CSR Matters Blog

Mar 23, 2016
Katrina Drabeck – Corporate Responsibility Associate Why did you pursue a career in CSR, and how did you begin? The incredible experience I’ve had so far at Silicon Valley Community Foundation working with our matching gifts program greatly influenced my focus on a... Read More
Mar 21, 2016
International giving is important for today’s global corporate citizen. Supporting employee interests, responding to international disasters and helping to tackle global challenges are all important reasons for why corporations undertake the complexities of international giving. However,... Read More
Mar 03, 2016
Corporate grantmaking programs are as diverse in operations as they are in size, budget and focus areas. Some programs include an employee engagement component where staff is involved at different levels of corporate grantmaking. An emerging and unique model is including employees in the... Read More
Feb 12, 2016
As an “emerging practitioner” in philanthropy and corporate responsibility, I really believe the System can be harnessed to heal the world – not just exploit it. Apparently, I’m not alone. Report after report indicates that Millennials have a deep hunger to weave positive... Read More
Feb 02, 2016
In April 2013, SVCF  launched our partnership with YourCause to empower companies and their employees to make charitable contributions to an extensive network of fully qualified nonprofit organizations worldwide, at costs that are among the lowest in the industry. Working with our... Read More
Jan 06, 2016
We know that people and planet are indelibly tied. We know that employees, consumers and other stakeholders value companies that are operating responsibly. We know that companies are increasingly committed to addressing climate change. This convergence provides corporations with an opportunity;... Read More
Dec 03, 2015
Kathy Gu Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Why did you pursue a career in CSR, and how did you begin? Companies are particularly interesting to me because of the breadth of audiences they are able to reach – employees, vendors, partners, clients – and... Read More
Dec 02, 2015
SVCF leads many initiatives to improve lives in our local community, but we also have the great fortune of working with corporations and donors across the U.S. and around the world.  Thanks to a recent trip to Dallas and Austin, my colleagues and I had the chance to meet with clients... Read More
Dec 01, 2015
Just 30 kilometers from Bangalore, India, a place where world-famous technology companies are developing life-changing products, is another world. Here, in Orohalli, residents have no indoor plumbing or sanitary facilities. The maternity ward at the local hospital is a steel bed. School-age... Read More
Nov 27, 2015
If you are considering serving on a nonprofit’s board of directors, you’ve probably already read articles on the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ of board service. These articles address common questions like “Should I serve on a board when asked?” or “What... Read More