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Spread the Holiday Cheer with Employee Volunteer Programs

The benefits of starting a corporate volunteer program are myriad. It increases leadership skills in your core workforce, it attracts young talent and it generates goodwill among employees and consumers and potential clients, not to mention the community. What’s more...

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Holiday Giving Made Simple: A Checklist

As we approach the holidays, this is a great time to kick off a specialized giving program for your company or just simply getting engaged in new and different ways. Whether you choose to donate volunteer hours from your company’s...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Top 4 Tips on Selecting a Corporate Philanthropy Specialist: Part 1 of 2

A good corporate philanthropy program can substantially improve employee morale and workplace pride, boost productivity, reduce HR costs, generate positive customer buzz, and drive top-line and bottom-line growth. Deloitte’s “Predictions for 2014” report states that “responsible companies” had much higher...

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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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