Is Your Company Making the Most of National Days of Service?


There are two federally recognized National Days of Service. One is on September 11th. The other is on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (in 2017, it falls on Monday, January 16th).

Why do these holidays exist? According to the founders of 9/11 Day, “The goal of 9/11 Day is to keep alive the spirit of unity and compassion that arose in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, providing a positive, helpful way for people to annually remember and pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, and honor those that rose in service in response to the attacks.”

10, 9, 8…. Countdown the Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016!


A year can seem like a long time, especially when you’re in the ever-evolving world of corporate social responsibility and volunteerism.

But before we start making our New Year’s resolutions and list of goals for 2017, let’s take a moment to look back. This top-ten list contains the most popular posts of 2016 published on our blog Volunteering is CSR, determined by number of views. My New Year’s prediction? That you’ll find some knowledge and tips in this list to carry you into 2017!

Peace, Love, and Volunteering

A Holiday Card from VolunteerMatch
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‘Tis the season for eggnog lattés, holiday parties, and philanthropic giving. It’s also the season for reflection and giving thanks.

As you spend the next few weeks around family and loved ones, please keep in mind — and in your heart —those who are less fortunate. Think of those who you already help, as well as those who still need your help. Remember them not just during the holidays, but year-round. Then take action to connect with them: by going to VolunteerMatch.org.

How to Reward Employees With Time Off for Volunteer Work


By Alice Clarke

Some of the world’s largest companies offer wonderful incentives for their employees who volunteer. Deloitte is one example. According to Deloitte Consulting principal Jonathan Copulsky, more than 40,000 company employees have participated in some kind of volunteer activity. The biggest perk for these professionals? Unlimited hours of paid time off.

How U.S. Bank Makes Community Possible


Earlier this year, our client U.S. Bank launched the Community Possible Relay complete with a mobile baton, or what became known as the Big Blue Bus.

How to Find Volunteer Opportunities Through Your Current CSR Platform

Looking for volunteer opportunities that engage employees and impact communities? You may not need to look any further than your current corporate giving platform.

Looking for volunteer opportunities that engage employees and impact communities? You may not need to look any further than your current corporate giving platform.

This has been an exciting year for us at VolunteerMatch.

On January 25, 2016, we announced a groundbreaking partnership with corporate giving and volunteering platform Causecast. The reason? To further our mission of making it easy for good people and good causes to connect.

Are Your CSR Goals Aligned with Your Hiring Practices? [Video]

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On November 17, 2016, VolunteerMatch and Year Up joined forces to help companies learn how to unify their commitment to diversity across multiple departments, including their corporate social responsibility (CSR) department. Salesforce.org and Omnicom Media Group joined the discussion and shared their experiences from the field.

Here are just a few things we talked about:

Pledge To #GiveTime This #GivingTuesday

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What comes to mind when you hear the word “give”?

A donation of money? An act of kindness? A concession (i.e. “giving in” or “giving up”)?

How about volunteering?  

Across the country and across the world, people are giving back to their communities by volunteering their time. 

Join VolunteerMatch in celebrating #GivingTuesday — a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration — this Tuesday, November 29. How? By taking a pledge to volunteer.

Don't Miss this Free Webinar on the Role of Diversity in CSR!

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VolunteerMatch and Year Up have partnered to bring you a free webinar about the role of diversity in corporate social responsibility -- and the companies getting it right! It's happening this Thursday November 17, 2016Learn more and reserve your spot.

VolunteerMatch Recognizes Eight Companies and Organizations for Exemplary Volunteer Programs

Award Winners Revealed During Ceremony at VM Summit 16 on October 25, 2016.
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SAN FRANCISCO, November 4, 2016 /3BL Media /-- Last week, VolunteerMatch, the web's largest volunteer engagement network, recognized eight companies and organizations for their transformational work related to volunteerism and cross-sector collaboration at an awards ceremony.

The awards ceremony took place on October 25, 2016 during VM Summit 16. VM Summit, VolunteerMatch’s annual conference on corporate volunteerism, brings nonprofits and companies together in the same room to elevate the conversation around cross-sector partnerships and volunteerism.


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