Philanthropy Northwest helps corporate foundations and giving programs achieve their community impact objectives. We offer a variety of learning opportunities from quarterly conversations with peers to customized consulting engagements centered on integrating your philanthropic goals into your core business strategy.
Corporate Giving Trends
Results from our biennial dive into corporate giving data across our six-state region. Good news: corporate giving is on the rise.
An in depth analysis of 2012 corporate giving data from 240 leading companies, from the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy in association with the The Conference Board. September, 2013.
An executive summary of corporate foundation giving patterns from the Foundation Center, August, 2012.
Business Value Creation
Creating Shared Value
Provocative article by Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer about the risk of outdated approaches to corporate social responsibility and the opportunities to link social and business impact more closely together to solve society’s most vexing social problems while driving corporate returns. January 2011.
Measuring the Value of Corporate Philanthropy
Comprehensive report by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy on strategies for valuing the social impact, business benefits and investor returns of corporate philanthropy. 2010.
Business at its Best: Driving Sustainable Value Creation
June 2011 report from Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy and Accenture offers practical guidance on how to implement a Sustainable Value Creation strategy.
Increasing Impact, Enhancing Value
A Practitioner's Guide to Leading Corporate Philanthropy. Original field research and a new platform for corporate philanthropy with clear and practical paths for the future of the field and the role of corporate foundations. Developed by the Council on Foundations. 2012.
Governance, Strategy and Stewardship
Profile of the Practice 2013
Signature research project of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship that explores how the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) dimensions of business—corporate citizenship—are managed today, and how these practices have evolved since the last report in 2010.
Building the Appropriate Giving Structure for Your Corporation
A PowerPoint presentation compares and contrasts the structures and strategies for corporate giving, including Corporate Foundations, Corporate Giving Programs, and Community Foundations.
Corporate Governance Structures
A survey of corporate giving governance structures and board member job descriptions by the North Carolina Network of Grantmakers. 2012.
Do's and Don'ts of Corporate Foundation Practice
Memorandum on the Do's and Don'ts of Corporate Foundation Practice prepared by Clark Hill PLC for the Council of Michigan Foundations.
Stewardship Principles for Corporate Grantmakers
Principles and practice options to strengthen performance developed by the Council on Foundations describe how corporate grantmakers can reflect these fundamental values in their governance, management and grantmaking.