CSR Food for Thought: Volunteering Makes Us Feel Like We Have More Time

The CSR Food for Thought series is a weekly roundup of relevant news from around the Web, presented to you in one bite-sized blog post. Follow us on Twitter for CSR news and trends throughout the week: @VM_Solutions

 

 

If a Company Does Good Things, but No One Hears About It, Does it Really Happen?
Even when a company does everything when running a CSR program – it is still at great risk. The risk being that no one will know about it. VolunteerMatch’s Lauren Wagner dissects the risk of not talking about social good efforts – a practice Georgetown University’s Julie Dixon termed “greenblushing” during our best practice network webinar this week – in her latest post on the Philanthropegie blog. Read more to learn tips to overcome this risk, and ensure you’re program isn’t going unnoticed.

Volunteering Our Time Makes Us Feel Like We Have More Time: Study
We all could use a few extra hours in our days – and according to a new study, we can at least feel like we have more time to spare when we volunteer to help others. Researchers from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Business School and the Yale School of Management found that when a person volunteers his or her time, it makes us feel more efficient, and therefore like we are less stressed and hurried. Talk about a win-win-win for all!

Most Big Companies Expect Flat Giving, Despite 2011 Gains
The Chronicle of Philanthropy released its annual Corporate Giving Survey findings this week, showing that a majority of companies plan to give the same this year as they did in 2011. The research highlights many of the shifts in corporate generosity, including a focus of community involvement as a pipeline for future employees.

What Do You Stand For? Blog: Method Takes on Texas-sized Problem
What do you get when you mix an environmentally friendly consumer packaged goods company, ocean-focused nonprofits, a team of employees, some willing consumers and a giant heap of plastic debris? The opportunity to make a difference! Method is enlisting the help of its employees and consumers for beach cleanup activities in Hawaii this fall. The best part – the reclaimed plastic litter will be used to manufacture Method’s post-consumer recycled packaging for its products. All this accounts for an amazing mix of volunteerism, community engagement, innovation and positive environmental impact.

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