corporate social responsibility

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Today's post is written by Jim Corcoran, the president and chief executive of the Fairfax Chamber

At a Pro Bono Summit on April 22, convened by A Billion + Change, Deloitte, the Fairfax Chamber, George Mason University and Fairfax County Government to kick off National Volunteer Week, “collaboration is critical” emerged as the central theme.

Cause Alignment: Capital One's Formula for Aligning CSR With Everything It Does

Today's blog is republished from the CSRwire blog, part three of the Civic 50 series.  Today's post is written by Jackie Norris, Executive Director of Points of Lights' Corporate Institute.

A few years ago, Bladimir Martinez, then 16, was chosen as one of 10 high school students to run a real Capital One bank branch inside Parkdale High School in Prince George’s County, Maryland -- a county where only 44 percent of high school graduates are considered college or career ready.

The Citi Foundation Finds New Ways to Measure the Impact of CSR Efforts

Today's post is part two on the The Civic 50, published Feb. 26 on CSRwire. This blog is written by Ilir Zherka, Executive Director of the National Conference on Citizenship decodes the second dimension: measurement and strategy.

The Civic 50: Why IBM's Integrated Commitments Makes it America’s Most Community-Minded Company

Today's post is republished from CSR Wire, originally published on Feb. 12, 2013. In part one of a new series on CSRwire Talkback examining the seven dimensions, Jackie Norris, Executive Director of Points of Lights' Corporate Institute decodes the first one: community partnerships.

Tania Zirn, a software engineer with IBM, had been volunteering at her local school in Chester, N.H. since her oldest son was in first grade.

A Moment When Service Shined

Today's blog is written by Courtney Murphy, Manager, Strategic Engagement for CECP. This is reposted from the CECP blog on Feb. 14, 2013.

February 13, 2013--Last week, I had the opportunity to tour the Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery projects in the Far Rockaways in Queens with Points of Light as part of their Corporate Service Council meeting.

Great to Good: 7 Ways to Judge a Company

Today's blog post is reprinted with permission from CSRWire, originally published Dec. 10.

By Gregory Papajohn and Lee Ann Zondag

How do you continually strive to achieve greatness? Where do you look for drivers, tools and benchmarking? How do you turn your achievements, resources and leverage into impact?

The Civic 50 now offers exactly that opportunity. In partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), Points of Light and Bloomberg LP, these 50 companies represent the best companies that improve the quality of life in the communities they do business through the application of time, talent and resources.  

Hilton Champions Community with Global Week of Service

Today's post is written by Jennifer Nash, Points of Light’s senior manager for HandsOn Network affiliate-corporate engagement. Over the past week, Hilton Worldwide’s Global Week of Service has united Team Members and volunteers to extend the “light and warmth of hospitality” to the world. I was proud to join Hilton’s efforts and see our HandsOn Network affiliates working side by side with Team Members across the country; dedicating their time, talent and resources to make this a successful program.

Friday Volunteer News Round Up!

Happy Friday! Here's a fun friday halloween joke: How can u tell if a vampire has a cold?
By his 'coffin'!

Here are the volunteer news from the week:

Friday Volunteer News Round Up

It's a great time for fall volunteering! Halloween is coming up, do you know what you are going to dress up as? Start planning! Carve those pumpkins, make those pies, and drink that cider :-) We hope you have a great weekend volunteering. Always feel free to post in comments what you are up to or post photos to our facebook page.