Corporate Citizenship

Making Your Corporate Citizenship Story Pop!

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Having spent my entire career in the private sector, I strongly believe companies have an important role to play in addressing social issues.  The private sector understands efficiency of markets and brings a sense of urgency to solving “problems.”  When directed the right way, corporate resources can have a real impact on social issues from the environment and education to health care and the arts.

The 7 Sins of Workplace Giving (Part 2)

7 Common Challenges of Current Employee Giving and Volunteering Programs
Summary: 

Happily for society, giving back is more important now than ever; the corollary is that people have greater expectations of companies to help them give back, both as consumers and as employees. A growing number of companies, aware of the link between workplace giving and employee engagement, have a heightened interest in employee giving programs. Despite this increased demand, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. 

 
In part one of this article, we looked at three common challenges of current workplace giving programs. Today, we'll highlight the remaining four challenges and invite you to stay tuned for our next post, where we’ll focus on 10 Steps to the New Workplace Giving: an approach to realize better returns from your employee giving and volunteering programs. 
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Happily for society, giving back is more important now than ever; the corollary is that people have greater expectations of companies to help them give back, both as consumers and as employees. A growing number of companies, aware of the link between workplace giving and employee engagement, have a heightened interest in employee giving programs. Despite this increased demand, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. 

 
In part one of this article, we looked at three common challenges of current workplace giving programs. Today, we'll highlight the remaining four challenges and invite you to stay tuned for our next post, where we’ll focus on 10 Steps to the New Workplace Giving: an approach to realize better returns from your employee giving and volunteering programs. 

The 7 Sins of Workplace Giving

7 Common Challenges of Current Employee Giving and Volunteering Programs (Part 1)
Summary: 

Happily for society, giving back is more important now than ever; the corollary is that people have greater expectations of companies to help them give back, both as consumers and as employees. A growing number of companies, aware of the link between workplace giving and employee engagement, have a heightened interest in employee giving programs. Despite this increased demand, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. 

 
In Part 1 of this article, we look at three common challenges of current workplace giving programs (Part 2 features the remaining seven sins!) . 
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Happily for society, giving back is more important now than ever; the corollary is that people have greater expectations of companies to help them give back, both as consumers and as employees. A growing number of companies, aware of the link between workplace giving and employee engagement, have a heightened interest in employee giving programs. Despite this increased demand, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. 

 
In Part 1 of this article, we look at three common challenges of current workplace giving programs (Part 2 features the remaining seven sins!) . 

Polls open for voting in 3rd Annual Corporate Citizenship Film Festival

Boston College competition features videos from 37 companies
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Chestnut Hill, Mass - Feb. 24, 2011 - The entrants are all in for the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship’s 3rd Annual Corporate Citizenship Film Festival and it’s time for the public to vote!

Corporate Social Responsibility and your Employees: Building Engagement from Within April 15, VANCOUVER, BC, Canada April 18, KELOWNA, BC, Canada

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An organization’s journey toward corporate social responsibility is either propelled or paralyzed by employees. What does it take to get an entire employee team on board? Are there best practices or practical steps that can garner employee engagement as your business works for real and long-term social impacts?

We believe the answer is “Yes.”

 
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An organization’s journey toward corporate social responsibility is either propelled or paralyzed by employees. What does it take to get an entire employee team on board? Are there best practices or practical steps that can garner employee engagement as your business works for real and long-term social impacts?

We believe the answer is “Yes.”

 

A Pulse Check on the (Sorryish) State of Employee Involvement in Workplace Giving/Volunteering Programs

Why Current Employee Giving & Volunteering Programs Are Falling Short of the Mark
Summary: 

What is the current state of employee giving and volunteering programs, especially as it relates to the goals of employee involvement and engagement?

Although many companies (particularly most large coompanies) have implemented workplace giving programs, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. The challenge for workplace giving, and the companies who are using it as a tool in the employee engagement/strategic CSR toolbox, is that participation rates (and therefore involvement and engagement) are low. Companies have “checked the box” on workplace giving (ie. they have a program) but are missing out on a proven way to connect and engage with their employees. 
 
In this article, we take a pulse check on the current state of employee involvement in workplace giving programs and some of the underlying reasons.
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What is the current state of employee giving and volunteering programs, especially as it relates to the goals of employee involvement and engagement?

Although many companies (particularly most large coompanies) have implemented workplace giving programs, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. The challenge for workplace giving, and the companies who are using it as a tool in the employee engagement/strategic CSR toolbox, is that participation rates (and therefore involvement and engagement) are low. Companies have “checked the box” on workplace giving (ie. they have a program) but are missing out on a proven way to connect and engage with their employees. 
 
In this article, we take a pulse check on the current state of employee involvement in workplace giving programs and some of the underlying reasons.

CSR Minute: McKesson Releases 2010 Corporate Citizenship Report; People's Supermarket, Sustainable Coop, Records 20% Sales Increase

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

Improving the Business and Social Return from Corporate Social Good Programs

How Workplace Giving/Corporate Volunteering Programs Need to Change to Realize Better Results
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What do micro-finance, crowdsourcing, mass personalization, user-empowerment, transparency and social media have in common?  They are almost completely absent in conventional approaches to corporate social responsibility and corporate philanthropy – especially workplace giving… Somewhere on the web, you can design your own jeans, build your own car, broadcast your ardent opinions and values to willing listeners, create critical mass or tipping points for ideas or even product discounts by being part of an aligned crowd, etc., yet when you walk through the doors of the place where you spend

McKesson Releases 2010 Corporate Citizenship Report

McKesson Highlights Social, Environmental and Financial Performance of FY10
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Astonishing Volunteer Management Data

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AngelPoints, the leader in online software for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, released an astonishing statistic after analyzing 87,000 volunteer events managed through its online software.

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AngelPoints, the leader in online software for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, released an astonishing statistic after analyzing 87,000 volunteer events managed through its online software.

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