Independent Bank: Making Employee Volunteer Incentives Work!


Independent Bank didn’t formalize their volunteer program until mid-2013. Less than five years later, they’re enjoying high employee participation in the program. In this feature, we take a look at how they got here. Hint: one of their secrets to success is incentivizing volunteerism.

The Connectory Adds Volunteerism to Its Platform; Boosts Engagement


Parents and teachers looking for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning opportunities for their children can easily browse The Connectory to find what’s going on near them.

Yet the online portal, launched in 2010 by Time Warner Cable and managed by the National Girls Collaborative (NGC), was missing something.

Listen to Your Employees: How to Craft a Volunteer Program That Meets Their Needs


In overwhelming numbers, employees want their companies to offer ways for them to volunteer and lend a hand to their communities.

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.

This disconnect is a problem.

Box’s Culture of Engagement Gets a Boost With the VolunteerMatch Network


Volunteerism has long been an integral part of Box’s epic corporate culture. The technology company, based out of Redwood City, CA, wanted the process of finding and signing up for volunteer opportunities to be as easy as possible for their employees.

With VolunteerMatch’s Network Integration, they were able to consolidate their giving platforms and incorporate thousands of searchable, real-time volunteer opportunities.

From Transactional to Transformative Employee Engagement


You’ve likely experienced transactional volunteering at your company: An employee signs up for a volunteer opportunity, contributes their time to a good cause, and … well, that’s the end of it.

But what if all parties involved — employees, your company, and good causes — could get more from these interactions?

Video: How to ‘Go Big’ With Your Employee Volunteer Program


We know the benefits employee volunteer programs have on business: increased employee engagement and satisfaction, better recruitment and retention, publicity, skill development, team-building, and more.

But how do you maximize these benefits while also achieving the greatest community impact possible?

On Jan. 30, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT, VolunteerMatch’s Director of Growth and Relationships, Alvaro Tijero, offered insight into:

Your Exclusive Discount for 'Engage for Good 2018'


Work at the intersection of profit & purpose? Wonder what your peers in the corporate social responsibility space are up to? Crave greater social impact for your company?

If so, you’ll want to attend Engage for Good 2018!

An annual gathering of over 500 corporate social impact professionals from top corporate and nonprofit brands, Engage for Good is a conference about exchanging trends, best practices, and practical execution strategies for building a better world (and your company’s bottom line).

Airbnb, Pandora, and Other CSR Innovators Share Their Experiences


Your company is growing. What about your corporate social responsibility (CSR) program?

Bay Area companies are regarded as some of the most innovative, market-leading, and forward-thinking companies on the planet. They also pave the way for CSR and social impact, ensuring that — as business grows — they leave a positive impact on communities.

A Timely Solution for Starbucks Community Service Program [Case Study]


Starbucks needed a better way to manage their corporate volunteering efforts, fast. They wanted to continue to involve not only their employees (who they refer to as “partners”) in volunteerism, but also their customers.

VolunteerMatch and Forward It On Partner to Bring Meaningful Volunteer Opportunities to Corporate Employees

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, January 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ – VolunteerMatch, the web’s largest volunteer engagement network, and Forward It On, a web-based corporate giving platform, announce today a partnership to engage companies and their employees to drive social change through volunteerism.


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