The list of resources below illustrates, but is not limited to, those organizations furthering the interest of the corporate sector in community service and social responsibility.
AngelPoints mobilizes corporations to meet the pressing needs of their communities. Its Enterprise Volunteer Solutions (EVS) is a web-based application for managing corporate community involvement programs - effectively and efficiently. The application was designed specifically to provide corporations with the infrastructure they need to address the community involvement challenges that corporations face and contains the following features:
- Community Portal
- Volunteer Matching
- Rewards and Recognition System
- Communication Tools
- Team and Committee Structure
- Tracking and Reporting
- Program Accounting
- Administrative Control
BUSINESS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (BSR)
A national organization who helps companies of all sizes and sectors to achieve business objectives and efficiencies in ways that demonstrate respect for ethical values, people, communities, and the environment. A leading global business partner, BSR equips its member companies with the expertise to design, implement and evaluate successful, socially responsible business policies, practices and processes.
THE CENTER FOR CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP AT BOSTON COLLEGE
A nonprofit membership association providing leadership in establishing corporate citizenship as a business essential, so all companies act as economic and social assets to the communities they impact. Services include professional development, custom research and information services, and an annual international Leaders Conference.
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF PHILANTHROPY/GRADUATE CENTER OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
An organization providing an ongoing national and international forum for research, discussion, and public education on philanthropic trends.
CHRONICLE OF PHILANTHROPY
A newspaper of the nonprofit world, in print and online, that is a news source for charity leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise.
COMMITTEE TO ENCOURAGE CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY
A national forum of business CEOs with an agenda exclusively focused on corporate giving. Their mission is to raise the level and quality of strategic corporate giving nationally and globally through identifying, advancing, promoting and recognizing best practices and measurements of corporate philanthropy.
Building on its 20+ years in forging corporate/nonprofit partnerships and in creating signature Cause Branding programs, Cone helps companies to expand opportunities for associate involvement through strategic employee volunteerism initiatives and marketing communications strategies.
THE CONFERENCE BOARD
A nonprofit organization working as a global, independent membership organization in the public interest by conducting, researching, convening conferences, making forecasts, assessing trends, publishing information and analysis, and bringing executives together to learn from one another.
COUNCIL ON FOUNDATIONS
A membership organization that serves the public good by promoting and enhancing responsible and effective philanthropy.
A corporate social responsibility newswire service that seeks to promote the growth of corporate responsibility and sustainability through solutions-based information and positive examples of corporate practices. They offer four core services: Press Release Distribution, Corporate Report Links, CSR Events Promotion, and CSR Resources.
FORUM OF REGIONAL ASSOCIATIONS OF GRANTMAKERS
A national network of local leaders and organizations across the United States that support effective charitable giving. The Forum's network focuses on the philanthropy of the city, state, and multi-state areas of the U.S. and encompasses 28 regional associations of grantmakers (known as "RAGs").
GRANTMAKER FORUM ON COMMUNITY & NATIONAL SERVICE
An affinity group of grantmakers representing the whole spectrum of philanthropy, including private foundations, individual donors, corporate foundations and community foundations. The Grantmaker Forum provides leadership and information about the value of service and volunteering and to encourage private and public investment in the field as a means of strengthening communities and building a healthy democracy.
HANDS ON NETWORK
An alliance of volunteer organizations that plan and manage meaningful volunteer opportunities in partnership with 4,000 nonprofit organizations and schools across the country working to build community through service and civic engagement.
An organization whose vision is a just and inclusive society of active citizens, vibrant communities, effective institutions, and a healthy democracy. Their mission is to promote, strengthen, and advance the nonprofit and philanthropic community to foster private initiative for the public good.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY/ CENTER FOR PHILANTHROPY
The Center increases the understanding of philanthropy and improves its practice through programs in research, teaching, public service, and public affairs. Effective philanthropy and nonprofit management are instrumental in creating and maintaining public confidence in philanthropic traditions – voluntary association, voluntary giving, and voluntary action.
POINTS OF LIGHT FOUNDATION AND VOLUNTEER CENTER NATIONAL NETWORK
A nonpartisan and nonprofit organization that supports and organizes the vital work of community volunteers who help solve our nation's most serious social problems by bringing people and resources together. The Foundation raises public awareness about the urgent need to solve serious social problems through volunteering; builds knowledge, skills and programs for volunteers to succeed; and provides leadership to mobilize volunteers in thousands of local communities across the country.
A national organization dedicated to leading the United Way movement in making measurable impact in every community across America. Their National Corporate Leadership Program (NCL) engages partner United Ways and global corporations to achieve corporate philanthropic objectives that increase community impact.
U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/CENTER FOR CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP (CCC)
A nonprofit organization and an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to providing a forum for corporate citizenship issues, advancing corporate and chamber civic and humanitarian initiatives and promoting public-private-nonprofit cooperation at home and abroad.
A nonprofit, online service that helps interested volunteers get involved with community service organizations throughout the United States.
BUSINESS IN THE COMMUNITY
A unique movement of companies across the United Kingdom committed to continually improving their positive impact on society, with a core membership of 700 companies, including 77 percent of the FTSE 100.
THE CANADIAN CENTRE FOR BUSINESS IN THE COMMUNITY
A nonprofit applied research organization in Canada that helps build leadership capacity for a better Canada by creating and sharing insights on economic trends, public policy issues, and organizational performance. The Center forges relationships and delivers knowledge through our learning events, networks, research products, and customized information services.
A business-to-business membership-based network in Europe whose mission is to help companies achieve profitability, sustainable growth and human progress by placing corporate social responsibility in the mainstream of business practice.
A hemispheric alliance of CSR-based business organizations and affiliated companies whose shared mission is to promote, strengthen and help establish national and regional business organizations committed to social responsibility throughout the Americas.
INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF VOLUNTEERS 2001
With its main objectives of increased recognition, facilitation, networking and promotion of volunteering, the International Year of Volunteers 2001 (IYV) provides a unique opportunity to highlight the achievements of the millions of volunteers worldwide and to encourage more people globally to engage in volunteer activity.
THE PRINCE OF WALES INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LEADERS FORUM
An international educational charity to promote responsible business practices internationally that benefit business and society, and which help to achieve social, economic and environmentally sustainable development, particularly in new and emerging market economies.
UNITED NATIONS VOLUNTEERS
The United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) is the volunteer arm of the United Nations. It was created by the UN General Assembly in 1970 to serve as an operational partner in development cooperation at the request of UN member states. It reports to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and works through UNDP's country offices around the world.
UNITED WAY INTERNATIONAL
A nonprofit organization whose purpose is to strengthen communities and improve lives around the world. By mobilizing local people and companies to give time and money and by helping local charities become more effective, United Way organizations in 41 countries outside the U.S. help create long-term solutions to local human needs.