CSR Matters Blog

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
Nov 03, 2015
Whether your employee engagement budget has recently changed or your company is moving to a SaaS provider that can grow with you, here are a few tips and reminders to consider as you make the transition to a new partner:   Closing out with your former provider (this can often take 6... Read More
Nov 03, 2015
Employee engagement opportunities are increasingly popular among companies, with recent studies like YourCause’s Industry Review: Corporate Social Responsibility shining a light on the data and best practices behind these programs. YourCause delivers the CSRConnect Employee Engagement... Read More
Sep 29, 2015
For the second consecutive year, Silicon Valley Community Foundation partnered with Northern California Grantmakers to host the Corporate Philanthropy Institute on Monday (9/21). The one-day learning and networking conference brought nearly 140 corporate responsibility and corporate philanthropy... Read More
Sep 16, 2015
I would like to extend a sincere thank you to our clients for participating in our employee engagement fund (EEF) and corporate advised fund (CAF) surveys. Your valuable feedback helps us gauge where our services excel as well as areas where SVCF can better serve you. We rely heavily on your... Read More
Sep 15, 2015
To stay up to date on issues and trends affecting the field of corporate social responsibility and help us serve you better, members of our corporate responsibility team will take part in a variety of conferences and events in the coming weeks. Please feel free to pass along this information to... Read More
Sep 14, 2015
From Adobe Youth Voices and Microsoft YouthSpark, to Cisco Networking Academy and IBM Smarter Cities Challenge, corporations continue to bundle and align their community investment strategies into suites of high-impact programs – Flagship Programs. The Big Idea   A flagship... Read More
Sep 10, 2015
The 2015 Corporate Philanthropy Institute is coming up soon. This day-long conference for corporate responsibility and corporate philanthropy practitioners will be held on Monday, Sept. 21 at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. With close to 25 speakers and panelists, the day... Read More