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James Moore

James Moore
James Moore runs communications and whatever else is needed for Encast. He is a New York Times best-selling author. Seriously. And is working on his seventh book. He also talks on MSNBC some times about politics. And knows more about Texas than is healthy. He loves motorcycles, too, and is presently obsessed with making Encast great. Don’t let him bore you talking about West Texas and the desert.
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How Crypto for Social Good Will Change the Way We Give Back

In this episode, we’ll speak with three special guests - Drew Galloway, Ryan Lugalia-Hollon, and...

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The Energy of Inspired Employees

"We all want to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission," he says. This is the...

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How to Calculate the Cost of Employee Turnover

We all know that no matter the industry, your employees are your company's most valuable...

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How to Recruit a Millennial When You’re a Bitter Gen X-er

Here at Encast, we write a lot about Millennials. Specifically, we have written quite a few...

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Your Baby Boomer and Millennial Employees Want the Same Benefits

Complaining about other generations is so commonplace it has become cliché.

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10 Employee Turnover Statistics That’ll Make Any HR Manager Cringe
Improving Culture July 24, 2017

We all know employee turnover is bad, but are you aware of how much it is costing your company?...

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The Truth About Donation Processing Fees (And Why You Should Be Mad)
Finding ROI July 5, 2017

Fees seem to be everywhere these days. Want to access your money from the closest ATM? You will...

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How to Increase Employee Volunteering AND Build Company Culture
Improving Culture, CSR June 27, 2017

A successful corporate social responsibility program is one that gets employees excited about...

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Women in the Workplace – What’s the Fuss and What We Can Do
Improving Culture June 20, 2017

There is no denying that there is a gender gap in the workplace. It’s a gap we hope we can...

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Featured Businesses: 4 Companies Who Truly Give Back
CSR June 13, 2017

Wondering what a successful corporate social responsibility program looks like? By now, most...

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5 Need-to-Know Organizations That Are Actually Helping Veterans
Featured Charities June 8, 2017

As a nation, we owe a debt of gratitude to the brave men and women who have served in our Armed...

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Top 15 Reasons People Quit Their Job
Improving Culture June 6, 2017

Every time an employee quits, there is a reason––or many. Leaving a job isn't just something...

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The Real Reasons You Have to Hire Millennials
Working Millennials June 1, 2017

There are a lot of articles, jokes, and memes about millennials that get shared on social media....

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Why Your Charitable Giving Isn’t—and Shouldn’t Be—About “Politics”
Improving Culture, CSR May 30, 2017

It’s a tough time right now. The current political climate is intense and heated. We understand...

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Why a CSR Tool Might Not Be For You
Improving Benefits, CSR May 25, 2017

We know what you’re thinking: “Why would a company that sells CSR tools write a blog post...

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5 Charities for Helping the Environment
Featured Charities May 23, 2017

Helping the environment can mean a lot of different things. The fact is that there are a lot of...

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My Employees Think I'm an A**hole—Now What?
Improving Culture May 18, 2017

So, your employees think you’re an asshole? Ouch! That sucks to hear. After the shock has worn...

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4 of Our Favorite Charities to Help Refugees
Featured Charities May 16, 2017

Across the globe, catastrophes from famine to war force millions of people to flee their homes...

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7 Attention-Grabbing Words to Describe Company Culture
Improving Culture May 11, 2017

If you want to attract top talent on the job market these days, you need to give job seekers a...

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Do I Need a CSR Tool? Or Is It a Waste of Money?
Improving Benefits, CSR May 9, 2017

You would be hard-pressed today to find a company, employee or consumer with zero interest in...

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Girl Power! 5 Charitable Organizations That Aim to Help Young Girls
Featured Charities May 4, 2017

Girls and young women are the community leaders and CEOs of our future, but many face obstacles...

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Featured Charity: Orbis—Bringing the World to Fight Blindness
Featured Charities May 3, 2017

No one asks the government for a penny. Everything is accomplished through donations....

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Why Were Some People Unwilling to Give Money to Charity?
CSR May 2, 2017

When you establish a corporate social responsibility program, it’s natural to focus on why...

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Employee Turnover is Always Bad for an Organization, Right?
Improving Benefits April 27, 2017

Not every employee is a great fit for every company. We know that. It’s why companies spend a...

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10 Employee Giving Campaigns Ideas that Actually Sound Fun
CSR April 25, 2017

We all have slightly different things we like to do for fun. While a messy obstacle course may...

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6 Small Things to Do Today to Help Your Favorite Causes
Inspiration April 20, 2017

Have a cause or charity that matters to you, but are unsure how you can help? You are not alone.

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4 Out-of-the-Ordinary Animal Shelters You Need to Hear About
Featured Charities April 18, 2017

In 2015, charitable giving to benefit animals and the environment totaled 10.68 billion dollars....

