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Corporations are from Mars, nonprofits are from Venus

When I left behind a 20 year career working for various corporations and increased my local community involvement, it was a rude awakening. As President of my local school’s Parents & Citizens Association I found it incredibly frustrating that our meetings went for hours, whereas the business

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Voluntary Capital and Labour for Business

How do you compete against a private-sector firm that has virtually free capital or labour at its disposal? Your only realistic option is to emulate it, or get ahead before competitive advantage is lost forever. We are talking about a form of exploitation. In many cases, the

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Levering the ‘Tail’ of the Charity Donor Market

A service known as Philanthroper launched earlier this year in the US with the aim of harnessing contributions from individuals and applying them to the smaller end of the charity market. It is trying to lever the ‘tail’ of the donor market – the market for small donation

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Why companies need to connect with community

In the world I come from, it would be with some trepidation that you would put the words company and community in the same sentence. During my extensive career as a financial researcher and portfolio manager in the investment management industry, it became clear to me that there were

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Social innovation is required from employers

Employees are looking for more meaning in their working lives, which means that those companies who compete for talent need to look beyond financial remuneration as the primary attraction mechanism. This is especially the case for ‘knowledge workers’ – those individuals who are valued for their knowledge

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