Philanthropy


PARTNERSHIP, TRUST, RISK: DANIEL BADER ON THE PRACTICE OF PHILANTHROPY

"It's all about partnership at different levels. We take our concept of partnerships very seriously. We're not just merely an organization that gives money to nonprofit organizations. We work in partnership with nonprofit organizations—and it starts from the very beginning, from the very first conversation."

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THE CHANGING FACE OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

"The first references to CSR go back to the 1950s. At that time, CSR was based on short-term interventions, and it wasn't an integral part of overall corporate development or marketing plan. Now, as we are faced with the realities of globalization, the whole role of corporations has altered, and the nature of how companies interact with their client base is hugely different."

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TRANSFORMING KYRGYZSTAN, ONE SCHOOL AT A TIME

"On a daily basis, we try to see the enthusiasm with which the kids are in school: if they are happy, if they are signing up for extracurricular activities like chess, talking club, and summer camps. We track the exchange program admittances, and our kids get selected for highly competitive exchange programs."

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BEST PRACTICES, PART II: PRACTICE BY DESIGN

"I suggested we look at things like attrition, sick days taken, the number of complaints that your staff is willing to forward along to management. Importantly, this focus on measures other than sales in needed, because otherwise the attention is going to be directed in order to increase sales, and that is not the why we implemented the practices."

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THE REFUGEE CRISIS ACROSS THE WORLD: A CALL TO ACTION

"One in 122 people in the world is a refugee, an asylum seeker, or an IDP. In all, some 60 million people have been displaced by conflict or war—a “nation of the displaced” roughly equal to the population of the United Kingdom."

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A MONTH OF GIVING: RAMADAN, PHILANTHROPY, AND HUMANITARIANISM

"Through interfaith initiatives, we are able to serve a wider base of beneficiaries of all different backgrounds, strengthening the humanitarian community, and creating harmonious bonds that seek to serve others. This is particularly beneficial to individual communities of each organization, as they will also be connected to groups of other faiths and seal social gaps that prevented this from before."

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SUSTAINABILITY, COMMITMENT, AND THE VOLUNTEER SPIRIT

"The marketplace in business requires that you have to be financially sustainable. This factor is why corporations tend to be much sharper in the way they are managed. What CELA stands for now, in terms of the broader human aspect, is no different than it was when it was started."

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PASS INAUGURATES AND CELEBRATES THE NATACHA FUND

"The fund, which has been created by PASS, LLC in conjunction with Mr. Andrew Koval, is dedicated to improving global health in the poorest countries of the world. This mission has a particular focus on treating children with parasites, neglected tropical diseases, and pediatric and breast cancer."

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ENVISIONING ALTERNATIVE FUTURES

"The future of countries, organizations, and individuals will not happen in a “vacuum”—that is, their futures will not be determined solely by a narrow set of parameters isolated from developments in the larger world around them. Nor will their destinies be simply of their own making or a result of navigating their immediate economic, political, or social ecosystem."

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