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Local vs Global Charities—Who Do I Donate To?
Inspiration April 13, 2017

You’ve found a cause that you are passionate about – you want to work to eliminate childhood...

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What Should My Employee Retention Rate Be?
Improving Culture April 11, 2017

Your employee retention rate is the percentage of employees who have stayed with your company...

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Featured Charity—Hill Country Youth Ranch
Featured Charities April 6, 2017

Our childhood experiences shape our lives.

A glimpse at the night sky can inspire a career in...

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Try Our New Attrition Calculator!
Finding ROI April 4, 2017

Not everyone who works for your company will remain there. Some employees will stay for years....

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4 Rock-Star Community Gardens That Are Making a Huge Impact
Featured Charities March 30, 2017

Food brings people and communities together.

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5 Questions to Gauge the Strength of Your Employee Culture

Workplace culture is the environment created by your corporate values and vision. It is the...

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How to Actually Implement Your Great, Charitable Idea
Inspiration March 16, 2017

Ever have a moment where you come up with an amazing idea that could benefit your community or...

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Why Your Employee Giving Program Should Include Employee matching
Improving Benefits, CSR March 14, 2017

When it comes to creating a corporate giving strategy, you have a lot of options. Unfortunately,...

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Shut Up and Do Something—A SXSW Panel from Real People Who Took Action
Encast News March 7, 2017

We talk a lot about doing good around here at Encast.

If you haven't caught on, yet—it's what...

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The Babies of Boomers

Every American generation changes something. They have an impact. Or get branded with a name...

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How Are You Defining Corporate Social Responsibility Success?
Improving Benefits, CSR February 28, 2017

Is your corporate social responsibility program successful? How do you know? There are a variety...

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It's Never Been Easier to Give Like You Mean It
Improving Culture, CSR February 21, 2017

When I was a kid, my first foray into charitable giving was to participate in a walk for the...

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Is Facebook a Viable Giving Platform?
CSR February 14, 2017

Thanks to ever-evolving technology, there are a wide array of tools designed to facilitate and...

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Participation in CSR is Born From Choice—NOT Mandates
Improving Benefits, CSR February 7, 2017

Imagine this: you go to work one day only to find that a percentage of every employee’s paycheck...

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​8 Must-Take Steps Before Launching a Corporate Giving Program
Improving Benefits, CSR January 31, 2017

Corporate social responsibility has gone from a buzzword to an expectation.

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​How HR Technology Can Fuel Your Corporate Philanthropy
Improving Benefits January 24, 2017

Wondering what's standing between your current corporate giving strategy and your ideal...

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How Corporate Social Responsibility Can Actually Be Easy
CSR January 17, 2017

If it seems to you that everyone in the business world is focusing on corporate social...

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Motivating Employees to Give Back Is Easier Than You Think
Improving Culture, CSR January 10, 2017

Not getting the response you expected from your employee giving campaign?

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The Cause Generation—Why Millennials Are Key to Employee Giving Programs

Do you have any idea how many of your employees are millennials?

Despite all the negative press...

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Are Businesses Measuring Their Corporate Social Responsibility?
CSR, Finding ROI December 27, 2016

Companies start corporate social responsibility initiatives for a variety of reasons.

At the...

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Corporate Social Responsibility Isn't Just the Cool Thing to Do


Corporate Social Responsibility, once a rare occurrence, has become the standard for companies...

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Aligning Your Corporate Giving Programs with Millennials

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, millennials are flooding into the workforce.

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​4 Predictions for the Future of Corporate Philanthropy
CSR December 6, 2016

There was a time when a corporation giving back to the community was considered an anomaly, but...

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The Real Truth about HR Technology and Employee Giving Campaigns
CSR November 22, 2016

From desktop computers and laptops to security systems and smartphones, technology is our...

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The Generous Generation—3 Millennial Myths Debunked
Working Millennials November 17, 2016

We’re pretty sure there’s some unwritten rule that every generation is supposed to rag on the...

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Encast Launches Lifestyle of Giving Web Magazine
CSR July 25, 2016

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A Credit Card for Buying and Doing Good
CSR June 17, 2016

by Caitlin O'Dowd

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The Babies of Boomers
Working Millennials April 18, 2016

by James C. Moore

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Spring Cleaning for Fund Raisers
CSR April 11, 2016

By Jim Eskin

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Fund Raising: It's Common Sense
CSR April 4, 2016

by Jim Eskin

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Encast Closes $2.25 Million Angel Round for SXSW Launch
Encast News March 11, 2016

AUSTIN, TexasMarch 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of the SXSW Interactive Conference, Austin...

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A New Kind of Philanthropy
CSR February 23, 2016

By Ryan Surber, Encast Co-Founder and CFO

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