Giving in San Diego
Giving in San Diego
"Meetings Set for Balboa Park Plaza Project." San Diego Union-Tribune. May 2, 2012.
"The Spirit of Christmas Giving."
An Op-Ed by the Union-Tribune's
Editorial Board, which includes two 2011 SDG Board members. Dec. 25, 2011.
"Jacobs on Giving, SD's Economy, Balboa Park." San Diego Union-Tribune
. Dec. 24, 2011.
The Daily Transcript's "Corporate Philanthropy 2011" special report.
"What is Philanthropy? Those in the Know Explain." San Diego Union-Tribune
. Dec 9, 2011.
"Civic Dreams and the 1 Percenters." San Diego Union-Tribune
. Nov. 13, 2011.
"Philanthropists to be Honored Tuesday." San Diego Union-Tribune
. Oct. 31, 2011.
"Volunteer San Diego: A Legacy of Service." San Diego Union-Tribune
. Oct. 22, 2011.
"Nonprofit Group Volunteer San Diego Abruptly Closes Doors." Mount Helix Patch
. Oct. 7, 2011.
"Burnham Donates $5 million for Civic Engagement Center." San Diego Union-Tribune
. Sept. 26, 2011.
"Friends Rally to Save State Park Services." San Diego Union-Tribune
. Aug. 31, 2011.
"Starlight's Magic Magnetized Blank Checks."
VoiceofSanDiego.org. Aug. 29, 2011.
"Philanthropist-in-chief." San Diego Union-Tribune
. Aug. 25, 2011.
"Needed: A Smarter Approach on Taxes." San Diego Union-Tribune
. Aug. 16, 2011.
"Walmart Looks More Likely in Southeastern San Diego."
VoiceofSanDiego.org. Aug. 16, 2011.
"Big Gift Still Floats Symphony 10 Years Later."
VoiceofSanDiego.org. Aug. 15, 2011.
"Del Mar Residents Find Fulfillment in Women’s Philanthropy Group." Del Mar Times
. Aug. 15, 2011.
"A Case of Philanthropy at its Finest." San Diego Union-Tribune
editorial. Aug. 3, 2011.
"Philanthropist Gives Scripps Health $45 million for Cardiovascular Center." San Diego Union-Tribune
. July 27, 2011.
"How to Ensure Your Donations Go to Worthy Causes." San Diego Union-Tribune. Dec. 3, 2010.
"By the Numbers: How People Give." USA Today. Nov. 30, 2010. (SDG members and partners are quoted.)
"Charity Fundraising Getting Easier." San Diego Union-Tribune. Nov. 29, 2010.
"How to Drown 'Enron By the Sea.'"
VoiceofSanDiego.org. Jan. 2, 2011.
New York Times' special Giving section.
Nov. 2, 2011.
"Finally, Socially Responsible Investors Can Measure Their Impact." The Christian Science Monitor
. Sept. 24, 2011.
"Consortium Views Arts as Engines of Recovery." The New York Times
. Sept. 14, 2011.
"Record Numbers of Americans Face Poverty." The Chronicle of Philanthropy
. Sept. 14, 2011.
The Hollywood Reporter
-- The Philanthropy Issue
. August 2011.
"2010 Fund-Raising Figures Are Grim for Many Charities, Study Finds." The Chronicle of Philanthropy
. Nov. 29, 2010.
"Foundations Find Returns in Unexpected Places." The Chronicle of Philanthropy
. Nov. 24, 2010.
"Foundations Say Technology 'Lagging.'" The Philanthropy Journal. Nov. 24, 2010.
"Tough Year Ahead for Charities." Christian Science Monitor. Nov. 22, 2010.
"Americans Giving Less, And to Fewer Groups." The Philanthropy Journal. Nov. 15, 2010.
"Unsung nonprofits are the big story." Blog. Inside Philanthropy. Nov. 15, 2010.
"A Different Kind of Philanthropy." Blog. Tactical Philanthropy. Nov. 12, 2010.
