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5 Simple Things You Can Do Today to Encourage Employees to Give Back

Picture this - Your company strategized a corporate giving program after hearing all the amazing benefits of a corporate social responsibility program. You researched causes, found local nonprofits and spread around the information on how to participate in the program. Yet, by the conclusion of the program, numbers and donations were lackluster...

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Why Corporate Giving Software is Your Next Best Investment

Your program can be the best in the community and still only receive subpar participation. That is, unless you have embraced corporate giving software...

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Employee Giving is the Community Connection Your Company Needs

As a business owner or executive, you know how important having an employee giving program can be for the teams you have working within your organization.

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3 Things Your Employee Engagement Strategy is Missing

Employee engagement has become something of a phantom. Every time we think we know what it takes to create sustainable employee engagement, Gallup tells us engagement numbers are unchanged, yes, again, and poof engagement quickly slips away from our grasp...

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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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3 Tips for Boosting Participation in Employee Giving Programs

It doesn’t take a genius to figure this one out - raising employee awareness of a company’s corporate philanthropy programs is key to greater employee participation and program success. But it goes beyond that. Research has amply demonstrated that well-run corporate...

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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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Genuine Workplace Philanthropy Can Redeem Corporate Reputation & Brand Value

Corporate philanthropy, when done genuinely and passionately across all levels of an organization, can help boost a company’s reputation and reverse a tarnished brand. For example, in early February 2015, one of the world’s largest banks was caught up in...

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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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Employee Engagement: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever Before

Younger American workers are increasingly the focus of corporate attention because they will make up 75% of the U.S. workforce by 2025. But study after study shows that this younger generation isn’t content walking in the footsteps of those that...

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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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Is “Love” A Part of Your Workplace?

Just before Valentine’s Day four years ago, an Oregon-based company called Mindvalley decided to spread the love at work - through an event they dubbed Love Week where every worker plays Secret Angel to some other worker, and everyone gets...

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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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New Study Finds Employee-Directed Corporate Philanthropy Boosts Employee Happiness and Performance

A recent study by two professors at the University of Southampton in the UK found a strong positive correlation between employee-directed corporate philanthropy and workplace productivity. While direct financial incentives certainly boost performance (such as bonuses tied to productivity), the...

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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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4 Vital Corporate Philanthropy Processes That Should Be Outsourced: Part 2 of 2

Workplace giving is steadily on the rise because globally-aware employees are keen to do their part to address local and global problems in an information-rich, interconnected world, and because corporations understand that corporate giving programs substantially boost employee engagement, workplace...

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Corporate and Employee Giving Take Center Stage at Salesforce’s Dreamforce 2014

Corporate philanthropy stole the show at Dreamforce 2014, technology giant Salesforce’s annual convention in San Francisco on October 13, 2014, where attendees were greeted by a symbolic 6-foot wall of food cans that set the tone for the conference, as reported...

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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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Best Practices for Driving Employee Engagement and Business Growth

A robust corporate giving program has become essential for any business. With an effective program in place, the company can make a positive impact on the world, whether by supporting its local community or contributing to larger, global initiatives. Additionally...

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