The Top 5 Giving Tuesday Decision-Making Struggles…And what to do
Over many years helping clients determine where and how they’d like to make impact, several common “giving conundrum” themes have emerged. Just in time for Giving Tuesday, we’re sharing how we think through these “on the one hand … on the other hand” moments.
How Universities Positively Impact Communities (and How to Track it)
For thousands of years, educational institutions have served as a definitive source of learning, inspiration, connection, and ultimately societal progress – across the globe. All this to say - schools and universities have been creating positive value long before “social impact” was a thing.
How Sports Teams Positively Impact Communities (and How to Track it)
Sports teams are known for creating joy, inspiration and connection for communities across the world. They’ve also been creating positive value from a social impact perspective long before “social impact” was a thing. That said, all too often, the true impact of this work is not tracked and not reported, which means that your community, fans, employees, and other key constituents have no idea what you’re up to.
Where Sourcing and Social Impact Meet: A Conversation with Jerry Joye and Emily Kane Miller
These days – we are all acutely aware of the critical role that supply chains play for all businesses (and society more broadly!). As a company thinks about how to invest in ESG and Social Impact, looking toward the supply chain team might not be everyone’s first thought. Read more here.
Let's Talk Levers: DEI
DEI refers includes programs and policies that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Data As A Driver In A Relational World: A New Approach For Philanthropy
In her recent piece for Forbes, Emily Kane Miller digs into how data and impact measurement will be the driving force for philanthropy going forward, and why keeping these partnerships focused on personal relationships is a strategic error in 2022.
Let's Talk Levers: Sales
For some businesses, the good they bring into the world is already baked into the organization, through selling products or services that inherently support social impact objectives.
Let's Talk Levers: Activation
Activation refers to nonprofits’ programmatic and educational work related to their core mission – the reason they exist as an organization.
Let's Talk Levers: Partnership
The Partnership Lever refers to when nonprofits and businesses collaborate to create social impact value that one could not achieve without the other.
How Restaurants and Cafes Make the World a Better Place (and how to track it)
Restaurants, cafes and restaurant groups are some of our country’s most notable doers. You feed people for goodness sake! But often, the good work that you do - which, when you add it up translates to so much value - goes unnoticed and under-reported.
Let's Talk Levers: Impact Investing
The Impact Investing Lever refers to companies using the corpus of a fund or other working capital to invest in mission-aligned for-profit businesses.
Jewish founders are creating data tools to help nonprofits maximize their impact
Excited to have Ethos Tracking featured in eJewishPhilanthropy's roundup of new TechForGood platforms, alongside HATCH and impala! Read more here.
Let's Talk Levers: Employee Initiatives
The Employee Initiatives Lever refers to companies taking “above and beyond” action to support employees and their families.
16 Ways To Balance Growth With Your Social Responsibility Goals
An excellent indicator of a business's future success is how well it honors its original social impact values -- especially through periods of rapid growth.
Dynamic & data-driven social impact
Ethos Founder + CEO Emily Kane Miller had the opportunity to connect with Talia Antonietta (The Modern Altruneur) on her top-rated podcast, The Social Impact Startup. Listen to Episode 64: Dynamic & Data-Driven Social Impact here.
Let's Talk Levers: Fundraising
The Fundraising Lever refers to the act of generating funds to support mission-aligned nonprofit work.
Memo to Leadership: Defining Corporate Purpose Is a Non-Delegable Duty
Corporations looking to engage in Social Impact may be aware of the “purpose by polling” approach that’s emerging. Read it here.
Let's Talk Levers: Volunteerism
Volunteerism is defined as providing voluntary skilled or unskilled labor.
Let's Talk Levers: Advocacy
The Advocacy Lever refers to asserting individual or brand leadership to support a cause or policy. Advocacy includes legislative support, of course – but also work done through private organizations, like trade association statements.
How Companies Can Partner With Philanthropic Efforts
There are two ways we support clients in their philanthropic work: Consulting and Tracking. In a recent Apple news article Ethos Giving CEO, Emily Kane Miller shares how companies can partner with philanthropic efforts.
How Companies Can Successfully Manage Social Impact Programs
Measuring and monitoring social impact programs can be challenging. In a recent Forbes article, Ethos Giving Founder and CEO, Emily Kane Miller shares her key principles for measuring social impact. Check it out here.
Let's Talk Levers: Sustainability
Sustainability focuses on tracking environmental impact and holding teams accountable to meaningful environmental stewardship.
Let's Talk Levers: Supply Chain
Supply Chain is defined as advancing social and environmental goals and prioritizing mission-aligned vendors.
Female Disruptors: Emily Kane Miller of Ethos Giving On The Three Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry
As part of Authority Magazine's series about women who are shaking things up in their industry, we had the pleasure of having our CEO+ Founder Emily Kane Miller interviewed. Check it out here.