Resources

Research, guides, books and videos that have helped your peers demonstrate their corporate purpose and grow.

Donor-advised funds in the new decade

Donor-advised funds (DAFs) saw hockey-stick growth in past decade. What lies ahead for the fastest-growing giving vehicle in the 2020’s?

DAF
Perspective
Bloomberg

How to build a digital brand that lasts

What makes a brand last? Knowing the answer is what separates sustainable success from eventual obscurity.

Branding
Case Studies
Harvard Business Review

The coming $68 trillion wealth transfer

For financial advisors, the transfer of wealth from baby boomers to heirs over the next two decades is a bit like climate change.

Financial Advisors
Editorial
CNBC

Are you really innovating around customers’ needs?

Often customers have difficulty articulating the problem they are trying to solve and too  many companies put their products first.

Innovation
Case Studies
Harvard Business Review

COVID-19 and the technology tipping point for companies

A new survey finds that responses to COVID-19 have speeded the adoption of digital technologies by several years.

Survey
COVID-19
McKinsey

Employee engagement & making a difference

Wharton’s Adam Grant sheds light on a powerful way to increase motivation and productivity.

Wharton
Employee Engagement
Tool

COVID-19: Shaping the future through digital business

As the pandemic shuts down the physical world, everyone is assuming that the digital world will step in and fill the chasm. But is that realistic?

COVID-19
Perspective
Deloitte

Transforming the US consumer bank for the next normal

A “wait and see” approach to transformation will not work in consumer banking. Instead, it is a moment for radical creativity.

COVID-19
Banking
McKinsey

In a K-shaped recovery, lean on major donors

America’s nonprofits are under enormous pressure. This seven-step guide is for nonprofit fundraising during the pandemic.

Nonprofits
COVID-19
Harvard Business Review

The next normal

How companies and leaders can reset for growth beyond coronavirus

COVID-19
Insights
McKinsey & Co

The 3 things employees really want: career, community, cause

According to an analysis of Facebook employees, when it comes to an ideal job, most of us are looking for a career, a community, and a cause.

Employers
Harvard Business Review
Research

Why corporate purpose statements often miss their mark

Analysis of nearly 2,000 CEOs’ description of their company’s purpose reveals that most omit a critical detail: why their company is in business.

Purpose
Strategy & Business
Research

Why good leaders make you feel safe

What makes a great leader? Simon Sinek suggests it's someone who makes their employees feel secure.

Employers
Video
TED Talk

Glossier built a cult brand and a digital community, but what’s next?

Glossier considers new marketing strategies that move beyond organic community support. But what does that mean for its loyal digital community?

Consumer Brand
Podcast
Harvard Business Review

The pandemic recession demands a digital response

Digital transformation was never optional. But most firms treated it that way, applying digital technology in dribs and drabs — until COVID-19

COVID-19
Article
Forrester Research

Overcoming the innovator’s paradox

Although many people say they like radical ideas, the greater the risk and uncertainty, the more skittish potential supporters become. Fortunately, there are strategies for breaking through.

Innovation
Research
MIT Sloan

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