It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and no, we don’t mean the holidays! We mean the release of the annual Giving in Numbers infographic, which offers the public the very first look at the latest trends that are defining the strategies behind corporate social investments in 2018.
CECP’s Giving in Numbers report – now in its 14th year – offers benchmarking on corporate social investments and data-driven insights for corporate giving officers and industry practitioners. Professionals across all sectors use this data to gauge how corporations invest in society, with topics ranging from cash and in-kind products and services, employee volunteerism and giving, as well as impact measurement.
While the full report will be released publicly on October 17 (October 16 for companies affiliated with CECP), below we’ve highlighted some of the top-level findings on 2018 corporate contributions from the 2019 Giving in Numbers survey.
So, what do you do with these data and trends? Bring them back to your team and look for opportunities to refine strategy or adjust giving programs. Is there room for more employee volunteering? If your company has a multinational footprint, reach out to offices around the world to discuss global social investment. As CECP’s founder, Paul Newman, replied when asked what companies can do, he said simply, “More. Companies can do more.”
CECP is inspired to see that giving, employee engagement, and volunteerism continue to steadily grow, which comes as no surprise given how readily companies are stepping up to fill the unmet needs of communities around the world.
As Senior Manager of CECP’s Data Insights team, André translates a rich repository of quantitative data collected from nearly 300 leading companies into actionable insights. These findings are used year-round by CECP’s community of corporate giving professionals to inform their strategy-setting and decision-making. André analyses data and co-authors trends releases such as the Giving in Numbers annual report.