Employee Volunteer Program

Creating Diverse & Inclusive Business: The Power of Employee Volunteer Networks

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Here’s a question I love asking companies: Why is your employee volunteer program important? We usually end up talking about indicators: The amount of resources, money, and time companies invest in developing and maintaining employee volunteering programs. The depth and breadth of business alignment and integration are another. High employee participation rates and access to consistent, measurable community impact data. These all indicate importance.

Get Inspired With These 15 Employee Volunteer Programs

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You can’t walk a second in the corporate social responsibility (CSR) landscape without running into a company aligned with a cause or purpose. With socially-conscious millennials making up the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, many organizations are adapting to the call for cause-based missions.

SPARK Continues to Ignite a Passion for Science Around the World

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From Europe and Asia to the Americas, MilliporeSigmai employees gave back to their local communities in more ways than one during SPARK Week, October 13-21, 2018. Not only did they teach Curiosity Labs™ lessons and host site tours, but they also brought science education to a low-income village and an orphanage, impacting thousands of students by providing them with hands-on experiments to spark their curiosity in science.

Teaching Flavors and Fragrances at Technorama OpenLab in Switzerland

3 Warning Signs Your Employees Are Headed for the Door

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The U.S. unemployment rate reached its lowest point in 49 years this September. Meanwhile, the percentage of “engaged” U.S. workers — i.e., those who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace — is at an all-time high, according to Gallup.

For companies without a robust employee engagement strategy in place, this presents a new reality — it’s becoming more difficult to attract and retain top talent.

Video: Purpose and Corporate Social Responsibility

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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and company purpose might sound similar, but they’re not the same thing.

How do you balance the two? How can company purpose inform your giving decisions? How do directives from leadership fit into your employee volunteer program goals? Last (but certainly not least), how do you create a program that engages your employees?

Stop Wasting Time! How to ‘Go Big’ With Your Employee Volunteer Program

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We know the benefits employee volunteer programs have on business: increased employee engagement and satisfaction, better recruitment and retention, publicity, skill development, team-building, and more.

But how do you maximize these benefits while also achieving the greatest community impact possible?

Join VolunteerMatch’s Director of Growth and Relationships, Alvaro Tijero, for a free webinar on Jan. 30, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT where you’ll gain insight into:

Stop Dictating How Your Employees Volunteer

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What if I told you that I know the reason a full 33% of your employees don’t participate in your giving and volunteering program?

You’d act quickly to remedy that barrier right?

Well, thanks to America’s Charities Snapshot 2017 Report, we do know the reason. And it’s not that hard to remedy.

Video: Make Volunteering Work for All Your Employees

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Sam likes to volunteer with his hands. It gives his mind a break from his mentally demanding job. Jasmine prefers to use her specialized coding skills to volunteer. Otherwise, she feels her time volunteering is misspent. And Lena wants an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues she doesn’t see every day, and a chance to chat with the new faces around the office.

No two employee volunteers are the same. And that’s a good thing! Different people get excited about different things. But as a corporate volunteer program manager, pleasing everyone may seem like a daunting task.

Proud to be a Promethean: Inside Prometheus Real Estate Group’s Volunteer Program

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We noticed our client Prometheus Real Estate Group doing some pretty incredible stuff with their volunteer program (known as Our Front POrCH), including their annual “POrCH Challenge”. So, we caught up with Savannah Van Voorhis, Reputation & Cause Marketing Manager at Prometheus and asked her to share what makes Our Front POrCH shine. 

Here’s what she had to say.

How to Unlock Your Employees’ Leadership Potential with Your Volunteer Program

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Giving people opportunities to pursue their interests is key to driving employee engagement. According to Gallup, engaged organizations see a 3.9x earnings per share (EPS) growth rate compared to organizations with lower engagement in the same industry.

How do you develop engaged leaders among your employees? One effective way is through a top-notch employee volunteer program.

We teamed up with our partners at Causecast for a free webinar to share: 

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