Late last year, our CEO, Angela Parker, had the opportunity to speak with author, podcaster, thought leader and advocate for people doing meaningful work; Dan Smolen. Together, they wrestled with ideas such as, “What draws companies to the idea of volunteering?” and, “How are companies responding to the mandate to go virtual?” Dan’s thought-provoking questions led Angela to some surprising and meaningful reflections. We hope they’ll do the same for you.
What if we were deeply committed to a world that worked for all? What if instead of simply honoring the legacy of those who came before us – the ones who struggled and fought for recognition of their most basic human rights – we took our efforts a step further and decided to become good ancestors ourselves?
2020 has been a year of realization. We realized how quickly tables can turn and how even the most resilient structures can come undone overnight. We struggled, succumbed at times, and persevered – only to emerge stronger, armed with a renewed set of skills, and more resilient than ever before. Albeit through the force of circumstances, we found new ways to live, work, and connect with one another.
Hoping for a better year this year? We are, too! Here are three tips for making your social impact programs successful in 2021. And don’t forget – we’re here to help! Small changes can yield big results, so try a few of the tips above and let us know how it goes.
The go-to guide for CSR and sustainability professionals has arrived! The Realized Worth 2021 Conference Guide showcases conferences from around the world that are rich with industry expertise, fresh takes, challenging topics, and great speakers.
The guide includes a comprehensive, month-by-month listing of conferences with an interactive map so you can search by location.
Want to offer meaningful support to employees in these strange and uncertain times? Consider the example of health care company based north of Chicago that has succeeded not only in engaging employees through volunteerism, but also increased enthusiasm for their Signature Program and held a wildly successful virtual training despite the challenges of the pandemic. How are they doing it? And what best practices can you learn from as you plan for 2021?
Realized Worth has spent the year like everyone else – adapting, adjusting, and committing to adding value in a new world of remote work where human connection is more important than ever. So, we’ve produced products and services (like our Virtual Volunteer Accelerator and our Volunteer Champion training series!) to meet people where they are. Some of our friends in the field like Common Impact, Benevity, Points of Light, Taproot, Revere, YourCause, GozAround, and others have done the same!
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?
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