How to Make Your Employees Feel Safe When Volunteering

By Scott Huntington

Volunteering is typically a major component of company culture and corporate social responsibility (CSR). And encouraging your employees to dedicate their time to bettering the community can benefit your team both personally and professionally. Not only can it build teamwork and skills, but it can also allow your employees to end the day feeling good about themselves.

Creating a Purpose-Rich Environment for Your Employees Through Volunteering


Whose responsibility is it to introduce purpose into the workplace: the employee or employer?

Before delving into that question, you may be wondering, “What do you mean by ‘purpose’?” Bea Boccalandro, a purpose advocate, defines it as broadening the social mission of corporate jobs. The result? Increased employee engagement, performance, and general wellbeing.

Aligning Your Volunteer Program With Employee Interests [Webinar]

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Studies show that employees seek out companies that embody socially responsible values and provide an outlet for volunteering. You’ve checked those boxes yet can’t seem to get your employees to participate in your volunteer program.

Where’s the disconnect here?

Bay Area Breakfast Panel With CSR Innovators [Video]

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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 lend a positive impact on communities.

On Tuesday, October 10, VolunteerMatch hosted a free breakfast and a session of networking, collaboration, and open discussion on the challenges corporate giving professionals face.

Driving Social Sustainability Through Volunteerism

By Jerome Tennille

Conducting operations while not depleting the resources these operations depend on is the pinnacle of any company pursuing sustainability. With countless factors to consider when tackling environmental or economically sustainable initiatives, many companies struggle to find a starting point. Some even quit before they begin.

Knowing this, I urge companies to start where they have the greatest influence: their employees.

Doing Good Can Make You Feel Good, Study on Volunteerism Finds


Employee volunteerism positively affects the health and well-being of the people who participate, according to a new study by UnitedHealthcare and VolunteerMatch.

The Doing Good is Good for You Study reveals 75 percent of U.S. adults feel physically healthier by volunteering, with a stronger connection to their employers.

VolunteerMatch Joins Brands Taking Stands at COMMIT!Forum


We hear it time and time again from our friends in the corporate social responsibility (CSR) space: conferences and other gatherings are uniquely important to CSR professionals.

Why? CSR professionals frequently work in very small teams. It can be tough when, unlike your colleagues in other departments, you don’t have people near you in your line of work to bounce ideas off of.

Timberland Encourages Its Customers to Use VolunteerMatch to Give Back


This article originally appeared on SGB Media

Timberland celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Path of Service program by kicking off a season of volunteer events around the globe. The events will reinforce the brand’s commitment to be Earthkeepers by working to protect and restore the outdoors and support the communities where it does business.

Balancing Employee Passions with a Central CSR Strategy


Abraham Lincoln famously said: “You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can never please all of the people all of the time.” As many corporate social responsibility (CSR) professionals will recognize, this rings true when defining your CSR strategy.

Discovery Communications Employees Shine on Impact Day and Beyond


Discovery Communications held their annual Impact Day on June 16, 2017. Over 4,000 Discovery employees across 60 offices in 37 different countries completed nearly 200 service projects. In this post, Laurel Schepp, Manager, Corporate Relations at Discovery, discusses the planning that goes into Impact Day, how they align the day with business goals, and what makes their overall volunteer program shine.

By Laurel Schepp


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