Charitable giving by America’s biggest businesses rose slowly last year and shows little sign of gaining in 2012, according to a Chronicle of Philanthropy study of 166 large companies.
(See an interactive table that pinpoints how much each company gave in cash and products and the causes they supported.)
Donations grew by 4 percent in 2011, according to the 115 companies that provided two years’ worth of data. That’s far less than the 13 percent rise from 2009 to 2010, when companies saw a sharp rebound in profits after the recession.
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) will honor the work of U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis with the NGLCC/American Airlines ExtrAA Mile Award for her tireless commitment to promoting equal employment laws for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people at the NGLCC National Dinner: An Evening of Courage on Nov. 18 in Washington, D.C.
In addition to Secretary Solis, NGLCC will honor select individuals and organizations for their courage and dedication to the LGBT business community.
The NASCAR Foundation announced that Office Depot, the official office products partner of NASCAR(R) and co-primary sponsor of Tony Stewart and the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will offer new NASCAR Unites wristbands at more than 1,100 Office Depot stores nationwide.
NEW YORK, June 9, 2009 — Today, digital communications agency 360i published the Social Marketing Playbook, the first comprehensive report written by marketers for marketers that establishes a foundation for strategically approaching the growing social media landscape in order to devise programs that achieve measurable marketing objectives.