One of the greatest benefits of having a corporate volunteer program is that it engages the workforce by providing a meaningful and valuable experience that gives back to the world. In fact, a recent CECP study found the most socially involved companies had a minimum of 50% employee participation in CSR efforts!
How can you offer the greatest choice, maximize matching opportunities, and still align preferred causes? Listen to learn more.
Over $5 Billion is raised through workplace giving annually. But today’s workforce has evolved to expect more options and transparency from corporate giving programs. When charitable choice is given, employee participation increases. But how do you align your preferred causes with current NPO partners, with expanded choices employees are looking for? Add to that, 84% of donors say they’re more likely to give if a match is offered, yet $5-$7 Billion in matching gift funds goes unclaimed every year.
Quick and easy ways to get your workforce behind the meaning of Memorial Day
Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving in the US military. Originating during the Civil War, Memorial Day was declared a federal holiday in 1971. While businesses across the nation are closed, giving their employees the three-day weekend start to summer, it doesn’t mean you can’t observe and incorporate this day into your total CSR strategy.
Takeaways from the Council on Foundations Leading Together Conference
At the recent Council on Foundations bi-annual conference, Leading Together, almost 1000 philanthropy leaders and business, government, and academia influencers gathered together to connect, share, and learn with one another.
Global giving is on a steady rise. As more and more of our clients expand their markets overseas, we see a steady incremental increase in global philanthropy as well. Our observations align with industry research. Take a look at CECP’s Giving in Numbers reports over the past six years.
“Non-profits are stakeholders. Someone finally listened.”
A direct quote from one of the founding members at the third annual CyberGrants Nonprofit Organization Council (NPO Council) meeting. The words were in reaction to those from CyberGrants CEO Mark Layden when he said “We used to think the NPO was merely the outcome at the end of the donation process in our Visio diagram. That simply is not true. We want to change the way we do things so you can change the world.”
Corporations are evolving their general philanthropy approaches towards supporting causes more tightly aligned with other company initiatives. This reflects a desire to be strategically consistent, purpose driven, and to concentrate giving that produces the most impact. We see this first-hand with our progressive CyberGrants clients. But don’t just take our word for it. There are several industry studies that validate this trend.