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Corporate Volunteering

World-Positive Leadership Development Programs

Mark Horoszowski | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Mark Horoszowski

What is one thing that the Kenyan Red Cross and Microsoft have common? A lack of access to the expertise and skills needed to grow and make a bigger impact.

All Fun and Games: Welcome to Camp Philanthropy

Ryan Scott | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Assigning employee counselors is one part of the ideal camp experience. Next is getting the camp director -- your CEO and other leaders -- to perform in some campfire skits. In other words, you engage employees in your program through fun experiences that are visibly supported at all levels of your company.

Another Data Point for Performance Reviews: Employee Volunteering

Ryan Scott | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

As corporate volunteerism becomes an increasingly important part of the work experience, companies are coming up with new ways to embrace volunteering and tie it to their bottom lines.

Santa Lives in Corporate America: Hasbro's Global Day of Joy

Ryan Scott | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

A day when Hasbro empowers all 5,100 of its employees in 33 countries around the world to combine their philanthropic spirit and engage in community service projects that help bring smiles to needy children this holiday season.

Crazy or Genius? Giving Away Half Your Work

Ryan Scott | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Giving away half of your work to nonprofits. For free. Nuts, huh? But it's a trending business idea that reimagines what it means to be engaged in pro bono service.

The Corporate Case for Mentoring the Grads of Life

David B. Shapiro | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
David B. Shapiro

Private-sector engagement in mentoring youth and young employees is a smart investment in boosting labor force participation rates and increasing our nation's ability to compete in the 21st century global economy.

Millennials in the Workplace Want to Give Back, so Let Them!

Stefanie Greenberg | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact
Stefanie Greenberg

The Case Foundation and Achieve recently published a study that supports the idea that many of us in the volunteer industry have thought all along: giving back to meaningful causes is important to millennials.

There's a New Sheriff in Town: Your Employees

Ryan Scott | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Not interested in spending an eternity to see your engagement levels improve? Then get employees who "get it" to lasso in the laggards and steer them along an easy path to involvement.

What Are You Doing at 3 p.m. on Monday?

Ryan Scott | Posted 07.26.2014 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Everyone knows that Memorial Day is the unofficially official kickoff to summer. Bring on the beach (if it's near), head to the mall for those aweso...

I Heart SF: How a Community Reinvented Itself

Ryan Scott | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Ryan Scott

The economic divide created by the dominance of the city's tech sector is a very real and thorny issue with no easy answers.

Mind the Gap: A Tragic Waste of Talent

Ryan Scott | Posted 05.26.2014 | Impact
Ryan Scott

My friend is, in fact, rather philanthropic and active in his community. But his charitable involvement all takes place on his own time. Work is work. Community work is up to him. At least that's how he sees it. And that's a terrible shame.

3 Simple Practices To Build Stronger Interest In Your Company's Cause Work With Millennials

Derrick Feldmann | Posted 04.29.2014 | Business
Derrick Feldmann

In many cases, successful Millennial engagement and cause involvement means a total shift in mindset.

Best and Worst Cities for Employee Engagement: What's the Cause?

Ryan Scott | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Ryan Scott

A new report from Quantum Workplace introduces some fascinating data about the best places and conditions for high employee engagement.

The Static State of Philanthropy (Part 3)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

When volunteers get the meaning and see the value and results from volunteerism, they increase rather than decrease their time. Doing make-work, being used inefficiently and having no yard stick to measure success are all factors."

Commemorating September 11th Through Volunteering

Ryan Scott | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Ryan Scott

As September 11th approaches, now is this the right time to ask your company, your co-workers and yourself, "What will you do?"

Doing Good Keeps the Doctor Away

Ryan Scott | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Your employees who volunteer aren't just healthier, they're also more engaged and active healthcare consumers. Four out of five believe that they have some degree of control over their health, know more about it and are more informed about chronic diseases.

The Secret to Sticky Volunteering Stories

Ryan Scott | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Storytelling is a hot marketing buzzword these days, and for good reason. It's a valuable tool for many aspects of business, and a particularly important practice when it comes to community impact.

Charity Is in Our DNA

Marc Joseph | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Marc Joseph

2013 is the year we need to pull the charity gene out of our DNA and use it to help our fellow Americans. Our economic recovery is still quite tough and we are many years yet away from regaining where we were before this great recession.

Want a Job? Volunteer Abroad

Dave Santulli | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact
Dave Santulli

There are real tangible benefits of international volunteering, but it takes a shift in perspective and a glance through a different lens to realize them.

Why Volunteering Is Good for your Business

Michael Haberman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Impact
Michael Haberman

The facts are clear: promoting and providing employees with meaningful volunteer opportunities helps to attract top talent; engage, develop, and retain employees; boost public image; and improve the bottom line.

Intel: Making the World Better for Every Person on Earth, That's All

Ryan Scott | Posted 10.24.2012 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Employee volunteer programs make employees feel good and, as such, evidence suggests that such programs lead to greater employee engagement. But what good does a corporate social responsibility program do for the rest of us?

The Hottest Trend in Giving Back

Ryan Scott | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Now that businesses are increasingly engaging their employees through corporate philanthropy, what's the next step in competing for talent? How are companies going to up the ante?

How to Avoid Volunteer Heartbreak

Ryan Scott | Posted 09.09.2012 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Some factors are beyond your control -- the motivation of the volunteers, for example, or their willingness to receive instruction. But if you're a non-profit leader, there are three key measures you can take to give your corporate volunteers the greatest chance of success.

In a Tough Economy, Skills-Based Volunteering Takes on New Importance

Ryan Scott | Posted 08.12.2012 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Struggling economy or not, top talent will always have options about where to work, and Millennial employees are increasingly looking to build their careers with employers who demonstrate socially-conscious values.

Businesses Backing Vets: Pro Bono Aid for Homeless Heroes

Ryan Scott | Posted 07.29.2012 | Impact
Ryan Scott

The issues that veterans face are multi-faceted, so when companies bring their unique skills to the table they can improve the employment prospects for vets in surprising ways.