Employees should be encouraged to give through education and motivation. At the same time, reassure them that it is okay not to give. The campaign is ultimately about choice, which includes the choice not to give. Even the smallest donations are appreciated. Remember, employees that don't give this year, are potential donors for the next.
We all have causes we're passionate about supporting and want to truly make a difference in the community. How does your company stack up though? When it comes to your company’s employee giving and engagement programs, are you considered “CSR Explorers,” “All-pro Humanitarians,” or “Hall of fame world changers”?
Sanofi, a global healthcare leader, just released its very first Integrated Report. This evolution in Sanofi’s reporting is designed to provide a holistic view of the company’s strategic roadmap and its sustainable value creation, performance, and governance, with information covering year 2016. It is a reflection of the company’s vision, linking sustainability performance to business results, and a new communication channel with all its stakeholders.
Written by Scott Heimlich, Vice President, Amgen Foundation
More than 10 years ago, the groundbreaking America’s Lab Report: Investigations in High School Science examined the effectiveness of high school laboratory experiences. This report was a useful resource that we at Amgen Foundation referenced regularly when updating and enhancing our science education programs.
Many companies offer employees the chance to take part in seasonal giving campaigns or in an annual day of service. But for companies that are truly committed to building a culture that is focused on giving back, a once-a-year event or campaign often isn’t enough. Year-round employee giving programs offer companies an opportunity to increase employee engagement, build their public reputations, and make a larger philanthropic impact.
U.S. Amgen Scholars from 10 host institutions gathered July 15-16 for a two-day symposium at the University of California, Los Angeles. They heard from UCSF professor Dr. Charles Craik about the path to a Ph.D., learned about applying to grad school, and met with faculty at UCLA about their research interests, among other activities. The scholars also visited the Amgen campus in Thousand Oaks, where they learned more about the biopharmaceutical industry and took tours of the cutting-edge facilities.
Between January and April 2017, more than 1,500 employee donors across the country participated in America's Charities' Snapshot 2017 workplace giving survey, sharing what they value, how they make decisions about charitable giving and volunteering, and how their giving impacts their relationships with their employers.