Foundation Board Compensation Survey

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Paying Foundation Board Trustees for their service is a touchy subject.  Compensation deemed excessive or unreasonable may violate federal and state laws, and public sentiment polls heavily against the practice.  The public’s expectation is that Charitable Foundations benefiting from favorable tax status will direct most of their money to charitable purposes. (more…)

Ebola in the U.S. – What You Can Do to Help


We would all risk our lives to save a single person from drowning, yet will not make a donation that could save hundreds from relying on polluted well water.  There is something about human nature that has difficulty empathizing with the many over the few. (more…)

CSR – More Than a Passing Fad


From the boardwalk to the boardroom – CSR is growing up.

Bain Capital, private equity investors, has made a deal to purchase half of Toms Shoes, the exemplar of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). (more…)

How does giving back lead to lower turnover?

Only 29% of America’s workforce is actively engaged in their organization, meaning they are psychologically committed to their jobs and likely to be making positive contributions.

Half (54%) of employees polled by Gallup are not actively engaged – and even worse, 18% identified as actively disengaged! (more…)