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Manual Is Not Magnificent

How and Why Online Workplace Giving Increases the Metrics that Matter
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From the Benevity JustBeCause Blog

Many (if not most!) existing workplace giving models have one or more manual components that make it difficult from a resource management perspective to self-administer any kind of program that is likely to succeed – especially if you don’t have an army of community investment personnel. (And let’s be clear about technology solutions: an online pledge form does not automate workplace giving. It’s time to move beyond once a year “set and forget” digital pledge forms!)

What is the “Killer Cause” for Workplace Giving Programs?

(Hint: Flexible Choices for Employees & Employers Alike)
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From the Benevity Just BeCause Blog

A lot of times companies ask us: what is the “killer cause” that will make my workplace giving program (or cause marketing campaign) sing? And we think we know the answer. It’s not some magical charity that cuts across every demographic; it’s much simpler than that. The killer cause is the charity or charities (small or large, local or national) that matters most to the relevant individual – in this case the cause or causes that matters to each employee.  And the element of choice is not only key for users; employers want flexibility as well. Companies are interested in delivering workplace giving programs that enable them to promote and encourage giving to their strategic corporate causes and, at the same time, to give their employees more choices about which causes, where and how to give.

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From the Benevity Just BeCause Blog

A lot of times companies ask us: what is the “killer cause” that will make my workplace giving program (or cause marketing campaign) sing? And we think we know the answer. It’s not some magical charity that cuts across every demographic; it’s much simpler than that. The killer cause is the charity or charities (small or large, local or national) that matters most to the relevant individual – in this case the cause or causes that matters to each employee.  And the element of choice is not only key for users; employers want flexibility as well. Companies are interested in delivering workplace giving programs that enable them to promote and encourage giving to their strategic corporate causes and, at the same time, to give their employees more choices about which causes, where and how to give.

“We’re All in this Together” – Wait, are We? Lack of Alignment between Corporate Giving and Employee Giving & How to Fix It

Aligning Corporate Giving and Workplace Giving Helps Companies Realize Greater Social and Business Impacts
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A growing number of companies, aware of the link between workplace giving and employee engagement, have a heightened interest in employee giving and volunteering programs.  Despite this increased demand, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy.  Companies are struggling to bring their increased investments in corporate and employee giving closer to the target audiences and to realize the greatest possible social and business impacts.  Companies want to maximize contributions to their causes and communities and increase employee engagement, extend their brand, and resonate positively with employees and the community at large.  Aligning corporate giving and employee giving can help companies realize the social and business impacts that they want to achieve. 

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A growing number of companies, aware of the link between workplace giving and employee engagement, have a heightened interest in employee giving and volunteering programs.  Despite this increased demand, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy.  Companies are struggling to bring their increased investments in corporate and employee giving closer to the target audiences and to realize the greatest possible social and business impacts.  Companies want to maximize contributions to their causes and communities and increase employee engagement, extend their brand, and resonate positively with employees and the community at large.  Aligning corporate giving and employee giving can help companies realize the social and business impacts that they want to achieve. 

Missing the Mark - Participation Rates in Workplace Giving & Employee Volunteering

The Current State of Employee Giving & Volunteering Programs
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Post from the Benevity Just BeCause Blog

What is the current state of employee giving and volunteering programs, especially as it relates to the goals of employee involvement and engagement? In this post we take a pulse check on the current state of employee involvement in workplace giving programs and some of the underlying reasons. 

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Post from the Benevity Just BeCause Blog

What is the current state of employee giving and volunteering programs, especially as it relates to the goals of employee involvement and engagement? In this post we take a pulse check on the current state of employee involvement in workplace giving programs and some of the underlying reasons. 

Loyalty Programs and Social Responsibility: A Conundrum

Why Loyalty Programs Need More Choice and Authenticity to Do More Good
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Loyalty programs are a powerful (and relatively untapped) way to galvanize consumer engagement around giving back.  Most loyalty programs today with “give back” options fall short of the mark for consumer relevance and impact.  They lack empowered choice, personal relevance and authenticity.  In this post, Benevity’s CEO explores how bringing more choice and transparency to the social elements of loyalty programs makes sense both for business and social impacts.  Read the full post on the Benevity blog.

