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 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”.
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!"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deadline Approaching for Nominations for Charities@Work Best Practices Summit
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Charities@Work’s nomination process for recognition in employee engagement, CSR and workplace giving campaign management will end on February 27. Awards will be given at the 14th Annual Best Practices Summit on Employee Engagement in Corporate Citizenship presented by Wells Fargo on March 23 -25, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Hotel in New York City.