The Mission and Vision
The Satell Institute is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan, fully-endowed Think and Do Tank for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We are focused on championing the interdependence of successful business organizations, the well-being of the communities they operate in and the need they have for each other. An inescapable priority for business leaders is the demand to make the communities they operate in better. This involves the call by organizations who see it in their self-interest to choose to give back by volunteerism or philanthropy. These corporations do it in areas of their choice or their business alignment to strengthen the long-term well-being of the community and the people who live there. For CSR to thrive, companies’ actions and support should be voluntary, predicated on their own self-interests.
The Satell Institute has two primary missions:
As a Think Tank providing extensive contemporary research and resources including case studies, articles and publications on CSR from leading academic scholars, nonprofits and the corporate world. There will also soon be a dedicated journal. This scholarship offers organizations the information, data, workable strategies and opportunities corporations need to more efficiently accomplish the greater good they seek. It will also foster corporate partnering with nonprofits whose mission they find compatible
As a Do Tank, the Satell Institute will actively engage and encourage corporations in CSR initiatives. the Satell Institute will serve as a catalyst for developing fresh models for corporate giving, including partnering with accomplished specialized nonprofits of their choice, based on experience that advance the goals of both the corporation and nonprofit. Through scholarly and popular publications, as well as multiple media resources, the Satell Institute will help foster a national conversation aimed at embedding the obligation to improve society into each corporation’s plan and mission.
The concepts behind the Satell Institute rest on a proven record of success. The Institute’s founder, Ed Satell, is an innovative entrepreneur, an experienced philanthropist, and an engaged civic leader who has partnered for decades with various specialized nonprofits to improve the community. He believes that with success in business comes the responsibility and gratitude to give back, to make the world a better place than we inherited. Ed has adopted the motto, “Think we, not just me.”