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5 Key Steps to Start an Employee Volunteer and Skills Giving Program


This week, April 10 through April 16, 2016, is National Volunteer Week, and employees all across the country will be taking a break from their work to give back to their community alongside work colleagues. Volunteerism is increasingly becoming the core around which companies are building employee engagement strategies and programs, and serving as a catalyst for deeper partnerships with nonprofit organizations (Source: America’s Charities Snapshot 2015 report, The New Corporate DNA). 

The Employee Volunteerism Dividend: How Volunteering Can Foster Talent Development


Employee volunteer programs are often seen as a great way to promote social good, while increasing employees’ sense of connection with their company’s mission and purpose, thereby driving engagement. But there’s another dimension to company-sponsored volunteerism that may be just as powerful in energizing your workforce – it can provide employees with a meaningful and effective way to develop their talents and build their careers.

Rising Above the Pack Through Targeted Pro Bono Program Design


Pro bono service is no longer the new kid on the block in the corporate volunteerism space—more and more companies have pro bono programs or active plans to build one. As pro bono continues to gain traction, companies are no longer asking themselves if they will create a pro bono program, but instead increasingly exploring how they can create one that is uniquely well aligned with their own core competencies and goals.

Firms Learn From Pro Bono Event

Firms, nonprofits and other groups get tips on skills-based volunteerism

Companies here recently had the opportunity to learn about best practices in pro bono work - from people across some 25 countries in six continents.

The Global Pro Bono Summit, organised annually since 2013, was held for the first time in Asia last week, at different venues across Singapore.

Participants included companies whose staff offer skills-based volunteerism, non-profit organisations (NPOs) and groups that match skilled volunteers with NPOs.

Daniel Elliott, PYXERA Global Presented on Building the Business Case at the 2016 Global Pro Bono Summit

Annual Global Pro Bono Summit Featured a Workshop facilitated by PYXERA Global and Pro Bono Lab
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Washington, D.C., March 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Daniel Elliot, Key Client Manager at PYXERA Global, led a presentation that enabled participants to understand the business value in pro bono at the 4th Global Pro Bono Summit 2016, held in Singapore th

Tips to Design Your Pro Bono Program

At the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit, Charles Schwab joined a panel discussion about transforming the traditional volunteer day into a pro bono day of service.

By Amanda Lenaghan

Charles Schwab has a culture of service. Every year, thousands of Schwab employees volunteer in their communities through financial education programs, Schwab Volunteer Week, and our new Schwab Pro Bono Challenge. At the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit, we were excited to generate a dialog about high-impact volunteering and share our learnings with other companies interested in creating an impactful pro bono program.

How a Hackathon Led to Real-World Solutions for Found Animals Foundation


Hackathons have become a popular pro bono volunteer event model– bringing together a group of people to use their creative skills and technology know-how to solve problems in a short amount of time. Participants make new connections, learn new skills, feel like they make a difference, and typically vie for a prize and bragging rights for the winning idea (which doesn’t hurt!).

LinkedIn’s $18.6 Million In-Kind Gift to Help Nonprofits Attract Skilled Volunteers

Partnership between VolunteerMatch and LinkedIn for Good Furthers Skilled Volunteerism

LinkedIn renews commitment to social sector and the promise of skilled volunteering

A Cross-Sector Approach to Closing the Gender Gap

by Danielle Holly

Anyone who works in the nonprofit sector knows that women make up a significant part of the its workforce and leadership – until you get to the top.


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