Having had the privilege to work with hundreds of enterprise companies — many of which are part of the Fortune 1000 — we're often asked about what works best when it comes to workplace giving programs. Companies want to know how to get the greatest social and business outcomes out of their programs and we want to help. The first and last thing to remember? The goal of your giving programs must be employee engagement. This may seem obvious, but it’s worth mentioning because many programs aren’t designed with this goal in mind.
Do I pay the rent or feed my children? Do I heat my home … or do I eat? These are some of the tough choices many families in America face today. Did you know that a staggering 1 in 6 children faces hunger in America? The biggest reason for this is, of course, poverty. Poverty is a painful reality faced by families all across the U.S.—many of them are your neighbors, friends or family. Ironically, many are working families who hold steady jobs (sometimes multiple jobs) but still struggle to make ends meet.
Workplace giving has evolved considerably in the past decade. Since 2000, America’s Charities has been reporting trends that are shaping this evolving field from both the employer and nonprofit perspective. In 2017, our Snapshot report series will continue to capture topics at the forefront of social responsibility, employee engagement, digital culture and impact. But for the first time ever, we will explore trends in employee giving from the perspective of donors.
As a company looking to attract top talent, you’ve undoubtedly turned towards putting together an attractive benefits package. Skilled millennials and generation Z workers are looking for – and even coming to expect – perks like health and wellness initiatives, financial programs, and sometimes unique bonuses like laundry or childcare on site.
The 6th leading cause of death in the US, and the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disorder that irreversibly destroys brain function over time. To date there is no known cause or cure. Alzheimer’s Disease Research (ADR), a program of BrightFocus Foundation, is working to change that scenario, by funding bold, innovative scientific research around the world.
Depressed, sad and lonely, Jacob handed his mother a letter in 8th grade telling her that he wanted to kill himself. After several years of sending her son to counselors and psychiatrists, Jacob’s mother found hope for Jacob at Boys Town. Almost immediately there was a noticeable change in his demeanor. He was engaged and confident for the first time in years.