Money is not enough

A 2017 Gallup study says that measuring employees’ contentment or happiness levels, and catering to their wants, often fails to achieve the underlying goal of employee engagement. What does drive employee engagement? Bryan De Lottinville says “Goodness”. “Goodness is a proven way to engage your people while solidifying your brand and reputation to an even wider audience. … Read more

The Way We Think About Charity is Wrong

We have different rules for charity than we do for businesses, and it’s limiting the good we can do. Dan Pallotta challenges the unspoken rules we have for charities about where their money can go.

After all, why shouldn’t you get rich by helping others?

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Why America Gives

Wondering what motivates Americans to be generous? How how each generation gives? How important social media really is for charities? If you are a charity wondering how to connect with your supporters or just curious as to what motivates you to give, check out “Why America Gives” by Classy, a fundraising software company for nonprofits. … Read more

Money Can Buy Happiness

If you think that money can’t buy happiness then you aren’t spending it right. In his TED Talk, Michael Norton proves that more money does not equal more happiness, but more giving does. He conducted an experiment with people across the world, giving people $5 or $20 and asking some people to give the away … Read more

How To Help Beirut

On August 4th, there was chemical explosion in Beirut that leveled parts of the city and damaged critical facilitates and hospitals. At least 137 people were killed by the explosion and upwards of 5,000 are injured according to the New York Times and CNBC. In the wake of this tragedy the Lebanese government has stepped down. … Read more

Addressing the BLM Movement

As a business owner, it can be challenging to know how to support your employees and let them know you care about the Black Lives Matter movement. Talent Works International has a great list of ways to support the movement here, but at the end of the day it can feel overwhelming to implement all … Read more

Working from Home

In the midst of a global pandemic it can seem almost impossible to keep your employees engaged and hopeful. Whether they are living alone or trying to entertain kids while working, the pandemic can often feel isolating. How can a business keep their employees motivated and give them purpose? At Charity Director we know that … Read more

How to Select a Non-Profit for Your Donation

Clarify your values. Charities are as diverse as their donors. Be proactive and don’t just give to the first one that solicits you! Consider the type of charity you want to support—small or large, start-up or established, or local, national or international. Focus on the mission. Make sure a nonprofit has an easy-to-understand mission that … Read more

New Laws for Giving

The new laws are making a huge difference in how and when people give. Read more on Charity Navigator’s Blog. What does it mean at Charity Director? Charity Director is a 501c3 and “your gift is tax-deductible“. This means your business receives the tax deductible receipt for the company portion of the gift, and employees … Read more