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Companies see philanthropy as a smart investment to be managed for the good of their community— and their business.
By Abraham Hyatt
Over the past 10 years, corporate giving in Oregon has undergone a profound transformation. Major sources of funding have disappeared. Employees are playing a larger role in determining the direction of their company’s philanthropy. And the business world is rethinking how it gives — and what it expects in return.
Perhaps the most powerful shift has been to “focused giving”: companies donating to or working closely with nonprofits that are directly related to their industry, as opposed to a more general, blanketed philanthropic strategy.
Other mid-level and small companies are now feeling pressure to take up the slack; Chaillé’s foundation found that local businesses have experienced a 49% increase in requests for donations over the past few years. Complicating matters are the growing number of young companies — businesses that may be more focused on internal affairs and global competition rather than the admirable but second-tier priority of charitable giving.
“We know that the new guard of business leaders are very concerned about the community, but I don’t think that they’re yet in a position to be the old guard of philanthropy,” Chaillé says.
When that new guard steps into the old guard’s shoes, they’re going to have a very different relationship with corporate humanitarianism than their predecessors. They’re entering a world where targeted giving is intertwining charity and corporate strategy; a world where philanthropy isn’t just a warm feeling, it’s a smart, proactive business strategy.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Friday, May 22, 2015
BY KIM MOORE
As momentum grows at the state level to introduce far-reaching environmental regulations, such as carbon pricing and the Clean Fuels Program, Oregon employers continue to go the extra mile to create green workplaces for their employees.
Monday, April 27, 2015
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The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) will be presenting its third annual Entrepreneurial Summit on Friday, June 5 at Castaway in Portland, Oregon.
On June 13th Mayor Charlie Hales will attend nonprofit organization Dream Change’s inaugural Love Summit and will introduce one of its keynote speakers, Dan Wieden of Wieden+Kennedy advertising agency.
34 spots for food, 17 places to sip, and 7 sites to choose a brew beckon visitors.