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The 7 Sins of Workplace Giving (Part 2)

7 Common Challenges of Current Employee Giving and Volunteering Programs
Summary: 

Happily for society, giving back is more important now than ever; the corollary is that people have greater expectations of companies to help them give back, both as consumers and as employees. A growing number of companies, aware of the link between workplace giving and employee engagement, have a heightened interest in employee giving programs. Despite this increased demand, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. 

 
In part one of this article, we looked at three common challenges of current workplace giving programs. Today, we'll highlight the remaining four challenges and invite you to stay tuned for our next post, where we’ll focus on 10 Steps to the New Workplace Giving: an approach to realize better returns from your employee giving and volunteering programs. 
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Happily for society, giving back is more important now than ever; the corollary is that people have greater expectations of companies to help them give back, both as consumers and as employees. A growing number of companies, aware of the link between workplace giving and employee engagement, have a heightened interest in employee giving programs. Despite this increased demand, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. 

 
In part one of this article, we looked at three common challenges of current workplace giving programs. Today, we'll highlight the remaining four challenges and invite you to stay tuned for our next post, where we’ll focus on 10 Steps to the New Workplace Giving: an approach to realize better returns from your employee giving and volunteering programs. 

The 7 Sins of Workplace Giving

7 Common Challenges of Current Employee Giving and Volunteering Programs (Part 1)
Summary: 

Happily for society, giving back is more important now than ever; the corollary is that people have greater expectations of companies to help them give back, both as consumers and as employees. A growing number of companies, aware of the link between workplace giving and employee engagement, have a heightened interest in employee giving programs. Despite this increased demand, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. 

 
In Part 1 of this article, we look at three common challenges of current workplace giving programs (Part 2 features the remaining seven sins!) . 
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Happily for society, giving back is more important now than ever; the corollary is that people have greater expectations of companies to help them give back, both as consumers and as employees. A growing number of companies, aware of the link between workplace giving and employee engagement, have a heightened interest in employee giving programs. Despite this increased demand, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. 

 
In Part 1 of this article, we look at three common challenges of current workplace giving programs (Part 2 features the remaining seven sins!) . 

A Pulse Check on the (Sorryish) State of Employee Involvement in Workplace Giving/Volunteering Programs

Why Current Employee Giving & Volunteering Programs Are Falling Short of the Mark
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What is the current state of employee giving and volunteering programs, especially as it relates to the goals of employee involvement and engagement?

Although many companies (particularly most large coompanies) have implemented workplace giving programs, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. The challenge for workplace giving, and the companies who are using it as a tool in the employee engagement/strategic CSR toolbox, is that participation rates (and therefore involvement and engagement) are low. Companies have “checked the box” on workplace giving (ie. they have a program) but are missing out on a proven way to connect and engage with their employees. 
 
In this article, we take a pulse check on the current state of employee involvement in workplace giving programs and some of the underlying reasons.
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What is the current state of employee giving and volunteering programs, especially as it relates to the goals of employee involvement and engagement?

Although many companies (particularly most large coompanies) have implemented workplace giving programs, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. The challenge for workplace giving, and the companies who are using it as a tool in the employee engagement/strategic CSR toolbox, is that participation rates (and therefore involvement and engagement) are low. Companies have “checked the box” on workplace giving (ie. they have a program) but are missing out on a proven way to connect and engage with their employees. 
 
In this article, we take a pulse check on the current state of employee involvement in workplace giving programs and some of the underlying reasons.

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
Summary: 
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.

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