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8 Unexpected Ways to Reward CSR Participation

Most employees don’t get involved with CSR for the rewards. However, rewarding them regardless of the reason they got involved is a great way to keep participation and engagement high...

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How the Most-Admired Companies Fuel Employee Engagement

Fortune recently released its 2016 50 Most-Admired Companies and the list is impressive; including giants like Nike, General Electric and Southwest Airlines. Companies are evaluated on 9 areas that range from quality of products/services to people management practices to social responsibility...

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Volunteer Programs: How to Offer BIG Incentives on a Small Budget

Fortune 100 released their 2015 Best Companies to Work For list, and it’s full of philanthropic companies that love giving back to their communities through volunteerism. From offering employees paid time off to volunteer or hosting company-wide volunteer events, these major companies use some unique incentives to increase participation amongst employees...

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How to Increase Employee Participation in Volunteer Programs

“I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized, I am somebody.” –Lily Tomlin One of the greatest benefits of having a corporate volunteer program is that it engages the workforce by providing a meaningful and...

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The Increasing Role of Security in Workplace Giving Programs

Earlier this month, on Oct. 19, The Wall Street Journal carried a shocking news headline - “CIA Director’s Personal Email Allegedly Hacked”… news that, ironically, is not so shocking to cyber security experts who know that data breaches are a severe...

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Do Good, For Goodness’ Sake… and Watch Your Company Thrive in the Afterglow!

General wisdom – and the occasional ‘feel good’ stories covered by local news channels about corporations that went above and beyond to serve their local communities – tell us that a company garners a lot of goodwill when it champions...

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Skip Million-Dollar Consultants. Instead, Just Encourage Employee Volunteering.

We often make things more complicated than they need to be. Many a times, solutions to seemingly intractable problems are closer at hand than we realize. So it is with driving employee engagement and turning around corporate fortunes. As a...

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UN 2030 – Jump In and Help… It’ll Be Fun and So Worth It!

When most of us hear of the United Nations, we think of activities such as their aid work for refugees, eradicating diseases such as malaria or supplying blue-uniformed peace-keeping forces in places like Africa. But the UN is onto something...

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Employee Recognition’s Incredible Influence on Workplace Satisfaction

A strengthening U.S. economy and an improving job market suggest that the tide is shifting in favor of employees… giving them greater leverage to demand higher wages and a friendlier workplace or options so they can more easily switch jobs...

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6 Tips for Attracting Millennial Employees

Millennials, millennials!! Those born between the years 1980 and 2000 - everyone’s talking about them… what they’re like, how they’re “different” from generations before them, how they’re changing workplace dynamics, etc. And for good reason because, as the Department of...

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Industry Insights: Employee Giving + Volunteering = Happy Employees + Higher Profits

Corporations across America are steadily and surely morphing their workplaces to better accommodate changing employee demographics and attitudes. As millennials and younger baby boomers make up a larger chunk of the workforce, employers find the ground shifting below their feet...

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Top 5 Reasons to Invest in an Employee Giving and Volunteering Program Today!

Today’s working generation has a fresh new attitude towards life and work that centers on a feeling of shared responsibility in a diverse, multi-ethnic and connected world, with a common global heritage. As an example, devastation caused by a fire...

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Blending Business Strategy with Corporate Responsibility to Boost Corporate Performance

Studies and research have repeatedly and conclusively shown that corporate philanthropy when properly executed – with genuine executive sponsorship and comprehensive employee and stakeholder involvement – goes a long way in boosting employee engagement, productivity, workplace pride, corporate brand, and...

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Our Earth, Our Home

This Earth Day, Encourage Your Employees to Make an Impact

Wednesday, April 22, is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day – an international movement to protect the planet and secure a sustainable future. Moreover, with employees increasingly looking for greater workplace satisfaction and “fulfillment of a higher purpose”, Earth Day...

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Enhance Your Employees Experience & Productivity Through Skills-Based Volunteering

Look around… the professional world we live in today is significantly different from what it was just a few decades ago. Today’s professional environment is less about what an employee can do for a company and more about the type...

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Higher Sense of Purpose, Key to Attracting Knowledge Workers

There’s a paradigm shift underway at American workplaces… away from routine and process oriented tasks towards knowledge workers and a knowledge-based economy that feeds off of employee engagement and innovation for corporate success. With routine tasks relegated to computers, factory...

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Corporate and Employee Giving: Key to Attracting and Retaining Millennial Employees

Young Americans, so called millennials or Generation Y – born between 1980 and 2000, now in the 15 to 35 age group – are entering the workforce in high numbers and are poised to make up 75% of the US...

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Employee Volunteering – What’s It Worth to An Organization?

A recent blog by Charities@Work made a clear case that workplace volunteering boosts employee engagement and retention, saves money and delivers multiple benefits to the employer. Here’s how...

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Corporate Philanthropy: A Necessary Investment for Success

In December 2014, the Center for Corporate Citizenship (CCC) published a research report titled “The State of Corporate Citizenship 2014” that clearly links corporate citizenship to business success and higher shareholder returns. A majority of the corporate executives interviewed for...

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Charitable Giving Promotes Happiness… So Let’s All Pledge To Give More!

The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article titled “Can Money Buy Happiness?” which, among other things, showed that people were a lot happier when they shared their wealth than when they kept it all to themselves, that “experiences” were...

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2014 CECP Report Corroborates a Strong Link between Corporate/Employee Giving and Improved Business Performance

CECP’s “Giving in Numbers 2014 Edition” report analyzed corporate giving and employee engagement data from 261 of the world’s leading companies. The report found a strong increase in corporate giving in 2013 across the board, with giving up by over...

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Regulatory Compliance for Corporate Philanthropy: Why, What, How?

Over the years, corporate philanthropy has evolved from a series of disconnected individual acts to a vital strategic component of a company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program… and has attracted increased regulatory scrutiny of the recipients of corporate largesse for...

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Five Tips on Setting-Up a Successful Long-Term Giving Program

We live in pretty amazing times… our world has changed much over the past twenty-five years; today its smaller and interconnected with the widespread availability and evolution of three key enablers – computers, the Internet, and mobile/wireless communications. We have...

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Benefits of Long-Term Giving Programs – Primer

Corporate/Employee Giving, as well as the overall Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR has been around for quite some time now, and has morphed over the years to where progressive corporations of all sizes, in all sectors, see these endeavors as...

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How To Facilitate Employee Engagement and Increase Corporate Financial Performance

Creating a Successful Employee Engagement Program for Employers Already deep-seated in the culture of the world’s most successful organizations, corporate giving is on the rise. All over the world, employers are stepping up efforts to engage with the community as...

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