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How to authentically embody corporate social responsibility Article

How to authentically embody corporate social responsibility

The concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) originated with companies having to clean up after their…

How nonprofit Raheem champions social justice by enabling an easy and safe way to report police violence Article

How nonprofit Raheem champions social justice by enabling an easy and safe way to report police violence

Headquartered in Oakland, Calif. and taking reports from across the country, Raheem provides a digital space where anyone can create a publicly accessible record of police violence.

How community nonprofits shift focus to solve for food insecurity Article

How community nonprofits shift focus to solve for food insecurity

Around the world, more people are going hungry now than before the pandemic hit. Now, nonprofits worldwide have had to pivot their focus to offering the most essential service of all: giving food.

Vote 2020: Empower your employees to use their voices Article

Vote 2020: Empower your employees to use their voices

At Zendesk, we support safe, fair, and accessible elections in the U.S. and around the world. Accessibility is more than one of our business principles—it’s also a core value.

How GiveDirectly grants cash, and the dignity of choice, to program recipients Article

How GiveDirectly grants cash, and the dignity of choice, to program recipients

For GiveDirectly, offering support in the form of cash gives recipients the freedom to help themselves in ways that best fit their individual needs.

6 companies tackling social justice and inspiring customers Article

6 companies tackling social justice and inspiring customers

As many as 70 percent of consumers want brands to take a stand on social and…

How the International Rescue Committee welcomes asylum seekers and refugees to the U.S. Article

How the International Rescue Committee welcomes asylum seekers and refugees to the U.S.

Every day, approximately 37,000 people in countries ravaged by war or violence make the difficult decision…

How Zendesk’s Tech for Good partners support refugees worldwide, and how you can help Article

How Zendesk’s Tech for Good partners support refugees worldwide, and how you can help

Zendesk supports several organizations that provide essential services to refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers. This World Refugee Day, learn how you can help, too.

Holding onto the rituals we’ve learned to love as we shelter in place Article

Holding onto the rituals we’ve learned to love as we shelter in place

For many of us, the past few months represent more concentrated time sequestered inside—either solo or…

We can cultivate empathy anywhere, even from our living rooms Article

We can cultivate empathy anywhere, even from our living rooms

Right now, connecting with others can be hard. Sometimes it’s the WiFi that cuts out, other…

Zendesk’s Tech for Good partners create crucial COVID-19 resources Article

Zendesk’s Tech for Good partners create crucial COVID-19 resources

These organizations are using Zendesk tools to connect people with the information, care, and services they need

The brave new world of virtual volunteering Article

The brave new world of virtual volunteering

The college student who delivers donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals. The 7th grader who…

Designing call centers for empathy—can it be done? Article

Designing call centers for empathy—can it be done?

There is something that even the most customer-centric companies can’t change or control: the angry or…

Putting brand values behind brand politics Article

Putting brand values behind brand politics

You would think a taco truck could stay out of the swirling storm of outrage and…

Why corporate sustainability is a mainstay in 2020 and beyond Article

Why corporate sustainability is a mainstay in 2020 and beyond

Levi Strauss & Co. introduced a line of jeans in 2019 with 31 percent hemp, and…

Where do your customers stand on sustainable packaging? Article

Where do your customers stand on sustainable packaging?

These days, every time I buy something wrapped in plastic, I am haunted by the specter…

Choosing the right social impact activities for your brand Article

Choosing the right social impact activities for your brand

How do you attract top-notch talent, engage your staff like never before, bring in more customers,…

Volunteering your skill set can have some surprising benefits Article

Volunteering your skill set can have some surprising benefits

Selfishness is underrated. Wait—hear me out! Giving, giving, giving is a surefire path to burning out.…

3 surprising ways to volunteer your professional skills Article

3 surprising ways to volunteer your professional skills

We see you, do-gooder. You’re a busy, talented professional, so lucky and you know it. You…

Don’t have kids, eat less meat, and other ways to save the world Article

Don’t have kids, eat less meat, and other ways to save the world

Whose fault is it that glaciers are melting, oceans are becoming cooler and less salinated, “storms…