Go-Getters are Good; Go-Givers are Better

So says Arianna Huffington when speaking about ‘redefining success’. In business sometimes we get carried away with ‘go-getting’, multi-tasking and being ever more productive. But, in reality, go-giving is such a great way to recharge our batteries, to attract employees and keep them happy, to develop employee skills, to build our company reputation and brand, « Read more »

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Mutual Benefits of Nonprofit-Business Partnerships

Partnerships between nonprofits and businesses can be mutually beneficial and have incredible impact on the community. Corporate philanthropy enables nonprofits, like Austin Partners in Education, to fulfill our mission and provide the programs and services that benefit people in our communities. Support from businesses comes in many forms: grant awards, in-kind donations, event sponsorships, employee « Read more »

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Giving Can Attract & Retain Top Talent

It’s estimated that by the year 2020, millennials (people roughly ages 18-35) will make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce – likely sooner in Austin due to our demographics. Now is the time for business leaders to look at the values and true motivators of millennial workers to get ahead of the curve to « Read more »

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We Give

We give. Austin is a great community that gives back! In fact, the Austin Gives membership has already exceeded the very organizations that we modeled through our Chamber InterCity visits to Denver and Minneapolis. How we give is important and valued. We recognize all methods in which members contribute to our community from in-kind products/services « Read more »

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Together We Will Amplify Austin

 Last year Amplify Austin made its debut in Austin, Texas. SOS Leadership was honored to be a business fundraiser for this inaugural “24-hour ‘festival of giving’ that provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to give together and help hundreds of nonprofits that are meeting critical needs” (AmplifyATX.org). On March 20th, we « Read more »

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Amplify the Nonprofits that Meet Our Community Needs

For 24 hours starting at 6 PM on Thursday, March 20th, I Live Here, I Give Here’s Amplify Austin program will be in full swing again, raising much needed funds for nearly 500 area nonprofits. We expect 10’s of thousands of Central Texans to take part, underscoring their commitment to the causes the nonprofits champion. « Read more »

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The Benefits of Helping

In the recent book, The Hidden Gifts of Helping, Stephen Post points out that practicing philanthropy is one of the surest steps you can take toward a happy and healthy life. As a leader in our local chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, I see the impact that giving makes daily on individuals, companies and « Read more »

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Let’s Rename Nonprofits

We all know businesses are out to make a profit, either for the owner or for their shareholders. And I think we would agree that, for the sake of our financial markets and the economy at-large, this is a good thing. So for years, I’ve advocated for replacing the term “Nonprofit” with “Social Benefit Organization.” « Read more »

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Paying It Forward

Austin Gives help business owners pay it forward in our community and be shining examples in the business world. Did you know there is a nonprofit in Austin who is dedicated to creating community leadership? I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Leadership Austin through their Experience Austin program in 2009 and enjoyed the « Read more »

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Opportunity is Everywhere

Everywhere we look there’s opportunity. Whether it’s the opportunity to see something, hear something, learn something, or experience something, it’s out there for the taking. Sometimes opportunity is really obvious, like a TV ad. You don’t have a choice but to pay attention (I didn’t say opportunity was always positive). Other times opportunity may not « Read more »

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Business Philanthropy

“Our commitment to corporate responsibility includes our support of worthy causes in the Austin community through charitable contributions, which further strengthen our ties to our community by partnering with strong, effective nonprofit organizations. We believe in this work, because we know that as a financial institution we have a responsibility to lead by example, playing a central role in ensuring the vitality of the Austin community.” - Joe Petet, City President, BBVA Compass

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Austin, Texas 78701

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