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Corporate Volunteering

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.

When Volunteers Become Voluntold

Ryan Scott | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Ryan Scott

As corporate volunteerism becomes commonplace in workplaces across the world, there's one word that no one wants to hear: voluntold.

NCVS Recap: Looking Back at Three Days of Service and Self-Empowerment in New Orleans

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 09.14.2011 | Impact
Robert J. Rosenthal

As the people of New Orleans have rebuilt, their city has also quietly become a laboratory for some of the most innovative social service initiatives in the country. Indeed, we can all learn from New Orleans.

The Fortune 500 Need to Take Their Own Advice

Aaron Hurst | Posted 08.01.2011 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

On behalf of the nonprofit sector, I would like to ask companies to act more like businesses. If you truly care about making a sustainable difference in the community, focus on where you can make your talent matter.

All Together Now? AmeriCorps and the Thousand Points of Light

Shirley Sagawa | Posted 05.29.2011 | Impact
Shirley Sagawa

AmeriCorps members are the recruiters and leaders of millions of community volunteers, the full-time, consistent presence that makes so much possible.

10 Ways You Can Make Work Fit With Life and Family

Rex Flexibility | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rex Flexibility

Scientists still haven't figured out how to add more hours to the day, but many companies have come up with creative ways for employees to balance their lives and still be successful at their jobs.

Survey: 84% Of Companies Say Volunteering Improves Their Business

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At a time when nonprofits need support more than ever, corporate America is giving workplace volunteerism a strong vote of confidence as a means to ma...

On Volunteerism During Tough Financial Times

Margot Pritzker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Margot Pritzker

As non-profits continue to feel the financial squeeze, think about volunteerism in a new light.