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CSR Is More Than Philanthropy

3-Jan-2019 8:30:00 AM / by Caleb Dow posted in Corporate Social Responsibility, Volunteering

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For many people, when they think about Corporate Social Responsibility, they imagine cutting cheques to charities and volunteering time for various causes in the community. These are certainly two important and impactful aspects of CSR, but for many companies their Corporate Social Responsibility programs take on a much broader scope. 

At Porpoise we think of CSR as a company’s responsibility not only to communities and the environment, but to their employees as well. Companies have a responsibility to put policies and processes in place that put purpose into action, and foster environments that are conducive to positive change. 

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Community Spotlight: Leading Edge Credit Union

5-Dec-2018 9:30:00 AM / by Caleb Dow posted in Corporate Social Responsibility, Volunteering

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For International Volunteer Day we wanted to highlight a Porpoise client that has been going above and beyond in their community. When we met with Leading Edge Credit Union for the first time, one thing struck us immediately-as an organization they were investing a ton of their time (both personal and company time), and other resources back into the community. 

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Giving Tuesday

27-Nov-2018 9:15:00 AM / by Caleb Dow posted in Volunteering, Corporate Social Responsibility

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After the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are over, there is a relatively new day that is become increasingly well known and supported: GivingTuesday. Just as the name states, it’s a day dedicated to giving. Around the world, GivingTuesday brings together non-profits, individuals, companies, and communities. 

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Community Spotlight: Rehab1

5-Nov-2018 9:30:00 AM / by Caleb Dow posted in Corporate Social Responsibility, Employee Engagement

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As a local business owner, John Gonzales has always believed in giving back to the community. His company, Rehab1, has raised thousands of dollars for worthy causes in the Greater Moncton Area. They’re using Porpoise to capture this impact and celebrate the great things they do as a company each and every day!

"We have always been extremely proud of the workplace culture that we have built at Rehab1 - it's everything we have always dreamed of: a team of engaged and positive people that want to do great things in the community, that want to support each other's goals and dreams, and that share the same values as Rehab1. Porpoise has become our go-to workplace app that we use solely to motivate each other, support each other, and work towards a common goal of being better people for ourselves and our community!!"                     - John Gonzales, Founder, Rehab1
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Purpose at Work

16-Aug-2018 10:29:00 AM / by Caleb Dow posted in Corporate Social Responsibility

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In recent years, corporate social responsibility has become a more common focus for organizations.
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The Power of Story

9-Aug-2018 3:40:41 PM / by Caleb Dow posted in Corporate Social Responsibility

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People love a good story. Although facts and figures are essential components of reporting in business, they fall short when it comes time to sharing impact and results with internal and external stakeholders. The best way to share information is through storytelling. Stories are better than data on its own because they invoke an emotional response. Sometimes stories can be powerful enough to spur people to take action, causing people to devote their time and even entire lives to create change or impact in some area. Stories have so much more substance than a set of facts or a spreadsheet of data. 

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The Role Businesses Play in Tackling The SDG's

7-Aug-2018 10:17:00 AM / by Caleb Dow posted in Volunteering, Corporate Social Responsibility

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About The Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals were developed by the UN as the first set of goals to completely transform civilization as we know it for the better. These goals represent 17 areas with a target to achieve them by 2030. This is no small task, but it can be done if millions of people and organizations band together to participate and engage in activities that work toward one or a set of the goals.

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How You Can Take Your Volunteer Program To The Next Level

2-Aug-2018 10:11:00 AM / by Caleb Dow posted in Volunteering, Corporate Social Responsibility

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Having a volunteer program is an investment, and it comes with an array of benefits. In many cases, volunteering and community investment programs are employee generated initiatives that grow organically. For these programs to have the impact that they are capable of generating, they need to be managed properly. There are a handful of challenges associated with managing volunteer programs, but they can be overcome through a combination of technology and strategy.

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Elements Of The Top Corporate Social Responsibility Programs

31-Jul-2018 10:06:00 AM / by Caleb Dow posted in Corporate Social Responsibility

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1. Start With a Purpose

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Doing Business & Doing Good

27-Jul-2018 9:51:06 AM / by Caleb Dow posted in Corporate Social Responsibility, Employee Engagement, Volunteering

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I’ve been following Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff for quite some time. I’ve always been fascinated by his level of foresight and leadership. Benioff is an innovator in every sense of the word. When he founded Salesforce, selling software online was unheard of, as was selling software on a subscription basis. In other words, he completely disrupted the traditional software industry.

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