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Finding the Right Leaders for Employee Volunteering Teams

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When it comes right down to it, the success of any company’s employee volunteering program rests on the ability to form, mobilize, and manage teams across all the regions in which the company operates. Not only is the global spread of the workforce a hurdle, the various departments and business groups can make things very complicated. Here are the three steps to success in finding and supporting leaders in your employee volunteer program. 

Benevity Labs Report: Of the People, by the People, for the People

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Benevity examined three years of workplace giving data to see whether the social issues everyone is talking about are the same issues people are taking action on. While the data shows that these topics make up less than 10% of overall giving, they also represent the largest spikes in giving immediately following politically charged events.

What does this mean for companies?

Be Well. Do Well. Aramark's Plan for People, for Planet

The 2025 plan aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
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Aramark's purpose revolves around its mission to enrich and nourish lives: Aramark strives to create a better world by considering the company’s environmental, economic, social and ethical dimensions.

Be Well. Do Well. is Aramark’s sustainability plan. It sums up the goal to make a positive impact on people and planet over the next five years. 

Be Well. Do Well. accelerates sustainability efforts and aligns with Aramark's vision for the future: improving the wellbeing of people, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. 

Tackling Plastic and Poverty in Costa Rica

In November 2019, Xylem volunteers joined forces with Costa Rica Makes Me Happy (CRMMH) to help combat plastic pollution and to provide a family living in Tamarindo with clean water and a roof over their heads.
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Plastic and waste management pose major problems in Costa Rica, with landfills overflowing and polluting the nation’s beaches and waterways. CRMMH is on a mission to tackle this problem through its programs aimed at making the region cleaner, safer and a happier place to live.

Pay It Forward by Giving Back: Families of Fallen American Soldiers

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All too often U.S. military service members give their lives in service to their country. What if there was a way to give back to the families of those soldiers?

Believe With Me is an organization that recognizes fallen military members and their ultimate sacrifice. The Believe With Me mission is to bring hope and help to the lives of those left behind when a soldier has lost his or her life in service to our country. By giving back to the families of these soldiers, the organization wants each to know that America remembers their loved ones, especially during the holiday season.

ON Semiconductor Employees Adopt Local School for the Holidays

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December 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ - For the past 10 years, ON Semiconductor and its compassionate employees have sponsored the Academia del Pueblo Elementary School in Phoenix during the holiday season by providing a gift to each student and teachers. Academia del Pueblo is funded and operated by Friendly House, a local education and human services nonprofit organization, which like most, relies heavily on charitable donations.

Seven Trends Dramatically Reshaping Corporate Philanthropy

Just in case you missed our webinar with HR.com
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These days, it’s not if a disaster happens anymore, but when. And when there’s a need, you want to be there, on the front lines, NOW. 

Urgency is more than being purely reactive, however. It’s about aggressively going after the right causes. You have an imperative to direct your dollars strategically to emerging needs where they can provide the most positive impact — while simultaneously aligning with your organization’s missions and values.

Albertsons Community Team Volunteers Fill Care Packages at United Way's 2019 Holiday Helper Event

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More than 40 volunteers from the Albertsons Community Team joined forces at the Company’s Innovation center to host the United Way's second annual Holiday Helper Event.  The task? To fill care packages for families in need throughout the Boise area.

Engaged Around the World: Five Principles for Increasing Employee Volunteerism

Written by Pia Wilson-Body and Todd Brady
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In this piece, two Intel leaders offer insights as to how the company achieved last year’s significant volunteer milestone and share lessons learned about how other global companies and organizations can make a significant local impact by applying the time, passion, and skills of employees to drive positive change in their communities.

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In this piece, two Intel leaders offer insights as to how the company achieved last year’s significant volunteer milestone and share lessons learned about how other global companies and organizations can make a significant local impact by applying the time, passion, and skills of employees to drive positive change in their communities.

New Benevity Labs Report Highlights Hot Button Issues Impacting Charitable Giving

Politically Charged Events Drive Spikes in Donations, Indicating Social Issues Likely to Ignite People’s Passions During 2020 Election
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CALGARY, Alberta, December 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today released a report analyzing how current hot button political and social issues are impacting the charitable giving patterns of today’s top corporations.

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