CSR Matters Blog

Jun 06, 2016
Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Northern California Grantmakers are pleased to invite corporate social responsibility practitioners to Corporate Philanthropy Institute (CPI) 2016 – Be Courageous! This full-day conference is designed to engage CSR practitioners and social... Read More
May 24, 2016
Too often professionals return from conferences with their heads spinning from a hodgepodge of ideas thrown at them (or worse, unenergized from what they heard). User or client conferences can easily become more of a sales-pitch than a worthwhile learning experience. The Benevity User Conference... Read More
May 20, 2016
Sophy Yem In 2015, StubHub committed to put $1 million of musical instruments into U.S. public school music education programs as part of its Next Stage Social Good program. This program supports youth music education from the StubHub Foundation, a... Read More
May 19, 2016
Over the last ten months, we have had some wonderful opportunities to showcase our Global Employee Engagement Report at several industry events, from the annual Points of Light conference in Houston to CECP’s global employee engagement roundtable event in NYC. In partnership with BCCCC and... Read More
May 13, 2016
I recently had the opportunity to represent our SVCF client, Symantec Corporation, at a United Nations Global Compact Network USA symposium hosted by Pfizer in New York City, NY. Sustainability leaders from cross-sector organizations like 3M, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Hilton Worldwide... Read More
May 11, 2016
As one may expect from a conference focused on effective grantmaking, the 2016 Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) conference sparked a number of relevant conversations on tactical challenges in effective philanthropy, such as developing tools for systems thinking and effective methods... Read More
May 04, 2016
Earlier this month, SVCF had the distinct pleasure of collaborating on an event with our friends at CECP. The topic of this event was Global Employee Engagement and it was hosted by SVCF partner, Glamour, at the new One World Trade Center building. That’s where the “with a view”... Read More
May 02, 2016
With Silicon Valley Gives – our region’s giving day – tomorrow, it’s a great time to review how people making a donation to their favorite charity may be able to benefit the charity even more by taking advantage of an employer’s matching gift program. In 2015, 90% of... Read More
Apr 26, 2016
Sarah Miers The Center for Effective Philanthropy recently released a report about the role of foundation transparency. One of the key findings was that foundations should be more transparent about lessons learned – both in the successes and... Read More
Apr 25, 2016
SVCF had the opportunity to attend the 15th annual Charities@Work Summit in New York City, for the first time. The conference offers leaders and stakeholders in corporate social responsibility, corporate philanthropy and human resources new ideas and best practices around employee engagement... Read More

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