On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, I opened my laptop and set up tabs for six different news outlets. Then, in what I imagine to be perfect synchronicity with hundreds of thousands of people in America and around the world, I spent the next 8 hours clicking from one tab to the next, counting, calculating, waiting, texting.
This year more than most, everyone is terrified to ask their employees to do anything beyond the basics of their jobs. They’re busy, they’re exhausted, they just can’t. “We shouldn’t ask our employees to do more right now. They just don’t have time.” The solution? Just make it easier. Curate the volunteer opportunities, plan the events, send out the awards – and then all employees will have to do is show up, make a difference, feel good, and get back to work. It’s the only way to meet them where they are without canceling volunteering altogether. Right?
Hear insights on why the Purpose Mindset creates a business advantage for companies to develop a clear sense of purpose and support the cultivation of purpose mindset to create maximum value for its employees, society, and its business.
The new parameters defined by a global pandemic have pushed us to reveal versions of ourselves that don’t fit the standard definition of professional. Why does the lack of polish feel so compelling? In the waves of uncertainty, faced with hard choices, and brought face to face with just how privileged we actually are as knowledge workers – it’s easier to connect with that which is perceived as more“human.”
Organizations looking to be a part of Atlantic Canada's corporate volunteer story are asked to complete the 30-minute survey by November 30.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia., October 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Today, the Atlantic Corporate Volunteer Council (ACVC), in partnership with IMPACT2030 and a number of like-minded businesses and nonprofit representatives from organizations such as TD Bank Group announced an exciting initiative that will be presented to the United Nations.
In an age where companies are becoming increasingly engaged with their communities through their corporate work, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is fast evolving into an all-encompassing endeavor. The Satell Institute, based in Philadelphia, PA, a Think and Do Tank Dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility, — fosters such partnerships between corporations and nonprofits.
Opportunities to give or volunteer compete against other priorities in a person’s life that carry equal or greater value. While an employee may want to give or volunteer, they only take action when the perceived value of prosocial activity is equal to or greater than the value of their competing priorities.
Many companies hold an annual Month of Giving during which they enjoy a 60-80% boost in participation in volunteering, giving, and other corporate citizenship activities due to increased communication and awareness. We support annual events like this (within certain parameters) because they provide an opportunity for employees to see and discover corporate citizenship opportunities.