August 2014

A Sackful of Shared Value

August 28, 2014
From left to right: Mary Wong, President of the Office Depot Foundation; Richard Crespin; Rex Crespin; Timothy Warner, Chief Engagement & Partnership Officer for Montgomery Read More

The Sustainability Anti-Hero

August 18, 2014
5 Steps to Create Lasting Shared Value Without Heroics or Histrionics This article first appeared in the July/Aug issue of CR Magazine.   The big epiphany. The deathbed revelation. Read More

WHAT IF a Conference Produced Sustainable Results?

August 12, 2014
This first appeared in Sustainable Brands News & Views. Large pieces of paper cover the tables. A few bright sticky notes sprout here and there. Earnest-looking Read More
"Building up the capacity and capability of nonprofits to make a difference in the world is a core part of the Office Depot Foundation's mission. CollaborateUp had a really big impact on the nonprofits we support, giving them tools and insights they can use immediately." - Mary Wong
Extremely practical and extremely easy to implement once you have an understanding of the steps and the formula and the requirements of the prcoess. - CollaborateUp Academy Participant
“Even with a diverse set of stakeholders and a very limited timeframe, the CollaborateUp Formula allowed us cut through a complex set of issues and develop a concrete and pragmatic proposal for tackling a very tough problem. Richard Crespin is exactly what you want in a facilitator, someone able to bring people together to recognize their shared goals and the best ways to achieve them.” - Amit Ronen Director, George Washington University Solar Institute
"The CollaborateUp Workshop gave our delegates a set of tools they can use immediately to collaborate more effectively across multiple departments and organizations." - Erika Lopez, Global Impact
The course was great! Great value and great insights into collaborating with various partners in multiple situations. It really change my thought process and how I view situations with our clients and stakeholders. - CollaborateUp Academy Participant
The course actually aids with more than just collaboration - it helps drive thinking into issue clarification, meeting handling and setting up, communicating with stakeholders. I loved it! - CollaborateUp Academy Participant