Crowdfunding and Subscription Billing in Community Involvement – this needs to be on your radar screen!

– Have you heard about crowdfunding yet? It’s all the latest hype in the Community Involvement field, and a trend that will not go away – the Tsunami wave is only just starting. – Crowdfunding is new – the word did not exist before 2006. It first started in the US with websites like and Now everybody can do fundraising from […]

Crowdfunding – was ist es, was ist erfolgreich, hat es Zukunft? Kongress in Berlin 25. Oktober

Weltweit werden immer mehr Projekte über Crowdfunding finanziert. Was genau ist es? Die Begriffe ‚Crowdfunding’ oder auch ‚Crowdsourcing’ sind im Sprachgebrauch seit etwa 2006. Es handelt sich hier, kurz gesagt, um ‚Mittelbeschaffung aus der Menge’. Im Zeitalter des Internets und der sozialen Medien sind wir alle miteinander vernetzt, und wir alle können innerhalb von Sekunden […]

Now available: My conference essay on The Future of Strategic Employee Volunteering

On November 28, a conference took place in Vienna, Austria on the future of strategic Employee Volunteering. This conference was part of a European Union series, on the occasion of 2011 being the European Union Year of Volunteering. The ‘usual suspects’ were there – representatives of IBM and TNT, Bea Boccalandro, Chris Jarvis and – […]

Spoke on Sustainability at IABC event in Frankfurt in August

On 29 August, the International Association of Business Communicators invited me to speak at their luncheon event in Frankfurt about the topic of Sustainability and how it is relevant to business communicators. My main points were about how the topic of sustainable organizations (not just companies) becomes more and more important to stakeholders, and how […]

Sektorenübergreifende Partnerschaftspraxis: Dreitägiges Zertifikatstraining, 27.-29. September 2011, Köln

Hier das Training, auf das Sie in Deutschland schon lange gewartet haben, und zum ersten Mal auf Deutsch: Sektorenübergreifende Partnerschafts-Praxis. Ein dreitägiges Training mit der Option, im Anschluss ein Zertifikat zu erwerben. Das Training findet Ende September in Köln in einem der schönsten Seminarzentren Deutschlands statt. Erweitern Sie Ihre Kenntnisse und Fähigkeiten, um sektorenübergreifende Partnerschaften […]

Engaging the whole organization around sustainability: It needs bringing CR and Change practitioners together!

About time for another blogpost – this one will be about CSR/Sustainability and change, and how practitioners from both sides need to work together. The urgency to write about this arose from attending the sustainability-focused Ashridge conference ‘Leading Organisations of Tomorrow’ ( last week. Attending the conference and engaging in many conversations with fellow practitioners made […]

NGOs and Corporations: Collaboration and Conflict

At the International CSR Conference in Berlin on September 23, this topic is getting the attention of a major plenary session. A few months ago, there was a major cross-sector panel on the same issue, featuring key environmental NGOs and, amongst other corporate representatives, a major energy company. This panel, coincidentally, also took place in […]

Attending Intl. Corporate Citizenship Conference in Boston, April 11-13

It’s been 5 years since I last attended the annual International Corporate Citizenship Conference in Boston. Thank you so much to Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship for inviting me! I got to introduce our book ‘Corporate Community Involvement: The Definitive Guide’ and got to co-facilitate a session. Saw familiar faces again (e.g. Billy Brittingham, […]

Co-facilitating session at Boston College conference in April

Will be co-facilitating a breakout session at Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship’s annual conference 11-13 April in Boston (, together with Billy Brittingham, BCCCC Assistant Director, Executive Education. Topic of the session: Corporate Community Involvement: At a Value Crossroads? Despite great progress over the past 20 years, many Community Involvement departments continue to tell […]