Do women “do good” better than men?

Who’s more philanthropic--women or men? If you guessed women, you are correct. Most people have a general sense that women are more likely than men to get engaged with their favorite causes. What might surprise you, though, are the statistics showing the economic impact of women’s purchasing power when they buy products that support a cause. Find out why. 

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LifestyleLaura McKnight
100 questions to ask about social impact in the workplace

Ever wondered why the social impact and community engagement program in your workplace is the way it is? If you're in charge of the program--or if you wish you were--you'll need to get familiar with the questions people like you are asking about employee engagement through corporate philanthropy and social impact activities. Check out 100 questions to get your creativity flowing.

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SuccessLaura McKnight
Good company? Listen for these three clues.

Is your employer in touch with its good side? Research indicates that a phenomenon called “Social Impact Culture Type” is gaining influence on personal achievements and satisfaction at home and in the workplace. How can you tell if the company you work for is living up to the expectations of today’s workforce? Discover three things you’re likely to hear from a good company.

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SuccessLaura McKnight
Getting real: The power of "authentic social impact engagement"

When families embark on a journey to make philanthropy a part of their lives across generations, it often starts with simple acts of doing good, such as getting in touch with nature, donating canned goods or clothing to families in need, recycling cardboard and aluminum cans, or celebrating every birthday and holiday with a big cake and a gift to charity. But there's more going on than you think. It's called "authentic social impact engagement." Find out what it means and why it matters. 

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LifestyleLaura McKnight
Cause marketing: Do you know how this popular consumer trend is impacting your bottom line?

Philanthropy continues its rapid rise as a lifestyle trend that’s here to stay. According to the IEG Sponsorship Report, total dollars spent by corporate America on cause sponsorships is projected to reach $2 billion in 2016, more than a 3.5% increase over last year. Find out how does the popularity of cause marketing impacts the way Americans approach wealth management.

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SuccessLaura McKnight
Money with an impact: Doing good and growing the bottom line

As social consciousness in America continues to rise, the gap between "doing good" and "doing well" is narrowing. This trend is affecting every sector of our economy, including the financial sector, which has traditionally focused only on the bottom line. That's changing. 

If you're evaluating the best way to approach your commitment to the community as you work with a financial advisor, here are three pointers to bring you up to speed--fast.

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MoneyLaura McKnight
Where does the money go?

When you write a check to a charity or donate online with a credit card, how do you know the organization is putting the money to good use? Here are three tips to make the giving to your favorite charities even better.

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CommunityLaura McKnight
Springtime, kids, and going green

Spring is the perfect season to think about fun things like spring cleaning, gardening, making summer plans and, of course, going green. Get your family involved because going green is especially lots of fun for kids. Check out four easy ways to get started.

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LifestyleLaura McKnight