02 Apr
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Good Companies in the Time of Crisis

We have been blown away by the generosity of South Africans one week into our national lockdown. We thought it would be appropriate to share some of the incredible contributions our clients and partners have made. Brownie Points Corporate Partners Shoprite Group All Shoprite Group staff received an appreciation bonus upfront as a thank you […]

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20 Mar
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What Your Organisation Can Do to #BeatCoronavirus

During these trying times, every aspect of our lives has been affected. We are aware that this must be a challenging time for you and your organisation. And we want to support you. Brownie Points has launched the #BeatCoronavirus campaign to help the community do their part and #FlattenTheCurve. This campaign allows everyone, including you and your employees, […]

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meaningful work
03 Jul
  • By Dayle Kavonic
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CSR and the Pursuit of Meaning at Work

The world of work has changed drastically over the past 200 years. And thank goodness it has. Because as much as there’s still room for improvement today, the situation was especially dire for workers a few centuries ago. In the early 1800s, labourers were required to toil away for between 10 and 16 hours per […]

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conscious business
27 May
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4 Steps to Being a More Conscious Business

A few weeks ago we tackled the trendy topic of conscious consumerism, this week we turn the tables and investigate how to run a more conscious business. But what exactly do we mean by a conscious business? A conscious business is very simply one that has a clear purpose beyond simply making a profit, and […]

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pay employees to volunteer
28 Mar
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Embrace CSR Like Google: Pay Employees to Volunteer

Google has long been a leader in the realm of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Aside from giving NPOs free access to premium digital products, the company has also, through its philanthropic division, Google.org, donated millions in grants and offered critical advisory services and technical expertise to a range of social organisations in need of support. […]

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25 Feb
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Asset-Based and Citizen-Led Development (ABCD) Masterclass

Last year, we had the pleasure of attending the Beyond Painting Classrooms workshop facilitated by Space 4 Impact. We were inspired by the ABCD approach and are excited to share this with you! What is ABCD? ABCD refers to Asset-Based and Citizen-Led Development. It is a way of thinking and also an approach to development […]

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CSR for small businesses
22 Feb
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How Even Small Businesses Can Embrace CSR

Remember the story of David and Goliath, or Nestor and Ereuthalion? The moral of these tales, if you ignore the violent battle bit, is that even small entities can be powerful. This applies to the realm of corporate social responsibility (CSR) as much as it does to any other aspect of life. Small business leaders […]

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Act For Change
15 Nov
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Act For Change – a Platform for The People

From our humble beginnings as a small platform with a big vision, Brownie Points has bust its boots, and is no longer just a networking site for do-gooders. In addition to connecting volunteers with causes they care about, we now also cater to businesses keen on giving back to their communities. Our recent success with […]

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#Actforchange
02 Jul
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#ActForChange

Mahatma Ghandi once famously said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” And at Brownie Points, we’ve taken this to heart. From 14-18 July, in partnership with Shoprite and do gooders across the continent, we’ll be the change by hosting Africa’s biggest ever cleanup! Our recently launched #ActForChange campaign is one […]

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