LBG Associates President Speaks to Public Affairs Council on Strategic CSR. In March, Dr. Gornitsky spoke to Public Affairs Council members on "Where Does Philanthropy Fit in a Strategic CSR Program" via webinar. In her presentation, she discussed what it means to be strategic as well as best practices in corporate citizenship. Dr. Gornitsky covered best practices in strategy, giving, employee engagement and evaluation.

Dr. Gornitsky Presents Pro Bono Research in Webinar for Charities@Work. Dr. Gornitsky spoke about LBG Associates' latest research on pro bono volunteerism in a webinar hosted by Charities@Work. She spoke about the imbalance between the demand for pro bono project by companies and the supply of opportunities coming from the nonprofits. The research focused on the challenges the nonprofits face when taking on pro bono volunteers and the solutions they suggest to help them make better use of this valuable resource. You can listen to the webinar here.

LBG Associates Releases Results of New Research Study on Pro Bono from the Nonprofit Perspective at Points of Light. LBG Associates released the results of its latest research study, "Balancing Pro Bono Supply and Demand: Challenges and Solutions from the Nonprofit Point of View" at the Points of Light conference in Atlanta. This new research examines the nonprofits' view of pro bono's challenges and the role corporations can play in helping guarantee the creation of a successful pro bono program. For a free copy of the report, click here.

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New Issue of Communique Newsletter Now Available. The latest issue of our newsletter focuses on why we believe that citizenship reporting standards have to change if we want to really show the value of our community and employee engagement effortsRead it here >

Dr. Gornitsky Interviewed by American Banker. Dr. Linda B. Gornitsky was quoted many times in a story in American Banker magazine, commenting on the benefits of volunteerism to community banks. "Volunteering enables a company to make a difference in a community, while also providing employee engagement opportunities," Dr. Gornitsky was quoted in a story about SunWest Bank in Irvine, CA, and its international fellowship program, something that is unusual for a community bank. The full article is available at http://www.americanbanker.com/news/community-banking/weighing-pros-cons-of-international-charity-work-1072857-1.html

LBG Associates Selected as Preferred Consultant by CHC. Community Health Charities (CHC) has selected LBG Associates as its preferred corporate social responsibility consulting partner. CHC recommends that its corporate partners and charity members engage LBG Associates for help with strategy, design and implementation of corporate giving programs and employee engagement,  including volunteering and workplace giving. CHC chose LBG Associates for its expertise in corporate citizenship and reputation for quality research and insightful advice. CHC partners and members interested in a half-hour free consultation should call Linda Gornitsky at 203-325-3154.

LBG Associates Continues to Grow Its Consulting Services to High-Net-Worth Clients, Family Foundations and Donor-Advised Funds. The transfer of wealth from the Greatest Generation to Baby Boomers has sent more and more individuals and families to LBG Associates for help in making sound social investments that have a measurable impact.  Learn more >

LBG Associates Offers CSR Ratings, Rankings, and Reporting Consulting. Dr. Gornitsky and her team can help companies of all sizes manage and maximize their performance on CSR ratings and rankings, as well as their corporate social responsibility reporting. We are well-versed in the leading ratings, rankings, and the GRI sustainability reporting standards. Email us for more information >

LBG Associates is a Member of A Billion + Change. LBG Associates is a member of A Billion + Change, a national campaign to mobilize $5 billion of pro bono and skills-based service by 2015.  Learn more >


Pro Bono Today: What's New, What's Working

We know why we do pro bono--to help nonprofits thrive and to develop employee talent. What LBG Associates and LBG Research Institute wanted to know more about was how we do pro bono today.

So we went to the companies with reputations for having solid pro bono programs. We interviewed the company and a nonprofit partner to hear both sides. The result is a 60-page report that reveals all the ways that companies are moving the practice of pro bono forward.

The report covers the trends, practices that address barriers to pro bono for nonprofits, the elements of success, and 10 case studies of successful projects.

This report wouldn't be possible without the support of our sponsors:

Gold: Andeavor, Booz Allen Hamilton, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Silver: Macquarie Group, Target

Bronze: PIMCO

For a free copy of the report, click here.

Best Practices in Corporate Citizenship: A Four-Part Series

What are best practices in corporate citizenship today? The world isn't the same as it was when we published the report “Trends and Best Practices in Corporate Community Involvement” back in 2007. Since then, corporations have experienced national and global economic changes, including a punishing recession. And so we set out to see what has changed and what has stayed the same.

We began our quest to identify best practices in all aspects of corporate citizenship by holding brainstorming meetings with a number of company CSR representatives. These conversations, plus our experience with clients over many years and recent publications by others, formed the basis for our best practices.


The latest editions of our Communique newsletter have been devoted to our findings. Parts 1-3 are now available and Part 4 will be published in October 2017. To read the issues on Strategy, Corporate and Foundation Giving, and Employee Engagement,  click here.

Balancing Pro Bono Supply and Demand: Challenges and Solutions from the Nonprofit Point of View

While pro bono is the fastest growing employee engagement program, according to CECP’s 2015 Giving in Numbers report, anecdotally it appears that the supply of volunteers is outpacing the demand for their services. If corporations want the promise of pro bono to be fulfilled, it is critical that the companies that supply these volunteers understand why nonprofits don’t take advantage of corporate talent.

LBG Associates and LBG Research Institute went directly to nonprofits to ask them why. With the support of corporate sponsors, including Platinum Lead Sponsor JPMorgan Chase, LBG surveyed nonprofits about their experiences with pro bono volunteers, what the challenges were and the solutions they had found for these challenges.

The study identified five top challenges nonprofits face when taking on a pro bono volunteer and suggests solutions that corporations can employ to help the nonprofit use their volunteers more effectively and guarantee the creation of a successful pro bono program for itself. For a free copy of the report, click here.

Global Employee Engagement: Challenges and Solutions. CSR consultants LBG Associates has completed an important research study that does what no previous study on Global Employee Engagement has done--tell you how real companies solved real problems they encountered taking their employee giving and volunteer programs overseas. This 57-page report reveals the three biggest challenges of global engagement and the solutions multinational companies employ to minimize them.

The report is FREE thanks to the generosity of Microsoft Corp. Download the report here.