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Don’t Miss These 7 CSR & Sustainability Conferences in 2019

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It’s February, which means the new year is officially well underway. As you hit the ground running with your 2019 corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies and projects, it’s important to make time for professional development, remain on top of key industry trends and stay connected with your peers.

How to Make MLK Day a Day “On”

Starbucks and VolunteerMatch are empowering volunteers to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and find ways to do good this MLK Day of Service.
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Recognized as one of history’s most influential leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work continues to inspire communities to come together and elevate doing good through service.

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service. Every third Monday in January, good people across the country come together to lean into MLK’s legacy and observe the MLK Day of Service as a “day on,” rather than not a “day off.”

How Do You #GiveTime To Make Home Possible?

VolunteerMatch joins forces with U.S. Bank to inspire good people to #GiveTime to make home possible in honor of #GivingTuesday.
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#GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable holiday season, and for the second year in a row, VolunteerMatch is joining forces with U.S. Bank to inspire good people to #GiveTime in honor of #GivingTuesday.

This year, we’re focusing on what’s near and dear to so many of us during the holidays — home.

3 Warning Signs Your Employees Are Headed for the Door

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The U.S. unemployment rate reached its lowest point in 49 years this September. Meanwhile, the percentage of “engaged” U.S. workers — i.e., those who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace — is at an all-time high, according to Gallup.

For companies without a robust employee engagement strategy in place, this presents a new reality — it’s becoming more difficult to attract and retain top talent.

The Best Days and Times to Recruit Volunteers

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You worked really hard to craft the perfect volunteer appeal, but what’s next? When’s the best day or time to publish your opportunity on VolunteerMatch to ensure it gains the most traction? After all, you want to make sure you’re casting your line while volunteers are searching!

5 Ways to Help Communities Affected by Hurricane Florence (and Other Natural Disasters)

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This year’s hurricane season has been extraordinarily active and destructive across parts of the U.S. If you’ve been following coverage of Hurricane Florence, you’re well aware of the dangers it poses, including life-threatening storm surges, catastrophic flooding and historic rainfall.

VolunteerMatch and Verified Volunteers Join Forces

Strategic partnership brings comprehensive background screening to more than 120,000 organizations & millions of volunteers
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FORT COLLINS, Colo. and SAN FRANCISCO, August 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Whether it’s parents supporting their child’s sports team or individuals lending a hand after a natural disaster, volunteers perform an essential service – particularly when budgets are stretched thin. This support is welcomed by the thousands of organizations who rely on volunteers to fulfill their missions – yet it also adds to the daunting administrative tasks around recruitment, as well as to ensuring a safe and secure environment for everyone involved.

Video: Purpose and Corporate Social Responsibility

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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and company purpose might sound similar, but they’re not the same thing.

How do you balance the two? How can company purpose inform your giving decisions? How do directives from leadership fit into your employee volunteer program goals? Last (but certainly not least), how do you create a program that engages your employees?

Webinar: Purpose-Driven Corporate Social Responsibility is Not a Myth (+ Proof!)

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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and company purpose might sound similar, but they’re not the same thing.

How do you balance the two so that the causes you champion and your company  purpose inform your giving decisions? And how do directives from leadership fit into your employee volunteer program goals? Last (but certainly not least), how do you create a program that’s inclusive of employee wants?

Video: How to Boost Employee Engagement with the VolunteerMatch Network

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Many companies invest a lot of time researching nonprofits and curating one-off volunteer opportunities for their employees. Yet research shows that one-third of employees won’t actually give through their workplace because they’re not able to choose the causes that matter to them.

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