A closer look at how skilled volunteerism can build sustainable capacity for the social sector
Many of the companies we work with at Common Impact host a Day of Service as a way to give back to their local communities. According to the most recent CECP Giving In Numbers, days of service are one of the most popular corporate volunteer programs with more than 77% of US companies offering this type of opportunity to employees. Currently, most days of service engage teams in volunteer projects like building a home, cleaning a local park or packing groceries at a food bank.
Today’s leading corporate volunteer programs have one thing in common—they’re flexible and inclusive. Why? The benefits go deeper than you might think. When people can volunteer in a way that resonates with (and works for!) them, they’re more likely to participate. And that first interaction opens the opportunity to engage them in doing good year-round.
How Charles Schwab turned Volunteer Week into a cultural movement
Schwab Volunteer Week has become a key part of Charles Schwab’s culture. What started as one day of volunteering in seven cities has quickly spread to 170 communities, engaging nearly 7,000 employees and supporting 300 nonprofits across the country.
How did they create that kind of scale with a small team? And how is it helping them create greater impact all year round? Amanda Lenaghan, Senior Program Manager at Charles Schwab, shares her secrets to success in this blog.
Award honors campaign excellence, employee volunteerism and $1.4 million donation to address critical hunger, housing and shelter needs
February 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, received the “Spirit of North Carolina” award in recognition of its excellence in conducting a United Way campaign, philanthropic culture and community partnership. The award honors Ingersoll Rand’s 2018 campaign that included a donation of $1.4 million to the United Way of Central Carolinas and employee volunteerism to address the most critical community needs- hunger, housing and shelter.
Accelerating global leadership development, building the capacity of nonprofit organizations to better meet their missions, gaining insight into rapidly growing markets, engaging employees, and developing authentic reputations for Corporate Social Responsibility—all of these are reasons for companies to engage in international skills-based volunteering, otherwise known as Global Pro Bono.
With backing from SAP, PYXERA Global has immediate openings for participants in the Global Pro Bono program Corporate Champions for Education, a multi-company collaborative approach.
Being with loved ones is the cornerstone of any holiday celebration, so Thursday and Friday of this week our 3BL Media family is taking a break, taking some time away from our daily work to reflect and refresh. Some of us will enjoy a Thanksgiving meal, some will do volunteer work, and some will just take the time to relax or give thanks in other ways.
Lowe’s Funds 44 Community Improvement Initiatives Nationwide with $1 Million Grant Program
STAMFORD, Conn., August 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful’s longtime partner Lowe’s has donated an additional $1 million to the national nonprofit in 2018 to fund 44 grassroots initiatives as well as Keep America Beautiful’s annual Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program.
At Humana, one way we improve the health of our members is by finding our purpose together. Having a purpose in life and connecting with your local community increases well-being.
Humana Charity Crafters, a group of Humana members in Mesa, Ariz., meet twice a month to create hats and other crafts that benefit their community. By making hats for local cancer patients, the Charity Crafters connect to their sense of purpose and to each other, creating strong bonds and encouraging each other towards their best health.
Diversity & Inclusion Report highlights key initiatives that spur innovation and inclusion
DETROIT, August 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Culture is everything in today’s agile business climate. General Motors outlines in its latest Diversity & Inclusion Report (www.gm.com/diversity) how it leverages diversity to build an industry-leading workplace of choice that drives business results.
One of my favorite annual events is Points of Light’s Service Unites. Not only is the conference an opportunity to connect with peers to celebrate best practices and commiserate lesson learned, but it is also a chance to share updates on emerging philanthropy trends and hear from global service leaders. This year’s event delivered on its promise of incredible speakers and insights on the state of volunteerism, and I am happy to share my reflections on three networking and learning-filled days in Atlanta.