SIMI Knowledge Center


The following articles are optional materials and are meant to further enhance your understanding of the issues presented during the Institute.
The links will be updated frequently, so visit often after the Institute to learn more about making an impact in your community.

For a list of websites relating to social responsibility, please click here.

How to Exceed New Expectations for Non-Profits
Editorial by Steve Delfin, NCUF Executive Director
Training Managers for the Future
Article by Mary Gentle, PhD
Developing Leaders for a Sustainable Global Society
An article about Leadership Development by Nancy McGraw, Aspen Institute
Marketing Your Cooperative Advantage
Presentation by Paul Hazen, CEO of the National Cooperative Business Association
Marketing Our Co-operative Advantage Workshop
Notes by Tom Webb, Global Co-operation Consulting, for a workshop organised by the Co-operative Federation of Victoria Ltd
The Value of Corporate Values
An Aspen Institute / Booz Allen Hamilton global survey of corporate behavior finds that leading companies are crafting a purpose drive identity.
Where Will They Lead?
Article from the Aspen Institute on MBA Student Attitudes About Business & Society
Who's Responsible?
A PRWeek article about marketing and social responsibility
Making the Business Case: Determining the Value of Corporate Community Involvement
Paper from the Boston College Center for Corporate Community Relations.
Guide to CSR Communication
Article about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Communication
Federal Credit Union and Nonprofits Go 50-50 on Loans to Low-Income Individuals
Article from First Sustainable
What are We Changing and Why are We Changing It?
Reggie Van Lee(Booz Allen)'s keynote speech at the 2004 Net Impact Conference.
Helping Credit Unions Serve Low-Income Communities
A Report on Challenges, Strategies & Recommendations for Foundations
CEOs on Citizenship
Survey Results from the Conference Board on CEOs views of Corporate Citizenship
Rethinking the Social Responsibility of Business
A Reason debate featuring Milton Friedman, Whole Foods’ John Mackey, and Cypress Semiconductor’s T.J. Rodgers.
When CUs Work Together, Everyone Wins
Credit Union Magazine article about facilitating partnerships to serve people of modest means.
A Cooperative Solution
Strategy & Business Article on Cooperatives
2005 Report on Community Investing Trends in the United States
Social Investing Forum 10-Year Review
What Ownership Is All About
CU Magazine article about engaging members to understand the member-owner concept