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This Earth Day, Encourage Your Employees to Make an Impact

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Wednesday, April 22, is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day – an international movement to protect the planet and secure a sustainable future.

LBG Canada Trends in Employee Volunteering Programs

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LBG Canada is a network of companies seeking to maximize the impact of community investment for employees, society and the business. These companies understand the importance of volunteering:

Imagine... A Better View of Your CSR

MicroEdge CSR Solutions
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MicroEdge’s CSR Solutions enable corporations around the world to manage their various CSR programs (employee volunteering, workplace giving, grantmaking) more efficiently, view their results through the same lens, and focus more of their time on improving results. See the system for yourself in this short video...

Creating an Employee Volunteer Program to Reflect Your Needs

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Creating a successful employee volunteering program is a process that requires recognizing a company’s individual context and circumstance to ensure the program fits its employee’s unique needs. 

Surveys taken by the London Benchmarking Group (LBG) Canada, indicate the following regarding employee volunteer programs: (1) 11 out of 36 companies have “no clear internal understanding of the value of employee volunteering”, (2) 13 out of 36 companies “lack of staffing resources to manage the program effectively”, and (3) 12 out of 36 companies have a strategy that is “unclear”.

Celebrate the Fun Side of Volunteering with #FestiVOL15

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Employee volunteer programs have a myriad of benefits. One of the top, and often overlooked, benefits? They're fun.

This National Volunteer Week (April 12-18, 2015), VolunteerMatch is celebrating the fun side of volunteering with our second annual FestiVOL. Time to put on those party hats, dig out those noisemakers, and shout with us, "Volunteering is AWESOME!"

If You Can't Measure It, Don't Do It

By Seth Leeds
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If You Can't Measure It, Don't Do It

Everyone is telling you you’ve got to do it. You’re hearing it at conferences, reading about it in articles, and being asked about it at office meetings. But when it comes to measuring your community investment and employee engagement activities, you might not know where to actually start.

Causes: Implementation & Initial Key Learnings

By Thomas G. Bognanno
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We know how important it is to continually be on top of current trends and be flexible in this ever-changing environment of employee engagement. The last couple of years, we have been hearing more and more about the importance of millennials and their giving habits. Overall, millennials are interested in giving to a cause rather than a specific charity. According to the Millennial Impact Project, 75% of millennials donated to causes last year and 63% said they gave their time to volunteer.

Developing Employee Powered Community Engagement

By Billy Weisman
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Developing Employee Powered Community Engagement

I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to be included amongst a diverse group of professional givers to exchange thoughts on growing workplace giving.  While each leader will surely bring individual experience and expertise representing corporations, vendors and/or cause organizations, there is no doubt that all have a collective, common interest in growing good together.

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A Brighter Future: How Gen Y Can Improve Your Corporate Giving Program

By Ty Walrod
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A Brighter Future: How Gen Y Can Improve Your Corporate Giving Program

As many of us have already observed, it’s imperative that employee giving programs appeal specifically to Millennials – young adults in their 20s and early 30s who are becoming an increasing substantial part of our workforce.

Measuring Employee Community Involvement

By Peter Dudley
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Measuring Employee Community Involvement

How do you measure success of employee community involvement? Are the metrics changing?

I bet you’d be surprised to find out that your matching gifts program doesn't affect how happy your employees are with your company. I know it surprised me, when the analysis of our data came back not too long ago. 

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