Our publications are aimed at business owners and those wanting to grow in their understanding and commitment to good partnership. All our resources are compiled in-house by our experienced team.
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DEFINING YOUR COMPANY'S TRUE NORTH
This collection of essays constitute a conversation centered around the ideas of profit, purpose and social impact. Initially attempting to answer the question: “Why should businesses make a difference?”, the following couple of articles, titled as questions, paved the way to unpack possible reasons for investing in our country and its people.
We hope that what follows not only inform, but also inspire you towards greater social impact, and better business for all.
This guide will give you some insight into corporate social investment (CSI) best practice and will guide you to areas where increased impact could be achieved through your social investment. There are no right or wrong answers in determining the best CSI strategy that a company might follow.
RECALCULATING YOUR GIVING
Navigating the social investment landscape can be just as confusing and nerve-wracking as being stranded in an unfamiliar city without a map, a GPS or a sense of direction.
It is for this reason we have named this compilation of essays, ‘Re:Calculating’, to assist you in navigating the social investment landscape. To assist you on this journey and encourage your business to navigate towards good giving, we will be walking you through the three main phases of creating a successful social investment strategy.
THE GOOD PARTNER GUIDE FOR INDIVIDUALS
Nation Builder has a number of helpful Good Partner resources and tools developed in collaboration with top-end social investment specialists to assist businesses and individuals to contribute effectively to ‘building our nation through good giving’. Our hope is that this will be a guiding light to all who have been inspired to action by the Mergon/Mertech story and Francois’s testimony, and that it will assist you in steering your own story and legacy in a direction that will impact the lives of many in our generation and in many generations to come.
THE GOOD PARTNER GUIDE FOR BUSINESS
A collaboration of top-end social investment specialists gave unselfishly of their time, knowledge and resources without expecting anything in return. They contributed towards the greater vision of assisting businesses both big and small to contribute more effectively in their social endeavors to ‘build our nation through business’. Our hope is that this tool will assist your company in achieving year-on-year improvement in your social investment scores and impact and, as a Nation Builder member, connect you with other like-minded business leaders who are eager to learn and share as they journey through this complex, yet rewarding landscape.
THE GOOD PARTNER GUIDE PER SECTOR
When you start to have a closer look at social sectors, it is clear that they are very different in nature and should therefore be approached as such. This is where The Good Partner Guide per Sector can help. This compilation of the main social sectors gives insights into each sector. It highlights things to consider before engaging with each sector. It also explains how to approach each sector once you have made your decision.
THE GOOD PARTNER GUIDE WORKBOOK
We have also subsequently developed this Workbook as a guideline and tool for you to use in your own time, and with your own teams, as you take your next steps forward to having greater social impact. The idea is not to supplement any of the resources, but to guide your decision-making teams (Boards, senior management, CSI team) in developing their strategy through a process of self-analysis, vision casting, and as a result, informing your process of strategic planning and implementation for good partnering.
2016 NATION BUILDER BENCHMARKING TOOL TRENDS
The Good Giving Benchmarking Tool is confidential and free. It was developed by a panel of industry experts to help you understand the impact and effectiveness of your social investment strategies. It calculates your results immediately. It is the logical next step for any company who is serious about making positive changes in our society.