O3 Nonprofit Summit in Denver; I was on a panel about Corporate Sector Response to our economic times.  I was struck by how many of the social sector staff attending the Summit still talk about "donors and fundraising" instead of developing integrated win/win partnerships with companies, especially smaller local ones.  For 10

Happy Belated New Year!

I hope 2009 finds you happy, healthy, and ready to continue your business giving and community involvement to do your part to make a real difference in our world.  These are tough times for many people.  Daily, I hear so many negative things when I talk to some entrepreneurs and small business owners because of the state of

BusinessWeek Small Biz – I am in It!

So, so exciting....BusinessWeek Small Biz published an article yesterday online, Make Giving Part of Your Business Strategy...and I am featured in it! Amy S. Choi, the journalist that wrote the article, contacted me a couple months ago for an interview.  We had a great conversation and I really liked that she was writing an article

My Path into Strategic Business Philanthropy: Part II The Recent Years

The last ten years I have been “all about” strategic business nonprofit partnerships.  I first truly became committed to this topic as a result of my consulting work with the national network of Governors’ Commissions on National and Community Service and the AmeriCorps programs they fund in their respective states.  In trainings I give on performance

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