Ben's Writing & Blog Links
Ben is a frequent blogger and writer on the subject of Corporate Social Responsiblity (CSR), Corporate Relationship Advancement (CRA), volunteerism, employee engagement, fundraising, nonprofit management and more. He posts much of his work on LinkedIn, but is also a frequent writer and contributor to international associations and other professional blogs.
- Corporate Engagement: Create Experiences, Not Events
- Nonprofits Had a Problem. So I Solved It.
- Let Me Be Clear: I Came to Change the Game
- Reaching For Roses and Feeling the Thorns: The Truth of Corporate Fundraising for Most Nonprofits
- This is Going to "Piss-Off" a lot of Fundraisers
- What is Your CSR Partnership Sweet Spot?
- All Donations Are Not Alike
- Corporate Relationship Advancement Experts: Don't Have One Yet? Let's Change That.
- You Should Treat Your Public Programs Like Selfies. No, Really.
- I Wrote a Blog Once and Then People Stopped Reading It
- Working From Home: Lessons My Mother Taught Me Come Back
- We Both Want to Change the World. Why Can't We Do It Together - An introduction to IMPACT 2030
- I Use Emojis in Business Emails and You Can't Stop Me
- Is Your Corporate Culture Defining Your Volunteerism or Vice Versa? - Featured on the Association for Talent Development Blog
- Quick! 5 Things You Can Do For Free For Your Favorite Charity This Holiday Season
- Are Companies Finding Employee Volunteerism Hard to Swallow Without "Side Effects"? - Featured on the VolunteerMatch Blog
- If You Set Your Charity on Fire, the Donors Will Come
- Corporate Volunteerism as a Dinner Party - Featured on the Realized Worth Blog
- I'm Not Here to Make You Say Yes. I'm Here to Make You Successful if You Do.
- Your Ideas Are Terrible! Never Stop Sharing Them
- Help! I'm 39 and I Don't Know What I Want to be When I Grow Up!
- I Don't Think That Word Means What You Think It Means...
- Are You Sharing or Hoarding Your Best Ideas?
- If CSR is the Corporate Question, What is the Nonprofit Answer?
- If You're Doing it Right CSR is a Singing Contest (Not a Choir) - Featured on the Realized Worth Blog
- Transformation in 30min or Less or Your CSR is Free! - Featured on the Realized Worth Blog
31st Century Concepts
Ben also works with his writing partner, Kathy Wisniewski, on their co-venture 31st Century Concepts, their brand of inventive and progressive industry topics covering nonprofit, Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Capital, and corporate engagement subject matter expertise and education.
- Volunteer Talent + Time Tracking: The Future of Volunteer Programs (Pt. 1) - Published by the VolunteerMatch Blog
- Volunteer Talent + Time Tracking: Skill-Based Volunteerism Made Smarter (Pt. 2) - Published by the VolunteerMatch Blog - TBD
Ben's Videos, Podcasts & Webinars
Ben will frequently post brief (one minute) videos talking about his profession, sharing funny industry stories and a few deep thoughts. He also frequently hosts educational webinars you can watch on your own time and is sometimes featured in various professional podcasts.
- VIDEO: I'm Not Here To Make You Say Yes... Wait, Yes I Am...
- VIDEO: Can We Rent Puppies For Our Employee Engagement Event?
- VIDEO: What is Corporate Relationship Advancement?
- VIDEO: Consulting Can Happy Anywhere (Yes, even while admitted to the hospital)
- VIDEO: Nonprofits: Give a Tour!
- VIDEO: Building a Volunteer Program From Scratch (In an existing program)
- VIDEO: Do You Have These Shoes In Green? Customizing Your CSR
- WEBINAR: Double the Donation - Double Your Engagement! - a nonprofit webinar hosted by Double the Donation
- WEBINAR: Using CSR to Engage New Employees During Onboarding - a corporate webinar hosted by the Association for Talent Development
- PODCAST: Corporate Social Responsiblity: Are We Doing Enough? - hosted by the Association for Talent Development
- COMMERCIAL: Ben and Joe's Special Needs Animal National Adoption Commercial - with the Shelter Pet Project & Humane Society