"A Move to Encourage Charities to Focus on Results." The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Oct. 21, 2010.
"Transparency: Compliance-Driven or Culturally Ingrained?" Blog. Investing in Social Change. Oct. 7, 2010.
"Building the Bridge for Diversity and Inclusion: Testing a Regional Strategy." The Foundation Review. Fall 2010
Business Week: Nestle Chairman Opposes Corporate Philanthropy as Misuse of Funds
"Nestle SA Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe said he opposes corporate philanthropy because it misuses shareholders' money and said government, business and civic groups should team up to tackle society's problems."
Philanthropy News Digest: Corporate America Values Skilled Volunteerism as a Means to Social Change, Survey Finds
"Increasingly, corporations regard workplace volunteerism as a means to effect long-term social change and are offering their employees skilled volunteer opportunities, an annual survey from New York City-based Deloitte
Chronicle of Philanthropy: Corporate Volunteer Efforts Have Big Intentions, but Few Companies Track Results
"More than eight out of 10 companies believe that offering skilled volunteers can help nonprofit groups operate more effectively, serve more clients, and reach their long-term goals, the report said. But less than half of the businesses communicate with the organizations they serve about how best to meet those needs. And fewer than four out of 10 companies work with the groups to measure the volunteers' impact."
Chronicle of Philanthropy: Corporate Donors Step Up Efforts to Help Charities Gain Technology Skills
"Corporations are increasingly donating high-technology training and expertise rather than cash to help solve global problems, the Star Tribune
Chronicle of Philanthropy: Economic Worries Ease for Corporate Donors, Report Find
"Cuts to corporate giving budgets are slowing this year, as companies focus on business strategy rather than the economy when making philanthropy decisions, according to a new report by the Conference Board, in New York."
Reuters: Bumpy Ride for Corporate Giving Amid Recession
Giving by U.S. companies endured the worst recession in decades with mixed results as some pared back philanthropy in the face of tough times, others increased budgets and most predicted a steady 2010.
Nonprofit Quarterly: Looking for Grants on International Corporate Philanthropy Day
Rick Cohen describes some of CECP's activities on International Corporate Philanthropy Day from a nonprofit angle, noting that many nonprofits are concerned about the level of cash gifts in the recession and about the reputations of some corporate donors.
Wall Street Journal: Social Concerns Gain New Urgency
"For years, companies have raised questions about bread-and-butter business school courses.
Recently, firms have begun to try to make their mark on another subject: social responsibility and sustainability. Some companies are taking a hands-on approach to help train potential employees, using real projects in an effort to help students move beyond case studies that are quickly becoming outdated."
Chronicle of Philanthropy: President Encourages Corporate Philanthropy
"Today's challenges demand solutions that come not only from government, but also from entrepreneurs and business leaders around the world," said Mr. Obama in a letter to the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy.... The president sent the short letter to mark International Corporate Philanthropy Day.
Chronicle of Philanthropy Blog: Reimagining Corporate Philanthropy: What's Your Take?
"It's been a tough year for corporate philanthropy. Against the backdrop of a global recession complete with bailouts, recalls, and eroding public trust of anything big business, many companies have re-examined their philanthropic purpose, approach, and impact. The good news? Corporate commitment to social issues remains strong. There is, however, a renewed dedication to rearticulate focus and strategy."
Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Blog: Measurement is More than a Good Thing to Do: It's the Right Thing
Bea Boccalandro argues that "Impact evaluation is not a luxury. It is a neglected necessity that can elevate corporate citizenship to unprecedented efficacy and higher moral grounding."
Philanthropy News Digest: Target Launches $1 Million Contest for Charities
In the footsteps of Chase's Facebook contest, Target Corporation has announced a Facebook giving campaign. Through the campaign, Target's fans on Facebook will decide how $1 million in prize money is allocated among five national charities: the Kids in Need Foundation, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Salvation Army, the United Through Reading Military Program, and the United Way.
