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Leading in a world of fear

Spend a few minutes on the homepage of any media outlet and you’ll get a taste of how scary the world can be. Greece is cratering. Russia is battling Ukraine (again). ISIS is encouraging…

Are your charity dollars doing more harm than good?

Fresh on the heels of Black Friday, which is to consumerism what Thanksgiving is to gluttony, comes “the giving season,” a chance, perhaps, for the public to assuage their…

The politics of resource development

It’s a tough job trying to predict what will happen next in the murky political environment swirling around the oil and gas industry. International figures regularly emerge from…

Business misses the point of CSR

CALGARY, AB, Jul 1, 2014/ Troy Media/ – The social licence to operate – which refers to a community’s willingness to give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to industry development…

ALS bucket challenge turns fundraising on its head

Thanks a lot, ALS Association. Because of you and your Ice Bucket Challenge, millions of organizations around the world are re-thinking their approach to fundraising. The old tried…

The phrase you should erase from your vocabulary

CALGARY, AB, Aug 3, 2014/ Troy Media/ – On the landscape of meaningless phrases, one four-word gem stands out: We’re making a difference. You’ll often find this line used by…

How one social enterprise is supporting First Nations development

CALGARY, AB, Jun 1, 2014/ Troy Media/ – Various organizations are finding new ways to generate revenues by selling services that create simultaneous social and economic benefits.…

Reinventing corporate social responsibility

This column first appeared in Oilweek. The social license to operate—which refers to a community’s willingness to give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to industry development—is a…

The inside-out organization

Do you ever see someone trying to be all things to all people? What’s your response? My trust radar goes up when I see someone like that. It makes me wonder who he or she really…