volunteer programs

Major Leaguers Shine a Light on Teen Difference Makers

New video series features high school Action Team Captains from Cleveland and Tampa

Rachel and Hishaam are two teenagers changing the world for the better through volunteering.

As Action Team Captains, the two high school seniors have spent hours of their free time volunteering in their local communities. Now, their efforts are being brought to a national spotlight through the Action Team national youth volunteer program’s newest campaign, “Difference Makers.”

Free Pro Bono Program Consulting for Pro Bono Week 2014

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BOSTON, MA, October 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ –  Common Impact is offering free one-hour consulting sessions to companies and nonprofit organizations looking to learn more about and build skills-based volunteering programs during Pro Bono Week 2014 (October 19-25). Common Impact provides pro bono program-design consulting to companies and nonprofits looking to build and expand skills-based volunteer programs

MicroEdge And Points Of Light Hold Effective Employee Volunteering Policies Webinar

Online event covers strategic topics and practical steps in employee volunteering
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New York, NY, September 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – MicroEdge, LLC, the leading provider of solutions to the giving community worldwide, today announced a collaboration with Points of Light to deliver “Best Practices: Effective Employee Volunteering Policies,” a free online webinar centered on sharing corporate employee volunteering best practices.

Research Shows Doing Good is Good for You


It is generally accepted that volunteering is a good thing to do and a common method by which members of a society helps those most in need. But is it true volunteering also benefits the volunteer? UnitedHealth Group wanted to look into this phenomenon further so they decided to conduct a comprehensive survey and analysis on what effect volunteering has on an individual.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts Maximizes Volunteer Program Impact With A Cross-Functional Approach

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship: Member Spotlight

Now entering its third year, the Skills-Based Volunteer Program at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) is focused on making high impact, long-term progressive change for select nonprofit partners. To meet this end, BCBSMA recognizes the importance of leveraging local talent when implementing an impactful corporate citizenship initiative. This talent forms the foundation of the Skills-Based Volunteer Program in which recruited employees are paired with local nonprofit organizations that have a need for their particular skills and experience.

Driving Employee Engagement Through Better Program Management

Best Practices for Maximizing Volunteer Participation

Driving Employee Engagement Through Better Program Management

You’ve set up an employee volunteer program. Now you need volunteers. After all, the program won’t run itself. Luckily you’ve got a large pool of employees ripe for the picking and all you have to do is get them interested in participating. But how? We've got some best practices for maximizing engagement in your volunteer programs, including:

Meet the Team: Maura Koehler-Hanlon, Director of Client Services


They have facilitated millions of employee volunteer hours. All they have to do is pick up the phone, and corporate executives invest in volunteering. Some claim that they came up with the term “CSR.” They are: The Most Interesting Client Relations Managers in the World.

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