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Loyalty programs are a powerful (and relatively untapped) way to galvanize consumer engagement around giving back.  Most loyalty programs today with “give back” options fall short of the mark for consumer relevance and impact.  They lack empowered choice, personal relevance and authenticity.  In this post, Benevity’s CEO explores how bringing more choice and transparency to the social elements of loyalty programs makes sense both for business and social impacts.  Read the full post on the Benevity blog.

Workplace Giving Kickstarts Employee Engagement

Employee Benefit News Article Features Spark! by Benevity Workplace Giving Software
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Employee Benefit News - July 2011

New software aims to streamline workplace giving programs

Savvy employers are tuning in to the idea that employees and consumers feel good about working for, and buying from, companies that give to charitable causes.

Click here to read the full article, which features Spark! by Benevity workplace giving software.

 

Xcel Energy reports increased corporate giving and other community results in its Corporate Responsibility Report for 2010

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Xcel Energy's annual corporate responsibility report explains and discloses to customers, shareholders and key stakeholders the company's economic, social and environmental impacts in the communities it serves. View the online overview to find information quickly, along with the full and summary reports.

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Xcel Energy's annual corporate responsibility report explains and discloses to customers, shareholders and key stakeholders the company's economic, social and environmental impacts in the communities it serves. View the online overview to find information quickly, along with the full and summary reports.

Xcel Energy Reports Lower Emissions and Other Environmental Results in its Corporate Responsibility Report for 2010

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Xcel Energy's annual corporate responsibility report explains and discloses to customers, shareholders and key stakeholders the company's economic, social and environmental impacts in the communities it serves.

Xcel Energy's annual corporate responsibility report explains and discloses to customers, shareholders and key stakeholders the company's economic, social and environmental impacts in the communities it serves. View the online overview to find information quickly, along with the full and summary reports.

 

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Xcel Energy's annual corporate responsibility report explains and discloses to customers, shareholders and key stakeholders the company's economic, social and environmental impacts in the communities it serves.

Xcel Energy's annual corporate responsibility report explains and discloses to customers, shareholders and key stakeholders the company's economic, social and environmental impacts in the communities it serves. View the online overview to find information quickly, along with the full and summary reports.

 

Xcel Energy Corporate Responsibility Report for 2010 highlights reasonable rates, high customer satisfication and other economic progress

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Xcel Energy's annual corporate responsibility report explains and discloses to customers, shareholders and key stakeholders the company's economic, social and environmental impacts in the communities it serves. View the online overview to find information quickly, along with the full and summary reports.

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Xcel Energy's annual corporate responsibility report explains and discloses to customers, shareholders and key stakeholders the company's economic, social and environmental impacts in the communities it serves. View the online overview to find information quickly, along with the full and summary reports.

What the Giving USA 2011 Report Means for Corporate Strategy

5 Ideas for Companies to Do Better Corporate Giving
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This week, the Giving USA Foundation released it’s latest report Giving USA 2011: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2010. So what are the implications of the new giving data for corporate giving?  And what should companies do about it?  In this post we look at a few of the top takeways and 5 ideas on how companies can do corporate giving better.

Corporate giving makes up 5% of total charitable contributions, despite tons of data that suggests consumers and employees expect more. So with all due respect to fans of Milton Friedman’s view, it seems perfectly clear to us: companies can (and should) do more corporate giving.  And even if they don’t increase their budgets, they should at least do corporate giving better.  New approaches will enable corporations to deliver greater social impacts (read: more dollars donated to more charities) and business benefits (read: tangible effect on the bottom line that creates business case for sustainable and increased investment).  In other words, more and better.  And that’s corporate giving that will help companies that get it to truly "do well by doing good."
 

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This week, the Giving USA Foundation released it’s latest report Giving USA 2011: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2010. So what are the implications of the new giving data for corporate giving?  And what should companies do about it?  In this post we look at a few of the top takeways and 5 ideas on how companies can do corporate giving better.

Corporate giving makes up 5% of total charitable contributions, despite tons of data that suggests consumers and employees expect more. So with all due respect to fans of Milton Friedman’s view, it seems perfectly clear to us: companies can (and should) do more corporate giving.  And even if they don’t increase their budgets, they should at least do corporate giving better.  New approaches will enable corporations to deliver greater social impacts (read: more dollars donated to more charities) and business benefits (read: tangible effect on the bottom line that creates business case for sustainable and increased investment).  In other words, more and better.  And that’s corporate giving that will help companies that get it to truly "do well by doing good."
 

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