How Transparency Factors into Social Profitability

Gaining trust for your organization

Cause-related marketing has grown into a popular strategic tactic and public relations tool for corporations and charities. Trust is the key to building a transparent brand. Trust is even more critical in branding and reporting in the not-for-profit sector. It is imperative that your audience believes that the business or organization is acting as a good corporate citizen and doing… Read More

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Exploitive or Tactical for Social Profitability?

Engaging the many by targeting the few

When is it o.k. to push boundaries? For Social Profitability… perhaps all of the time?!? I read in ADWEEK about a campaign created by an agency in Demark on behalf of Coca-Cola and its new brand, stevia- and cane-sugar-sweetened Coca-Cola Life. The kicker was that only about 5% of the population could actually see the message. The message was hidden… Read More

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Stepping Up Aid Relief Also Aids Corporate Social Profitability

Understanding the importance of giving – and getting great PR

Global and national corporate giants have pledged huge support for Syrian refugees arriving in Canada. These corporations are in a position to make a positive impact in the lives of those who are landing with little more than the clothes on their backs, while at the same time amassing positive impressions of their commitment to Social Profitability. They are shining… Read More

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Changing the Conversation for Social Profitability

Begin by engaging community partners

I had the opportunity to speak at a symposium for a National healthcare charity, bringing together nearly 100 community team members at the managerial level, to connect with their provincial counterparts. I was asked to lead a session that would provide a strategic review of an existing fundraising event concept, with the goal of creating consensus on a path forward… Read More

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The Pursuit of Social Profitability… Even When Failure Strikes

When things don’t go as planned, be strategic in your response

Even the best of plans can sometimes fall short. Despite your best efforts to be strategic and collaborative as you created the perfect program, event or campaign, the results sometimes don’t meet their objectives. This does not necessarily mean your concept has no future. The exact opposite can be true. While a lack of success can be difficult to accept… Read More

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation and its Affect on Social Profitability

You must be compliant and personalized to achieve a successful email marketing strategy

Despite the fact that Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) has prompted many not-for-profit organizations to cut down on – or even cut out – the use of email as part of their marketing strategy, it’s worth the effort to adapt your cause marketing plan to comply with the current legislation. Email is not only the most effective, but also among the… Read More

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Social Profitability is on the Rise

Canadian small businesses have more reasons to get involved

Social Profitability is becoming a priority for Canadian small businesses. Many are beginning to realize that doing good for others can actually make good business sense all around. The trend to integrate corporate social responsibility (CSR) into a business strategy is starting to take hold from the grassroots level up. Small businesses should be prepared to leverage the good they… Read More

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The Positive Impact of Moving Money for Social Profitability

Using the power of a brand to influence change

Western Union, one of the leaders in global payment services, has created a campaign for Social Profitability that would empower people around the world and kick-start a chain of good deeds to make the world better for others. Western Union pledged to award grants that would help fund projects aimed at making a lasting, favorable change for individuals and communities… Read More

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Change Agents for Social Responsibility

Activating young people to change the world

As I watch the notion of Social Responsibility take root in the world, I take comfort in knowing that the creativity and passion that good corporate citizens bring forward is endless and abundant. The desire to inspire and engage is genuine and is fast becoming an economic driver of strong financial performance. So what are you waiting for? When imagining… Read More

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The Business Drivers Behind Social Profitability

Social responsibility pays off when it comes from the heart

When it comes to making Social Profitability a priority in business, personal experience can be the motivating factor for many corporate leaders. It was for Paul Lindley, who founded Ella’s Kitchen. He had two motivating drivers: 1) his years helping build Nickelodeon into a trusted brand for children and seeking to address the perception that TV was responsible for kids’… Read More