BusinessWeek: Philanthropy: Companies Seek Greater Returns in Tough Times
The Great Recession exacted a harsh toll on the U.S. economy, from record home foreclosures to double-digit unemployment. Among the downturn's many casualties was corporate philanthropy. The demand for help surged as the economy spiraled lower, but corporate giving decreased by 4.5%, or -8% in inflation-adjusted dollars, according to the Giving USA Foundation.
BusinessWeek: Authentic Engagement, Truly
Whenever something is labeled 'authentic,' it's a good bet that it's anything but. Nevertheless, every manager would be wise to consider what FSG Social Impact Advisors
, a Boston organization co-founded by Harvard Business School's Michael Porter, is calling 'Authentic Engagement.' The idea is for companies to take on social problems but in a competitive context-to look for ways to contribute to the larger community while tackling key business objectives.
Huffington Post: Corporate Philanthropy Strong in 2010, Despite Economy
2009 was a year for businesses to trim the fat. But this year may be a different story, at least in the generosity department: a new study finds 65% of major Chicago area corporations plan to maintain or increase their corporate philanthropy in the coming year.
Chronicle of Philanthropy: More than Half of Corporate Employees Volunteer, Study Finds
"Though many companies have cut back on their donations during the recession, employee volunteerism is thriving, according to a new survey."
Reimagining CSR Blog: Goldman's $500 Million Controversy
This series of blog posts links to and discusses many articles on the controvery surround Goldman Sachs, its role in the recession, employee bonuses, and its announcement of an initiative to help small businesses.
Wall Street Journal: Tough Times, New Tactics
"So to augment-or in some cases to replace-cash donations to charitable causes, corporate philanthropists have increased their focus on skills-based volunteering, pro-bono services, policy advocacy and, perhaps most notably, making business decisions that accomplish a public good."
BCLC: Where is CSR Going?
"Companies are increasingly differentiating between assistance (charity, "giving away fish"), and development (investment, "teaching people how to fish"). They are thinking about how they interact with their external environment more strategically, holistically, and systemically. Very few companies talk about "social responsibility" any more. Increasingly, they are talking about their long-term survival."
Business Week: How Corporate Responsibility Can Survive the Recession
Regardless of recession, some cutting-edge companies are capitalizing on the growing consumer interest in CR to both do good and differentiate themselves at the same time, writes John Quelch.
BCLC: Small Business Tops Trust Chart, Some Major Companies Seen as Innovators
"The 2009 Civic Health Index...found that the American public shows mostly low trust in our nation's social institutions, with the exception of small businesses. People trust the small business community more than the scientific community, organized religion, and education institutions."
Wall Street Journal: Not Your Father's Foundation: Giving More With Less
Having seen their assets take a hit during the economic downturn, many founders of family foundations have been especially diligent about teaching their children the skills needed to carry on the family philanthropic tradition while also showing them how to "stretch a dollar," the Wall Street Journal reports.
Wall Street Journal: Some Wealthy Say: Go Ahead, Tax Me More
One group of billionaires and millionaires, including heirs to fortunes in truck manufacturing and paper mills, is pushing for an end to Bush-era tax cuts. In the meantime, it wants the rich to use at least some of their money for the cause. Ahead of the April 15 deadline for filing income taxes in the U.S., the group on Tuesday is introducing a "Tax Fairness Pledge," through which wealthy individuals pledge to donate some or all of their tax savings to support organizations that lobby for progressive tax reform.
RE: Philanthropy blog post by Susan Price: Decide to Decide
"In this tough economy, one of the most frequent calls we're receiving at the National Center for Family Philanthropy is from families re-thinking perpetuity. It's understandable that when the needs are so great, donors would debate whether the immediate impact their foundations could have outweighs the benefit of staying in the grantmaking business to benefit society for years to come."
The Philanthropic Initiative article by Ellen Remmer: The Power of Family Philanthropy
This article was excepted from A Family's Guide to Wealth: Insights from Thought Leaders and Pioneers. In it, Remmer reflects on her own family foundation's experiences and discusses what makes for a successful family philanthropy.