Charities’ Adoption of Social Media Higher Than Fortune 500!

charity-inc500It’s official. Studies on social media in the business sector (Inc. 500 and Fortune 500) show much lower levels of usage than in the nonprofit sector!

According to a recent study by Nora Ganim Barnes, Ph.D., Chancellor Professor of Marketing and Director of the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, it’s clear that charities are prolific users of social media.

The study demonstrates how 246 charities and nonprofits on the Philanthropy 400 list are using social media. Note that it excluded colleges and universities. And, here are the results:  (more…)

Giving Back is Good for Business

The CECP, in association with The Conference Board, released its Giving in Numbers: 2013 Edition. Based on data from 240 companies, including 60 of the largest 100 companies in the Fortune 500, the sum of contributions across all respondents in the 2012 survey totaled more than $20 billion in cash and in-kind giving!

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