Business Integrity Matters

Corporate Responsibility Gone Bad

I find myself tempted to reap the marketing benefits of Corporate Responsibility rather than focus on the heart condition of generous giving. Corporate Social Responsibility began in the late 1960’s and early 1970’; a time when Americans struggled with authority and started turning their backs on God in mass. The concept of this responsibility was focused on businesses taking responsibility for their impact on the environment, consumers, employees, and communities. Soon, corporate marketing departments were tempted like me. They started advertising these good works for the benefit of the bottom line. This bottom line thinking has a tendency to harden […]

3 Ways to Increase Your Giving Every Year

I love Christmas, but hate December! From a business standpoint December is about finalizing last years’ books & reconciling accounts with hope for a fresh start in the New Year. Each December I find myself wishing that I had more set aside as resources to give to my family, my friends and my community. However, like most business owners, I struggle to simply work my way through the bills and set aside extra for the down season in January. If you are a business owner or leader you may be able to relate to the pressures of financial contributions, holiday […]