Corporate Volunteering: Helping Employees Give Back

Particularly in these times, where the news is dominated by troubling stories, there is perhaps no better way to enhance your image and stand out from the pack than by sharing uplifting stories that demonstrate your company’s social responsibility.
Volunteer engagements enable your employees to go out in the community, represent your brand, build relationships, and strengthen communities by sharing their skills and passions. Employee volunteerism can benefit morale, the local community, and the bottom line. It's an obvious, yet often overlooked aspect of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This series will take a look at the business case for building a robust employee volunteer program. We'll look at specific company case studies as well as best practices and tips for implementing and running your own program.
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Four Top Corporate Giving Programs

Four Types of Employee Giving Programs

Did you know that thousands of companies offer corporate employee giving programs? These charitable programs are setup by corporations as a way to give back to local organizations where employees are donating either their time or money. In 2010, U.S. corporations gave $15 billion to charities with about 20-25% of that coming from employee giving programs.

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Businesses and Non-Profits: Dream Teams or Shallow Schemes?

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Against a backdrop of falling revenues and rising concerns about corporate responsibility, companies have begun discovering non-profits. It’s a bit like the high school star quarterback suddenly noticing the quiet, simply dressed girl at the back of the classroom, who, as it turns out, knows the answers to the homework.

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Can Employee Volunteering Lead to “Coopetition” Between Companies?

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Companies with “high employee engagement” had 3.9 times more earnings-per-share growth than their counterparts with “low employee engagement.” These same employees worked 57% harder and were 87% more likely to stay. As I said last week about employees that volunteer, they “tend to experience greater job satisfaction, and improved morale. This

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The “ROI” of Employee Volunteering

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When it comes to corporate social responsibility, and the desire on the part of companies to make a positive impact in the world, starting at home, there is a secret weapon that all companies possess, but few, if any, take full advantage of: employee passion. The power of this force cannot be overestimated.

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Case Study: Corporate Volunteer Programs at Land O’Lakes

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Employee involvement climbs exponentially with AngelPoints Volunteering: Numbers continue to grow years after adopting the solution

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Case Study: Corporate Volunteer Programs at AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah Insurance Exchange

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How better tracking and management increased employee volunteer participation by 900% and paid big dividends for company morale and reputation.

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Managing Your Employee Volunteer Programs: 9 Steps to Success

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Volunteer engagements enable your employees to go out in the community, represent your brand, build relationships, and strengthen communities by sharing their skills and passions. Particularly in these difficult times, where the news is dominated by troubling stories, there is perhaps no better way to enhance your image and stand out from the pack than by sharing uplifting stories that demonstrate your company’s social responsibility.

Read On »