Community Investment

Improving the Business and Social Return from Corporate Social Good Programs

How Workplace Giving/Corporate Volunteering Programs Need to Change to Realize Better Results
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What do micro-finance, crowdsourcing, mass personalization, user-empowerment, transparency and social media have in common?  They are almost completely absent in conventional approaches to corporate social responsibility and corporate philanthropy – especially workplace giving… Somewhere on the web, you can design your own jeans, build your own car, broadcast your ardent opinions and values to willing listeners, create critical mass or tipping points for ideas or even product discounts by being part of an aligned crowd, etc., yet when you walk through the doors of the place where you spend

Three Reasons Why Workplace Giving Matters (Now More than Ever)

Workplace Giving/Corporate Volunteering Programs and Employee Engagement: What You Need to Know
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Workplace giving (which includes corporate volunteering or “Dollars for Doers” programs) is one key way companies can fire up employee engagement. As social consciousness moves firmly mainstream, social responsibility is now a greater consideration in employees’ decisions to join, stay with, or leave companies.   On the brink of economic recovery, attracting, retaining and motivating employees is a top of mind issue for companies in 2011.   Social good programs, including workplace giving and corporate volunteering, are a great way for businesses to connect and engage with their employees. Find out why it matters now, more than ever.

 

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Workplace giving (which includes corporate volunteering or “Dollars for Doers” programs) is one key way companies can fire up employee engagement. As social consciousness moves firmly mainstream, social responsibility is now a greater consideration in employees’ decisions to join, stay with, or leave companies.   On the brink of economic recovery, attracting, retaining and motivating employees is a top of mind issue for companies in 2011.   Social good programs, including workplace giving and corporate volunteering, are a great way for businesses to connect and engage with their employees. Find out why it matters now, more than ever.

 

Social Hiring: The Business Case

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The second video in Corporate Responsibility with Impakt series explores social and business benefits of hiring individuals who have experienced difficulty entering the workforce

 

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The second video in Corporate Responsibility with Impakt series explores social and business benefits of hiring individuals who have experienced difficulty entering the workforce

 

Ignite Employee Engagement with Workplace Giving

Spark! by Benevity: How Companies Can Kickstart Employee Giving and Volunteering
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Increasing employee engagement is a key focus of most companies’ people strategies.   And it’s a complex, multi-faceted challenge without easy answers.  But there are some issues that employees care deeply about - and one is giving back.  Mounting research demonstrates that employees want to work for companies that care and that social responsibility is a consideration in employees’ decisions to join, stay with or leave companies.  There is also a strong link between workplace giving and employee engagement.  Social good programs, including workplace giving, are one proven way for businesses to connect and engage with their employees. 
 
Watch the video and find out why workplace giving matters now, more than ever.

 

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Increasing employee engagement is a key focus of most companies’ people strategies.   And it’s a complex, multi-faceted challenge without easy answers.  But there are some issues that employees care deeply about - and one is giving back.  Mounting research demonstrates that employees want to work for companies that care and that social responsibility is a consideration in employees’ decisions to join, stay with or leave companies.  There is also a strong link between workplace giving and employee engagement.  Social good programs, including workplace giving, are one proven way for businesses to connect and engage with their employees. 
 
Watch the video and find out why workplace giving matters now, more than ever.

 

Mission Markets Musings: Vicky Stein

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Lately, I have found that unusual conversations are occurring in unexpected places. For example, the Community Affairs staff at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston hosted a roundtable event this week on “Financing Disability Housing in New England”.

Grand & Toy Sponsors Online CSR Videos

New video series profiles industry’s best and provides practical business tools
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The first episode of Corporate Responsibility with Impakt a web series sponsored by Grand & Toy. This video explores a best practice partnership between 3M Canada and Let's Talk Science. Click here to download the Impakt Partnership Self Assessment.

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The first episode of Corporate Responsibility with Impakt a web series sponsored by Grand & Toy. This video explores a best practice partnership between 3M Canada and Let's Talk Science. Click here to download the Impakt Partnership Self Assessment.

