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 Tara Abrahams: Glamour Magazine Engages Companies in The Girl Project to Advance Girls’ Education Worldwide (05.24.17 )

    By Alice Korngold and Tara Abrahams Tara Abrahams leads The Girl Project at Glamour Magazine to help companies connect with their customers and create a philanthropic legacy by investing in girls’ education. In this Q&A, Abrahams describes how The Girl Project transforms the lives of girls and advances economic development.

  • Q&A with Lisa Green Hall: Expanding Economic Prosperity by Leveraging the Influence of Women and People of Color in Impact Investing (04.25.17 )

    By Alice Korngold and Lisa Green Hall Lisa Green Hall co-manages and led the launch of a global initiative known as Skopos Impact Fund, focused on delivering social, environmental and financial returns. As the former CEO of Calvert Foundation, a global leader in impact investing, and a board member of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, Lisa Green […]

  • Q&A with Sarina Prabasi: Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals through Partnerships (04.18.17 )

    By Alice Korngold and Sarina Prabasi Businesses have a vested interest in breaking the barriers that prevent millions of women and girls from achieving their full potential. One of the greatest challenges facing girls is basic access to clean water and toilets. WaterAid’s powerful new campaign, Girl Strong, provides a way for businesses and foundations […]

  • Q&A with Gabriela Burian: Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals through Partnerships (04.11.17 )

    By Alice Korngold and Gabriela Burian Gabriela Burian recently joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), while continuing in her executive position at Monsanto. WBCSD works with leading companies to create a set of business solutions that are good for business and will deliver the organization’s vision when set at scale. WBCSD focuses its […]

  • 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 sufficient 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 […]

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