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Disaster Relief and Holiday Giving: 5 Ways to Optimize Corporate and NGO Support

This has been a bad year for natural disasters. In fact, 2017 is tied with 2011 for the most billion-dollar disasters. [1] Without even counting Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, or the California fires, the U.S. has sustained 218-plus weather and climate disasters since 1980, totaling more than $1.2 trillion in recovery costs. When coupled with horrific events like what took place recently in Las Vegas, New York, Texas, and other cities, we should all be thankful for the many first responders, non-profit organizations, companies, and individuals who mobilized instantly – volunteering time and donating money – to help millions of people and communities respond, rebuild and restore livelihoods.

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Working the Social Web for Social Good

Imagine if there was a 15-year-old time capsule opened at the United Nations during their announcement of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a few weeks ago. The capsule, commemorating the charter of the SDG’s predecessor, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), would be filled with relics of yesteryear—a disposable camera, WordArt, an N’ Synch album—an old dial-up modem that allowed for as much “social networking” as instant messaging and email.

This was the year 2000—the millennium, a new age ripe with expectation for the digital era, as well as the hope for what could be achieved through a global partnership to reduce extreme poverty.

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The DNA of a Successful Corporate Giving Program

International Corporate Philanthropy Day, a day designed to build awareness of corporate-community partnerships and inspire businesses to engage in philanthropy, is the perfect time to celebrate the CSR work done by companies and communities that contribute to positive world change.

From supporting literacy programs in Africa and Asia to local community volunteer programs around the world, we’ve learned quite a bit from our employee-led CSR program, called Ketchum Social Responsibility (KSR). With that in mind, we’re excited to share four CSR tips with hopes of inspiring you to create or enhance your own CSR plans.

So what makes up the DNA of a successful CSR program?

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