Public Advocacy


Public Advocacy
Note from Our Founder:

Our world, particularly here in the United States, is dependent on well-intentioned, integrity-laden, competent public service. To me, this is an inarguable truth. It has been my observation that the most productive public service has come when there has been an informed synergistic blending of the best engagement from the business, public and non-profit sectors. Hence, I believe that the business sector must be at the table when there is a discourse on public interest. I also believe that one of the most important differences between Good Leaders and Great Leaders revolves around the concept of context.

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Great Leaders have a deep and visceral understanding of the society in which they operate and are best able to chart a course for their enterprise that most effectively navigates those waters. It is also essential that the leader thoughtfully represents the interest of the enterprise in the public conversation. Great Leaders cultivate a higher level of credibility on this front, which is derived from an active engagement in the discourse. Finally, on a personal level, it has been my observation that leaders derive a great deal of personal satisfaction from leveraging their skills, assets and capabilities from their engagement on public issues. Be a Great Leader! Get involved in a way that works for you and best represents your organization.

-Doug Conant

Our Founder & CEO is actively engaged in the following organizations:

CECP

CECP— CHIEF EXECUTIVES FOR CORPORATE PURPOSE

Chairman

CECP empowers corporations to be a force for good in society. CECP is a CEO-led coalition that believes that a company’s social strategy—how it engages with key stakeholders—determines company success. 

CHL LogoCENTER FOR HIGHER AMBITION LEADERSHIP

Chairman

The Center for Higher Ambition Leadership is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and supporting a growing global community of leaders who have higher ambitions for themselves and their institutions. Higher-ambition leaders are driven by a sense of purpose that goes beyond achieving financial success. They aspire to build organizations that succeed in the marketplace by earning the respect, trust, and, commitment of their people, customers, communities, and investors.

Partnership for Public ServicePARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

Member, Board of Directors

The Partnership for Public Service (PPS) works to revitalize our federal government by transforming the way government works and inspiring a new generation to serve. PPS is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that believes good government starts with good people. They partner with federal agencies and other stakeholders to make our government more efficient.

Hope CollegeHOPE COLLEGE

Member, Board of Trustees

Hope College is a four-year liberal arts college where academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together in a supportive and welcoming community. Their rare combination of deep roots and rigorous preparation for the world of tomorrow equips students to go into the world and make an impact in their communities.

National Organization on Disability

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION ON DISABILITY

Member, Board of Directors

The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation of America’s 56 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Today, NOD focuses on increasing employment opportunities for the 79 percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed.

CATALYST WOMEN ON BOARD™ Women on Board

Mentor | Sponsor

Women On Board™ is an initiative that promotes the appointment of women to corporate boards by engaging CEOs and board chairs who are committed to improving board diversity to mentor and sponsor CEO-endorsed women board candidates.

EnactusENACTUS

Former Chairman, Board of Directors 

Enactus is a community of student, academic, and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.

The Conference BoardTHE CONFERENCE BOARD

Former Chairman, Board of Directors

The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Their mission is unique: to provide the world’s leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society.

We and our employees are currently supporting:

THE EQUAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE  

The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. 

THE URBAN LEAGUE OF PHILADELPHIA

The Urban League of Philadelphia’s mission is to empower African Americans and other underserved people to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights. The mission is defined by the ABC’s: Advocacy & Policy; Business & Talent Diversity; Community & Economic Development. 

WOMEN AGAINST ABUSE

Women Against Abuse is Philadelphia’s leading domestic violence advocate and service provider and among the largest domestic violence agencies in the country. Their mission is to provide quality, compassionate, and nonjudgmental services to people experiencing intimate partner violence and to lead the struggle to end domestic violence. 

NO KID HUNGRY

No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. As a child hunger organization, ending childhood hunger is their primary focus. 

FAMILY PROMISE

Family Promise’s mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. They initiate coordinated local efforts that bring communities together to help homeless families regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity. 

NEW JERSEY PANDEMIC RELIEF FUND

NJPRF will provide grants to existing organizations with a demonstrated track record of caring for vulnerable communities. One hundred percent of every dollar received online by NJPRF will go to organizations that provide essential services to those in need. 

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