Two Fantastic (and free) tools for CSR Practitioners

So I have been away on a much awaited and probably well-deserved vacation (I say probably because my husband thinks otherwise). The picture here is where I spent part of my vacation and you have to admit, CSR is the last thing on your mind when you have this view. Now that I have managed to wake myself up from the food and sloth induced coma and gotten back on track, I have two special treats for you.

I have been getting many requests from readers about a simple but effective introductory presentation on CSR. For most of us, such a presentation is almost always needed when trying to explain the concept or the value of CSR to a colleague or a potential client. So, I am sharing with you today the simple presentation that I use for this purpose. This may seem straightforward but it opens great debate among the attendees and also gives the presenter the chance to flaunt his or her expertise by presenting real cases and then assessing them on a scale. This may be a little too basic for those already familiar with the concept but for newbies, works like a charm.

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The other tool that I want to share with you today is a secret weapon in my arsenal, It’s a nifty little spreadsheet that assesses the readiness of a company to take on strategic CSR. The beauty of this tool is that it asks a series of questions and then generates a simple report telling you how ready the company is. The results are often very encouraging because most companies have enabling mechanisms and policies in place that support a full-fledged CSR program. Use it; the person on the other end would love the response and you can thank me later.

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