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Small Business Philanthropy ROI

Small Business Philanthropy, Employee Volunteer, Corporate Giving, Employee Morale

From micro loans and businesses to downsizing and tiny homes, small has captured our attention. Small businesses are a staple of any community. According to the Small Business Administration website as big business eliminated jobs small businesses grew adding more than eight million new jobs. Mom and pop businesses, small firms and companies make up the main-street of every community. Small busine ...[Read More]

Philanthropy Partnerships Create Better Community

Philanthropy Partnerships Create Better Community

In every community there are examples of philanthropy partnerships. It is partnership between philanthropy, business, government and the people that creates better communities. They come together to accomplish what matters. From Philanthropy Partnerships to Parking In my community right now it’s a three story parking garage with a wonderful bronze statue at the entrance. The statue is of the man w ...[Read More]

Giving is a Business Matter

Giving is a Business Matter

Let’s talk about how giving can be an important part of the WHY of buying. Author Simon Sinek says “People don’t buy or give to WHAT you do or HOW you do it, they buy or give to WHY you do it.” Once you open this door and include giving in your WHY you need to know the HOW. In a recent article I reflected on three companies, each philanthropic minded – Newman’s Own, Target and locally ...[Read More]

Four Lessons From Many Puzzles

Four Lessons From Many Puzzles

My work this year can be described as many different puzzles. Whether it was a family, a business, or a foundation fitting all the pieces together was as easy as it was hard. Every puzzle was different, and finishing was rewarding. Giving puzzles are more frequent than you think, different ways to give with many different shapes.  Rewarding when it all came together. My giving puzzles included urg ...[Read More]

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