Starting From Scratch: A Look at ECMC’s Impressive New Employee Volunteer Program

17. November 2016 Client News 0
Two years ago, ECMC Group didn’t have an employee-sponsored volunteer program. Now, they not only have a robust volunteer program, but offer extensive giving opportunities as well. What causes an organization to go from having no volunteer/ giving program to creating an engaging and thorough one in such a short amount of time? To find out, I connected with Sabrina Berg, ECMC’s Community Relations Administrator.

How Can Volunteering Build Employee Engagement?

Lately, I’ve been writing about employee engagement quite a bit, and I keep coming across information showing that volunteering as a workforce can do wonders for improving it. At first, I didn’t get the connection, but the more I read, the more it makes sense. Engaged employees go a step beyond what’s required of them. A big factor in their willingness to do this is whether they believe there is a larger purpose — a meaning — to their work.

Are Your CSR Goals Aligned with Your Hiring Practices? [Webinar]

At the core of corporate social responsibility (CSR) exists the belief that companies should practice ethical behavior. One indication of ethical behavior is a commitment to diversity. As part of their CSR, companies should ensure that underrepresented groups have not only a voice, but the opportunity to thrive — both in their companies and within their respective communities.

How the Top-Rated Public University in the World Volunteers

08. November 2016 Client News 0
The U.S. News and World Report ranks the University of California (UC) Berkeley as #1 on its list of Top Public Schools in America. They take graduation rates, academic reputation, alumni giving rate, and more into consideration. In my opinion, a commitment to public service can positively influence all these factors. And UC Berkeley is no stranger to public service.

A Look Back on VM Summit 16

02. November 2016 VM Summit 16 0
In case you missed it, VM Summit 16 — the conference on corporate volunteerism and nonprofit partnerships — took place Tuesday, October 25, 2016, in Chicago. VM Summit 16 event manager Bree von Faith takes a photo-filled stroll down memory lane in this post.