6 National Corporate Volunteer Programs

6 National  Corporate Volunteering Programs Employee engagement programs come in several forms based on a company’s goals and objectives as well as which employee engagement program best fits a company’s culture. Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO): Companies allow employees time off to volunteer during the workweek by setting a designated number of hours a year (such…

Companies Reflect on Doing Good and Doing Well, Go Riverwalk Magazine, March 2014

With the recent release of Giving USA’s philanthropy report, which indicates that companies gave over$18 billion to charities in 2012, companies and nonprofits can reflect on all of the good work done by corporate philanthropy.  Instilling a culture of corporate philanthropy often takes time, however these three philanthropy initiatives show how companies have turned “doing…

The Next Generation of Philanthropy: Engaging Millennials in Your Corporate Giving Efforts, PR News’ Corporate Social Responsibility Guidebook, July 2013

 The complex Millennial (also know as Generation Y) – the nonconforming 20-35 year old, tech-savvy, pop culture obsessed generation. They play by different rules and often times, want to create their own. To many they are frustrating, especially in the work force, but they are an untapped market with big potential. This generation of workers…

The Role of Corporate Partnerships In Times of Need, Go Riverwalk, June 2013

The Role of Corporate Partnerships in Time of Need After a natural disaster strikes, there is only a tiny window of opportunity to rally effective recovery efforts before the world turns their attention elsewhere. While donations to major nonprofit organizations are always helpful and needed, companies have the opportunity to maximize and allocate their resources,…

New Generation of Service, Go Riverwalk Magazine, May 2013

The New Generation of Service Baby boomers, millennials, corporate employees, executives and students are responding to the national call for a new generation of service: Skilled-Based Volunteering (SBV). SBV is when company employees and/or individuals offer nonprofits their personal talents or professional competences to help organizations meet their demands. From the COO offering free strategic…

The New Generation of Service

Baby boomers, millennials, corporate employees, executives and students are responding to the national call for a new generation of service: Skilled-Based Volunteering (SBV). SBV is when company employees and/or individuals offer nonprofits their personal talents or professional competences to help organizations meet their demands. From the COO offering free strategic planning advice to the millennial…

Align Volunteer Programs with Your CSR Strategy – Dollars For Doers

Sample Plate Series #2: We’ve recently launched our Sample Plate Series and in our first article gave a brief example on how companies can align their corporate giving and/or employee volunteer programs with their corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy using Volunteer Paid Time Off or VPTO. Another example is through a “Dollars for Doers” program.…