What CSR Means For Nonprofits

Good deeds are good for business. Corporate social responsibility (CSR, also called corporate citizenship, responsible business, corporate responsibility & sustainability, etc.) is a form of corporate self-regulation which is natively integrated into the business model. CSR is intended to not only ensure compliance with the law, but for many businesses CSR goes beyond conforming… Read more

LinkedIn Acquisition Will Boost Microsoft CRM Dominance

LinkedIn Acquisition Will Boost Microsoft CRM Dominance

LinkedIn acquisition fuels Microsoft's expansion by introducing natively integrated social, analytics, and more. Just last week, Microsoft announced they would be acquiring professional social network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, the largest acquisition in the company's history. Under the terms of the acquisition — and with the reported full support of their respective boards — LinkedIn will "retain… Read more

Free Software: Too Good to Be True

Free software may cost more than you think. Imagine you're in the market to buy a car. When doing research, what do you look for? Does it have to be sporty? Have 4-wheel drive? Will you only consider blue cars? Or cars with leather seats? As with any major purchase, if your only criteria… Read more

How to Define + Measure Social Impact

When measuring social impact, actions speak louder than words. Nowadays, everyone wants to talk about social impact: helping society, making a difference, giving back to the community. While the sentiment is admirable, without quantifiable results, it's just a warm fuzzy feeling… with no actual improvement. So what does successful social impact look… Read more