Brand Image and the Importance of CSR in the New Digital Age Part 2

This week we’re diving into how CSR can benefit your company directly. Let’s get started! By Matt Gallagher Increasing Employee Morale Nearly 87 percent of companies with CSR programs have employees who exhibit strong company loyalty, according to the 2012 Edelman good purpose study. It feels good to support a cause with both our dollars and time.  An effective CSR policy entices consumers to support a brand, and it encourages employees to stay on board and contribute. Therefore, the social benefit companies contribute is effectively an investment in their brand that has tangible effects on employee morale and retention (ultimately … Continue reading Brand Image and the Importance of CSR in the New Digital Age Part 2

Brand Image and the Importance of CSR in the New Digital Age Part 1

Our latest series on the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility will be covering the the benefits of CSR and how you can start a program at your own company. Join us over the next month as we reveal how CSR helps businesses thrive. By Matt Gallagher In an increasingly social media driven world, brand image is everything. Reputations are earned and burned virally in the new digital age. From grandparents to moms to high school students, everyone has a social media voice, and they will use it to the benefit or determent of a business or brand with more resonance … Continue reading Brand Image and the Importance of CSR in the New Digital Age Part 1

The Classic Pamela Positive: “Call me Brother.”

A story I heard and found inspiring: A famine was on in the land and a beggar on a street corner reached out to Tolstoy, who was passing by. Russia’s great man stopped, searched for a coin but found none. With genuine sorrow, he said: “Don’t be angry with me, my brother. I have nothing with me.” The beggar’s face lit up as he replied, “But you called me brother–that is a great gift.” Continue reading The Classic Pamela Positive: “Call me Brother.”

Friendship Volunteering: The New Scandinavian Trend

By Anton Wideroth Making new friends is hard; making new friends in a foreign language, culture, and country is much, much harder. As a result, a sad trend is emerging in Sweden and across Europe: Refugees and migrants are excluded from society and unintentionally segregated. But fear not, across the continent private citizens are committed to breaking cultural barriers and helping society with integration’s most basic building block – friendship. From dinner clubs to football matches to mum groups, the Swedish population is organizing to build communities. They call it “friendship volunteering.” The premise is simple: a few native Swedes … Continue reading Friendship Volunteering: The New Scandinavian Trend

“That incident taught me to think independently and is giving me courage even today.” – Prithvi Mattur

At UniversalGiving, we ask important questions of our Interns and Returnees during the interview process.  It helps us understand more of who they are and their motivations. We can then provide them a superior Internship or Returnship experience. It also helps them gain clarity and purpose as to why they are joining us. Below is from new team member Prithvi Mattur. She’s from India, and helping us with our Executive Assistance and Social Media. Here’s her answer to one important question: Please tell us a challenge you faced and what you learned from the experience    “A very common problem an Indian … Continue reading “That incident taught me to think independently and is giving me courage even today.” – Prithvi Mattur