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A corporation’s holistic approach to “doing good,” the CEP is about improving the quality of life, making a difference, and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values, trust and motivation among people to give back. This includes programs and initiatives that provide and support activities such as volunteering, pro bono service, in-kind giving, philanthropy, sponsorship, cause marketing, neighboring, and nonpartisan information sharing. (See also: “Civic Engagement”) Goods, products, services, or equipment that are donated to an organization or cause but would not be considered a financial contribution. For example, donation of computers no longer being used by a corporation, or purchase of food for a community event. The act of using one’s personal commitment to secure additional funds, resources, or commitments from other institutions. For example, a corporation’s monetary contribution that is then matched by its suppliers and other business partners. The act of making a grant or financial donation to a cause, organization, or individual. The process of individuals using professional skills (or donating skilled labor) in service on an issue or in service to a nonprofit organization. Also known as skills-based volunteering, this can include, but is not limited to, services such as accounting, marketing, finance, graphic design, and technology.
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Is it Time to Break Open the Piggy Bank?Event Reflection by Ashton CaneGiving is on the rise, albeit very, very slowly. The nonprofit sector relies heavily on donations from individuals who made up 72% of contributors in 2012. Are we dependent on individuals in order to reach ... July 23, 2013
Infographic: Social Media’s Impact on Giving in 2012 December 17, 2012
CECP Releases Giving in Numbers: 2012 EditionCECP’s Director Margaret Coady answers our questions on their latest report November 13, 2012
Giving USA 2012: Who Gave, How Much, and To Whom in 2011?Event Reflection by Ashby Gaines July 24, 2012
Actions That Build Community: Participate In Civic Life2011 Arizona Civic Health Index September 23, 2011
What does “social giving” look like? May 20, 2011
Indicator 6 and 7: Gave Time or Money to a Political Candidate, or Made a Contribution of $25 or morePennsylvania Civic Health Index 2010 December 22, 2010
Findings: PhilanthropyGreater Seattle Civic Health Index 2010 November 11, 2010
ACTIONS THAT BUILD COMMUNITYArizona Civic Health Index 2010 September 23, 2010
How to give away $10,000? It’s a lot of work, U-Md. students learnWashington Post May 10, 2010
Executive SummaryMinnesota Civic Health Index November 2, 2009
Executive SummaryFlorida Civic Health Index 2009 October 14, 2009
Americans are Turning Inward and Cutting Back Civic Engagement in Tough Economic TimesThe Economic Downturn is Reshaping Civic Engagement August 27, 2009
Civic Health Index Finds America in the Midst of Civic ForeclosureStudy Finds that God, Friends and Facebook are Important Factors for Fostering Civic Engagement August 27, 2009
The Quiet Crisis in the Nonprofit Sector April 28, 2009
Can Service Save the Economy? January 28, 2009
Gatekeepers and New Media November 20, 2008
The Indicators of Civic Health 2008 Sep 22nd, 2008
Main Trends in Civic Engagement are Down Sep 17th, 2007
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