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Skills Based Volunteering

Millennials' Expectations Transform Employee Engagement: The New Corporate Philanthropy

Rebecca Lucore | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Rebecca Lucore

As baby boomers exit the workforce en masse, the race to attract the best and brightest millennials has employers across the country scratching their heads, re-thinking the tried and true recruitment and retention strategies they have relied on for decades.

New Season, New Reason to Volunteer

Margot Pritzker | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Margot Pritzker

At WomenOnCall, we see many professionals using the fall months to get more involved in their communities, and we work with numerous individuals via our platform and our direct outreach to help them find the right skills-based project that meets their interests and needs.

"I Don't Need Your Help" -- But What if He Really Does?

Jan DeBlieu | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
Jan DeBlieu

"As a child raised in an alcoholic home," Grace's message began, "I never learned the correct response to certain situations. I would not ask for help, and if offered help would often decline, afraid of the person's motives."

Good Intentions Aren't Enough: Advice for Voluntourists

Nourish International | Posted 04.24.2015 | Impact
Nourish International

Illustration by Josh McDonald In 1968, while speaking to a conference on international student projects, Ivan Illich told those in attendance "the e...

A Pro Bono Week Reaffirmation

Max Skolnik | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Max Skolnik

A few years ago, I observed my first ScopeAthon event. On a dreary fall day, in a cramped room deep within the headquarters of a Fortune 500 company, I sat down with dozens of overwhelmed nonprofits and eager corporate employees.

Taking Skills-Based Volunteering Around the World

Ryan Scott | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
Ryan Scott

I'm always interested to see how companies are doubling down on their employee volunteering programs, and in the process reinventing the possibilities for what these programs can become.

LinkedIn's Volunteer Marketplace: Half the Battle

Rachael Chong | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rachael Chong

"Everybody can be great because anybody can serve... You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. And you can be that servant." -- M...

School-Business Collaboration as a Model for Supporting Public Education

Michael Haberman | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Michael Haberman

As we come to the end of this whirlwind year in education reform, leading education blogger Alexander Russo recently summarized The Most Notable Educa...

A Billion Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

Emily Yu | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact
Emily Yu

Why not take what you are good at such as graphic design, accounting, marketing, or human resources, for example, and use that skill to help your favorite nonprofit organization?

Think Differently: Use Your Passions to Give Back

Tracy Hoover | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Giving back and helping others is not only a gift but an opportunity for personal growth and, let's face it, a chance to feel good. As we head into the holiday season, why not personalize your approach and use your passions to inspire and help others?

The Cofounder of Kayak Is an Entrepreneur So He Can Give More Money Away

Rachael Chong | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

You'd think it would be easy for Paul English, CTO and Founder of Kayak to convince someone to take a trip with him. And yet, his attempts to get wealthy people to accompany him to volunteer in Haiti have proven to be unbelievably difficult.

Using Marketing Expertise to Help Causes in a 24-Hour Blitz

Rachael Chong | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Cathy Monetti is the founder of CreateAthon, where ad agencies take a day off to help nonprofits with their branding and message -- over the course of a single, frenetic day.

5 Ways to Become a Digital Volunteer

Brian Honigman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Brian Honigman

Everyday there are more opportunities to give back. The digital revolution has made volunteering more accessible -- wherever and whenever. Here's a sample of some best practices.

Millenials, Baby Boomers, and Why You Should Get Involved: Celebrating National Volunteering Week

Michael Haberman | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Michael Haberman

Volunteering represents one of the noblest values that we have as a culture. And if we as individuals and as businesses can make volunteering more visible, our children will be more likely to take up our mantle and continue our important work.

Why School Culture Matters, and How to Improve It

Michael Haberman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Michael Haberman

Obviously, school leaders can't always mimic businesses -- but they can learn from them. When business leaders teach principals the skills that they use to build a strong organizational culture, school leaders can completely transform their schools.

Social Good Stars: Catchafire's Rachael Chong on How Pro-Bono Changes the World - And You

Amy Neumann | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

A few years back I was introduced to Catchafire, and it has become a favorite organization. Rachael Chong is Founder & CEO of Catchafire, the nation's leading online pro bono network that connects talent and purpose.

Hands Up If You Have Had Enough of Volunteering

Nigel Rayment | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business
Nigel Rayment

Retaining Gen Y employees is depending more on the blend of worthwhile work and access to community activity than the financial rewards being offered.

Businesses Can Create a Better Economy by Teaching More Than Job Skills

Michael Haberman | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Michael Haberman

Over the last few months, I've participated in several conferences all exploring the same issue--how business can help improve our public education system.

Stepping Away From the Rat Race to Give Back... for a Year

Ryan Scott | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Employee volunteer programs are one thing, but what about centering your entire enterprise around service? It might sound like a pipe dream, but San Francisco-based Fuse Corps is making it happen.

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.

Corporate Responsibility Must Be Integral to Corporate Culture

Stanley S. Litow | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business
Stanley S. Litow

With the potential for sustained prosperity and societal progress within our grasp, corporate responsibility must become an integral part of business strategy.

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.

Businesses Backing Vets: Skills-Based Volunteering Helps Wounded Warriors

Ryan Scott | Posted 07.21.2012 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Leveraging pro-bono services to help veterans is just one example of how corporate volunteerism is catching fire. Corporate America has a role to play in addressing the world's problems, and their support doesn't stop with veterans.