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Korngold, Alice

Alice Korngold is co-editor of "Giving Thoughts" and the author of "A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems…Where Governments Cannot" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and "Leveraging Good Will: Strengthening Nonprofits by Engaging Businesses" (Jossey Bass, A Wiley Imprint, 2005). For over 20 years, she has been training and placing business executives on NGO/nonprofit boards and consulting to corporations, foundations, and NGOs/nonprofits on board governance, CSR, and sustainability.

Posts by Korngold, Alice

  • Q&A with Abby Falik: How Global Citizen Year Prepares the Next Generation of Employees and Leaders (03.23.17 )

    By Alice Korngold Classroom experience alone is not insufficient to prepare new employees for today’s workforce. Companies seek job candidates who have had international experiences to develop self-awareness, grit, empathy, curiosity, resourcefulness, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Global Citizen Year provides unique opportunities for students to travel, work, and study in new and challenging environments between […]

  • Putting Girls in Ethiopia on a Path to Better Futures (03.08.17 )

    By Alice Korngold Girls in Ethiopia face child marriage, trafficking, child labor, and the lack of access to education. Studio Samuel Foundation (SSF), a nonprofit that has received funding from Google, the GO Campaign, and The White Feather Foundation (Julian Lennon), creates pathways and empowers at-risk girls to become self-reliant. SSF’s two-year program, Training for […]

  • Surges in Volunteering in Times of Distress: How Companies Can Address the Interests of Employees (02.10.17 )

    By Alice Korngold Volunteer matching organizations and nonprofits report a surge in volunteering since the November election. New York Cares indicates that they haven’t seen the level of interest since 9/11 and Super Storm Sandy. Nonprofit donations are also at peak levels. In one weekend following the controversial executive order halting the entry of people […]

  • Joining a Nonprofit Board: Finding the Right Fit (01.17.17 )

    By Alice Korngold In a recent post, I addressed the issue of how nonprofit boards can become more effective. This post focuses on the board candidate’s journey to find the right fit. Best practices suggest that you choose a nonprofit board based on the mission and your passion. Yet, most people have a variety of […]

  • Strengthening Nonprofit Boards by Engaging All Members (12.27.16 )

    By Alice Korngold “I want to serve on a board where I can add value.” That is the foremost aspiration of the hundreds of business people that I’ve trained and placed on nonprofit boards. Board candidates seek a mission that is personally compelling. Yet most people have numerous interests and are open to a journey […]

  • How Business People Can Help Nonprofit Boards Meet Pressing Challenges (12.07.16 )

    By Alice Korngold Our families and communities, in the U.S. and worldwide, depend on vital services provided by nonprofit institutions: education, healthcare, youth development, affordable housing, employment, environmental protection, and human rights, just to name a few. Yet these very organizations face increasingly challenging financial threats. Fortunately, companies are recognizing the value of supporting their […]

  • A Call to Companies to Give Millennials What They Want (10.11.16 )

    By Alice Korngold, Co-Editor, Giving Thoughts, and author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems…Where Governments Cannot Millennial turnover costs the U.S. economy $30.5 billion annually, according to a recent report from Gallup. The research also found: “Only 29 percent of millennials are… emotionally and behaviorally connected to their job and […]

  • How the Clinton Global Initiative Changed the World (09.27.16 )

    By Alice Korngold, Co-Editor, Giving Thoughts, and author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems…Where Governments Cannot Prior to the Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) first Annual Meeting in 2005, many of us had spent a couple of decades helping to build problem-solving partnerships between businesses and nonprofits. From its first meeting […]

  • Q&A with Jean Case: How Inclusive Entrepreneurship Is Good for Business and Good for the World (09.21.16 )

    By Alice Korngold, Co-Editor, Giving Thoughts, and author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems…Where Governments Cannot, and Jean Case, CEO, the Case Foundation Created in 1997 by digital pioneers Jean and Steve Case, the Case Foundation invests in people and ideas that can change the world. The Foundation is particularly […]

  • Choosing Your Nonprofit Partner: Mitigating Risk, Leveraging the Opportunity (09.09.16 )

    Alice Korngold, Co-Editor, Giving Thoughts, and Author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems…Where Governments Cannot Company executives who are responsible for CSR, foundations, and branding, must often choose among various nonprofits to serve as partners. In some cases, they will even be recommending a role for the company CEO to […]

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