In Good Company: Mentoring Matters at First Niagara
First Niagara is committed to community investment and development as a part of its corporate giving platform. Its primary focus areas are supporting youth and education initiatives. Both of these areas are the focal points of First Niagara’s signature program, Mentoring MattersSM.
Mentoring Matters is First Niagara’s company-wide, charitable giving program that provides monetary and employee volunteer support to exemplary mentoring organizations. Established in 2007, the program connects First Niagara with innovative mentoring program providers throughout the bank’s primary service areas in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In 2012, First Niagara awarded nearly $1 million to 33 impactful organizations through the 2012-2013 Mentoring Mattersgrant program. (more…)
Archive for October, 2009
Posted on October 30th, 2009 by Susan Thomas, Associate Director, Marketing & Communications, Boston College Center
Has your company made a place at the table for corporate citizenship?
During these turbulent times, more companies are discovering the financial and reputational advantages that come with a solid commitment to corporate citizenship. Don’t fall behind as competitors create new business strategies, management processes and stakeholder relationships to meet new societal expectations placed on companies. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on October 26th, 2009 by Tim Wilson, Editor & Writer, Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College
The trucks may be brown on the outside, but UPS is taking steps to let customers add a tinge of green to the cargo they carry inside.
For pennies a package, UPS customers can now offset the carbon dioxide emissions generated by the transport of their packages within the United States. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on October 23rd, 2009 by Tim Wilson, Editor & Writer, Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College
It may be hard to believe but the people who created generations of couch potatoes are now reaching out to mobilize those sedentary spuds and turn “Must see TV” into “Must do TV.”
The Entertainment Industry Foundation has enlisted major broadcast networks, including Center members ABC, CBS and NBC, for a groundbreaking initiative designed to inspire a new era of service and volunteerism as part of the foundation’s multi-year campaign called “iParticipate.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on October 15th, 2009 by Peggy Connolly, Director of Marketing & Communications, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
Companies in the financial sector tumbled to the bottom of the Boston College-Reputation Institute 2009 CSR Index (CSRI) while top consumer brands perceived to be strong in the area of ethics, citizenship and workplace practices dominate the top 50, with Disney and Microsoft at the top. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on October 14th, 2009 by Vesela Veleva
“You can’t manage unless you measure” is an old saying that has brought numerous experts on sustainability indicators to work together and create the Community Indicator Consortium, a learning network of organizations and individuals interested in the field of community indicators and their application.
More than 200 experts from government, NGOs, business and community organizations attended this year’s annual conference, held in Bellevue, Wash., Oct.1-2, where the theme was “Community Indicators as Tools for Social Change: Tracking Change and Increasing Accountability.” Issues discussed varied from alternatives to GDP as a measure of economic success to linking community quality of life to performance measures. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on October 14th, 2009 by Susan Thomas, Associate Director, Marketing & Communications, Boston College Center
PR News has issued a call for entries in its annual Corporate Social Responsibility Awards program. The entry deadline is November 13, 2009.
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Posted on October 13th, 2009 by Tim Wilson, Editor & Writer, Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College
Take it from FedEx and the Red Cross: When you absolutely, positively need to be prepared for a disaster or other emergency, you better do more than cross your fingers.
According to research from the American Red Cross, only about 12 percent of Americans are reasonably ready for a disaster. Do More Than Cross Your Fingers is a public awareness campaign featuring games, video and tools to help people build and personalize an emergency kit, make a plan and take simple steps to get prepared. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on October 7th, 2009 by Susan Thomas, Associate Director, Marketing & Communications, Boston College Center
Many community involvement practitioners suffer from the nagging feeling that their employee volunteer programs are good but not yet great. However, their attempts at improvement have been hampered by the absence of useful benchmarking information and the absence of a guiding management framework capable of predicting success. How can you move your employee volunteer program from good to great? Read the rest of this entry »