Community benefit agreements in San Francisco set the stage for growing companies to engage in positive community activities, though not without controversy on the effectiveness.
In its early years, the Salesforce.com Foundation operated much like any other organization of its kind. It doled out grants, and it grew as fast as its endowment would allow. Then the foundation revamped its revenue model. Today, it’s not just a grantmaker. It’s a rapidly expanding software vendor.
The recent flare-up in San Francisco over rising housing costs attributed to the growing tech industry illustrates the need for collaboration across sectors.
97% of companies surveyed have a discreet budget for CSR. How do they gauge impact, not just to the social cause, but also to the business?