meaningful work
03 Jul
  • By Dayle Kavonic
  • Cause in

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
  • By Camilla Marsh
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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
  • By Dayle Kavonic
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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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CSR for small businesses
22 Feb
  • By Dayle Kavonic
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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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Giving Tuesday SA
13 Nov
  • By Laura Parker
  • Cause in

What is #GivingTuesdaySA About?

Giving Tuesday SA encourages all South Africans to give to a cause in whichever way they choose leading up to #GivingTuesdaySA on 27 November 2018. It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or organisation to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about […]

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#Actforchange
02 Jul
  • By Camilla Marsh
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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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Brownie Points for companies
18 Jan
  • By Camilla Marsh
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Why You Should Tell Your CEO About Brownie Points

As consciousness spreads the globe, more and more of us are waking up to the dire need to give back to the planet what we have taken out. And corporates are fast jumping onto this benefactor bandwagon. Corporate Social Responsibility programs are the new buzz in the business world and are almost a necessity to […]

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The Santa Shoebox Project many happy smiles
01 Dec
  • By Brownie Points
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The Santa Shoebox Project – A Festive Way to Give Back

Looking for fun, festive and meaningful ways for your company to give back this season? The Santa Shoebox Project is a sure-fire way to fire-up your employees about CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). This week we spoke to COO Debbie Zelezniak about the project’s biggest corporate drives yet, and how your organisation can get involved. Here’s […]

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Calculating statistics ton increase CSR budget
15 Nov
  • By Camilla Marsh
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How to Convince Your Boss to Increase Your CSR Budget

So you’re ready and pumped to do even more good, but your CSR budget is putting the brakes on your social responsibility efforts? Sometimes the top dogs need a little convincing just how beneficial CSR is, not just for their communities, but for their company as well. Although CSR is often the smallest piece of the […]

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CSR program
25 Oct
  • By Brownie Points
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Build Your CSR Program in 5 Simple Steps

Building a successful brand and delivering a steller service or product, is simply not suffice to stay ahead in today’s competitive corporate market. If you want to excel in all key areas of employee engagement, customer satisfaction, brand awareness, and of course profit, you need to put together a proficient CSR (corporate social responsibility) program. […]

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