How Employee Volunteering Took the Cake in 2011

How employee volunteering took the cake in 2011We’re lucky to be able to work with businesses like yours to promote employee engagement and impact. Here are some ways you helped us make 2011 the year of employee volunteering at VolunteerMatch:

New Clients

Over the course of 2011 dozens of new businesses joined the VolunteerMatch network of clients to take advantage of the VolunteerMatch Solutions employee volunteering tools and services. Welcome, everyone!

New Releases

With the release of our new and improved hours tracking tools, reporting employee hours became quicker, easier and more flexible. Additionally, employees can now set up their own hours tracking goals on their personal volunteering dashboard pages. We can’t wait to hear how the hours are stacking up!

We launched the Listing Wizard not just to aid nonprofits in posting great volunteer opportunities, but also facilitate skilled volunteering among your employees. Have you searched for opportunities based on your skill set?

You Made the Difference

This year 16% of visits to the VolunteerMatch network came through corporate channels – meaning one of your employees doing a search on your site. This is a great figure, especially since we know that corporate employees have a much higher rate of referral (actually signing up for a volunteer opportunity) than others. Stay tuned in 2012 for a more complete report of your impact.

Employee Volunteer Awards

In May we recognized the winners of the 2011 Corporate Volunteer Awards. This year’s winners, honored for their outstanding corporate volunteer engagement, were Discovery Communications, Hagerty Insurance, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Union Bank. Congratulations, and good luck in 2012!

VolunteerMatch Consulting

As a natural extension of the work we’ve been doing with corporations for over ten years, we’ve introduced a new service to help socially-minded companies looking to start or grow a volunteer program: VolunteerMatch Consulting Services.

Volunteering IS CSR

In order to promote volunteering as a critical piece of corporate social responsibility, we launched this blog in 2010. In 2011 there were over 32,000 views of our articles from people in all 50 states and 130 countries, making Volunteering is CSR one of the leading blogs on the Internet about volunteer engagement at companies.

Client Summit Blows Through Chicago

This year’s Client Summit took place in Chicago in May. Sponsored by Exelon, Allstate and Choice Hotels, the Summit brought together over 100 corporate clients, industry thought-leaders, and VolunteerMatch team members in celebration of employee engagement and corporate social responsibility. The excitement that infused the dynamic program showed how ripe corporate America is for our brand of CSR. (Click here for advance info about the 2012 Client Summit.)

What were some employee volunteering headlines from your year? Let us know in the comments below!

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