In the world of philanthropy, one of the most anticipated reports is Giving in Numbers issued by CECP, the CEO Force For Good, in partnership with the Conference Board. It’s an in-depth analysis of corporate giving and employee engagement data from the world’s largest companies. And here to share some of the highlights with us are Daryl Brewster, the Chief Executive Officer of CECP and Carmen Perez, their Director or Data Insights.
The importance of corporate culture is overlooked by too many nonprofit organizations. Their belief that the mission and cause is enough to motivate employees is misguided. There are a number of nonprofits, however, who understand this and have invested time and resources to develop a robust and healthy work culture.
Better Than Most is a feature of the Business of Giving program that examines what makes these places so darn special. We kick off this series with my visit to CECP –The CEO Force for Good. In the podcast below you will hear from the staff on what makes for a healthy work environment.
One of the most important things they address is Clarity. Culture is simply clarity magnified….from the shared stories of why Paul Newman help found CECP to how everyone in the organization has a stake in the outcome of their work. There is a crystal clear and concise sense of expectations, priorities and accountability. When an organization has that they minimize the chance that confusion, chaos and internal sniping will occur.