We Hope You are Well
The Cause Consulting team has been safely weathering this stormy period and continues to actively engage with our clients and communities. We are deeply saddened by the increase in health and economic strain on families across the globe. While at the same time, we are inspired by our work addressing urgent diversity, equity + inclusion (DEI), COVID-19, and societal challenges. Below, we share recent insights, counsel, and resources to help advance your work.
How to Align Social Impact and Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Strategies
It is time to embrace the power of intentional DEI strategy closely woven into social impact work. In this piece, Nikki Korn provides insights and advice on architecting initiatives that help advance DEI commitments and create more opportunities for under-represented people and communities.
Building a Social Impact Strategy for COVID-19 and Beyond
In this article published by HighPoint Associates, Mark Feldman advises executives that during this period of rapid business re-invention and innovation, they must consider both immediate COVID-19 responses and longer-term social impact strategies. He counsels companies to not rush to action and to take the time to develop an intentional approach that delivers against business and social objectives.
What’s Next: Tips to Re-imagine Social Impact Work During COVID-19
In this piece first published by the Association for Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP), Nikki Korn shares responses to questions raised by clients and friends about what’s next for the corporate social impact arena. Among the topics she considers are “How can I guide my company in re-imagining its social impact and community programs?” “How do I stay focused on the issues that will remain important in the future?” And, “how can I be an engaged, impactful leader without distraction?”
GoDaddy Launches “Made Here” Podcast
Expanding its commitment to inclusive entrepreneurship, GoDaddy’s new Podcast shares success stories of entrepreneurs who challenged norms and beat the odds. Join host Stacy Cline, GoDaddy’s Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, as she chats with purpose-driven founders, business owners and ecosystem builders about defying expectations and creating your own path to build a life-fulfilling venture. Listen here or click to be redirected to Spotify.
COVID-19 Conversations – Mental Health, GenZ and Community Foundations
Samantha Kendall has been listening to and participating in a wide range of webinars exploring the implications of COVID-19. Here are three different, yet informative conversations regarding the growing mental health crisis, Gen Z attitudes toward COVID-19, and ways community foundations jumped into action.
Check out BAE Electronic Systems new community investment approach and TechPower initiative
Read. CAF America shares Volume 4 of The Voice of Corporate Philanthropy in Response to COVID-19 Worldwide
Confronting Racism at Work: A Reading List (HBR)
Here’s What Companies Are Promising to Do to Fight Racism (NYT)
Moving Beyond Diversity Toward Racial Equity (HBR)
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