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Community Development

Komunitas mengacu pada kesatuan hidup sosial yang interaksi sosial didalamnya lebih jelas dikenali dan disadari oleh anggota-anggotanya. Komunitas tidak mengacu kepada individu dan kepada kota secara keseluruhan. Komunitas kota bisa tersusun dari kelompok-kelompok pemukiman RT/RW/kelurahan yang anggota-anggotanya selalu mengadakan pertemuan RT/RW/Kelurahan setiap minggu atau sebulan sekali. Komunitas juga dapat berbentuk kelompok perkumpulan partai politik, organisasi …

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Aims and Objectives of Community Development

Aims and Objectives of Community Development by Amel (Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan) Visitor Question: What are the basic aims and objectives of community development? Editors’ Reply: Amel, we’re glad you asked this question and another one about the approaches to community development. We already wrote about the purpose of community development, which you may find useful. …

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Forget corporate social responsibility: doing good should be a core part of your business model

Forget corporate social responsibility: doing good should be a core part of your business model

I’m a firm believer in the power of business to do good. Until recently, many companies saw their role in bringing about positive change as secondary to their main goal of creating value for their shareholders. Businesses had separate corporate social responsibility departments, and separate marketing departments. Each with their own separate targets and KPIs. …

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Five Lessons from Walmart’s CSR Strategy Efforts

Five Lessons from Walmart’s CSR Strategy Efforts

“We think of ourselves as social change strategists,” explained Gayatri Agnew, Director of Career Opportunity at the Walmart Foundation, distinguishing the aspirations for her role from those typically expected of corporate foundation program officers or grants administrators. Gayatri was speaking on CSR strategy at the 2017 CECP Summit in NYC, where we led a conversation …

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Make Your CSR Investments Deliver More

Make Your CSR Investments Deliver More

Robert Stevens shares the CSR investment trends emerging amongst leading corporates.   For leading corporates, gone are the days of arm’s length Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs. Business leaders now recognize the value of integrating CSR into the core of their business and maximizing the impact of every dollar or pound spent. As CSR becomes …

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A Social Media Strategy Can Be an Effective CSR Campaign Tool

A Social Media Strategy Can Be an Effective CSR Campaign Tool

How Social Media Can Ignite Social Change and Development. Is social media the miracle cure for social service, social change and philanthropy organizations? Can it really bring people together for the greater good? Or is it just a lot of smoke and mirrors which promises too much and delivers too little? Social media is an …

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Why smart companies should reconsider their CSR strategy

Attract and retain workers with a solid CSR Strategy. After all, a happy worker is a good worker. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a term used to describe a company’s efforts to improve society or to hold responsibility for the environmental and social consequences of their business activities. CSR has become a hot topic for …

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The United Nations really, really needs social entrepreneurs to do their thing

The United Nations really, really needs social entrepreneurs to do their thing

I think we all want to be good people. Contributing to the betterment of all, creating a better world through our efforts, green pastures, and blue skies and all that. That’s the dream, but it seems a little out of reach most days. We’re just trying to pay the bills. Our society has fostered a …

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Anonymize Philanthropy

Want to #ShiftThePower? Anonymize Philanthropy.

“The purest form of giving is anonymous to anonymous.” — Jay Z I had the wonderful opportunity recently to speak on Future of Philanthropy at a session hosted jointly by Philanthropic Foundations Canada and The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative. The room was packed with activists, philanthropists, executives, artists, professionals, and entrepreneurs. Among many things, we explored how …

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Can the Social Impact Sector Commit to Self-Criticism?

Can the Social Impact Sector Commit to Self-Criticism?

Over the past few decades, there have been volumes written and spoken on questionable ethics, “creative” accounting practices, concentrations of power and influence, restrictive drip funding, and dependency traps in the world of social impact — from international development to grantmaking, but what have we learned? Has the world of social impact become more self-critical, shaped by …

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