Share Responsibility

In 2009, ASAE convened a Global Summit on Social Responsibility, connecting hundreds of people worldwide to distill a set of principles for nonprofits. 


Sign on to the Global Principles and create positive change.

Create Positive Change
Sign on to the Global Principles for Socially Responsible Associations and Nonprofits.
Global Principles brochure.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [806.7 KB]

Collective Action for A Sustainable Future

Accountabiity and transparency are the cornerstones of the social responsibility movement, producing a triple bottom line that measures social, environmental, and financial success.


For associations, social responsibiolity is our historical center. Alexis de Tocqueville noted in 1835 that associations unite people in a common purpose, bridging self-interest and the interests of the state, to create a civil society.


To discover the larger possibilities for association leadership, I interviewed Bradley Googins, PhD, executive director of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenships and wrote an article published in the Spring 2009 Journal of Association Leadership, entitled Shared Responsibility: Collective Action for a Sustainable Future.

Summary: Shared Responsibility (4 pages)
Assess your association's stage of development across five distinct stages, ranging from elementary to transforming, against 15 dimensions of an associations' collective power.
SR manifesto.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [244.6 KB]

You can download a pdf of the article on the Find Your Way resource page.