The Edelman goodpurpose® 2010 Study And What it Means for Companies, Cause Marketing and Corporate Philanthropy

From Report to Real Business: How to Take Action
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In Part 1 of Benevity’s take on the Edelman goodpurpose® 2010 study, we shared a conversation with Mitch Markson, Chief Creative Officer of Edelman and founder of Edelman goodpurpose.  Now in Part 2, our attention turns to helping companies make the rubber hit the road to drive forward innovative, high-engagement cause marketing and corporate philanthropy programs that leverage the data.  We call it From Report to Real Business: How to take Action.  Read on. 

So what do companies need to know about the 2010 Edelman goodpurpose® Study? And how can they take action? Keep reading to find out our take on the key findings and the key actions for companies.

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In Part 1 of Benevity’s take on the Edelman goodpurpose® 2010 study, we shared a conversation with Mitch Markson, Chief Creative Officer of Edelman and founder of Edelman goodpurpose.  Now in Part 2, our attention turns to helping companies make the rubber hit the road to drive forward innovative, high-engagement cause marketing and corporate philanthropy programs that leverage the data.  We call it From Report to Real Business: How to take Action.  Read on. 

So what do companies need to know about the 2010 Edelman goodpurpose® Study? And how can they take action? Keep reading to find out our take on the key findings and the key actions for companies.

Aviva Community Fund “Insures” New Season of Positive Change with $1,000,000 Pledge

Benevity powering the donation processing and tax receipting functionality for the Aviva Community Fund
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Aviva Canada is welcoming a new season of change with today’s launch of the second Aviva Community Fund competition.  Building on the success of the 2009 campaign, the company has doubled its pledge, offering $1,000,000 to lead, empower and support community initiatives across the country. Canadians can submit ideas on AvivaCommunityFund.org that will have a positive effect on their local community.  After rallying support from friends, family, neighbours and co-workers, the most popular ideas will have a chance to be funded with the $1,000,000 Aviva Community Fund. 

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Aviva Canada is welcoming a new season of change with today’s launch of the second Aviva Community Fund competition.  Building on the success of the 2009 campaign, the company has doubled its pledge, offering $1,000,000 to lead, empower and support community initiatives across the country. Canadians can submit ideas on AvivaCommunityFund.org that will have a positive effect on their local community.  After rallying support from friends, family, neighbours and co-workers, the most popular ideas will have a chance to be funded with the $1,000,000 Aviva Community Fund. 

Benevity Chosen one of Calgary’s Top Technology Companies

Tech Rev selects Benevity as an award winner at second annual Tech Rev Innovator Awards
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Benevity Social Ventures, Inc. (www.benevity.org) today announced that it has been selected from a list of more than 300 nominees as one of ten companies to receive a Tech Rev Innovator award for 2010.  The award recognizes entrepreneurship, innovation, growth, promise, company culture, and pioneering ideas in technology enterprises with standout accomplishments located in Calgary. The full list of award winners is available on the Tech Rev website at www.techrev.ca.

Benevity has developed North America’s first embeddable microdonation platform, a highly customizable giving engine that socially responsible businesses can use to engage their customers, employees and corporate partners in optional charitable giving on their terms.

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Benevity Social Ventures, Inc. (www.benevity.org) today announced that it has been selected from a list of more than 300 nominees as one of ten companies to receive a Tech Rev Innovator award for 2010.  The award recognizes entrepreneurship, innovation, growth, promise, company culture, and pioneering ideas in technology enterprises with standout accomplishments located in Calgary. The full list of award winners is available on the Tech Rev website at www.techrev.ca.

Benevity has developed North America’s first embeddable microdonation platform, a highly customizable giving engine that socially responsible businesses can use to engage their customers, employees and corporate partners in optional charitable giving on their terms.

Valuing a Community Investment Portfolio

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LBG Canada is a community of companies working toward a higher standard in the management, valuation and performance measurement of corporate community investment.

Participants of LBG Canada join a growing group of companies using the LBG Canada approach to maximize the impact of corporate community investment programs.

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LBG Canada is a community of companies working toward a higher standard in the management, valuation and performance measurement of corporate community investment.

Participants of LBG Canada join a growing group of companies using the LBG Canada approach to maximize the impact of corporate community investment programs.

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