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.
Last week, VolunteerMatch, the web’s largest volunteer engagement network, recognized eight companies and organizations for their transformational work related to volunteerism and cross-sector collaboration at an awards ceremony.
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.
Morgan Stanley cites Giving Back as a core value. They embody this value through volunteer work in their communities: A Global Month of Service, frequent pro bono work, and more. They also just launched a new internal social platform for employees to share their volunteer experiences.
Appirio has a commitment to volunteering at all company and team events. They also have 75% remote employees, so they get creative with their virtual volunteerism. In this post, learn how else they engage employees in their award-nominated employee volunteer program.
At VM Summit 16, Leah Gutstadt will discuss the three-way partnership between Time Warner Cable, The Connectory, and VolunteerMatch, which will increase STEM-related volunteerism. She hopes to convey to attendees the huge impact these types of partnerships can have.
What makes the employee volunteer program at 1st Source Bank so successful? According to them, their employees are the key. They recommend finding champions within your company who will set and example and encourage others to volunteer.