The Connected World: Web Services & The Call to Action

20. January 2010 In the News 0
Amid the current economic turmoil, a call to service and social action are inspiring communities across the US to re-engage and embrace the opportunity for change. Perhaps to a degree not seen since the dot-com explosion first introduced the Internet to much of the world, attention has turned to the role Web services can play. The conversation began during the Presidential campaign as both candidates invoked volunteering and service as a core element of their platforms. President Obama went a step further in his campaign Web site, describing his vision for a \"craigslist for service\" [...]

Employee Volunteer Programs Have Been Weathering the Economic Storm According to Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

A recent survey produced by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and The Hitachi Foundation shows that employee volunteering programs are weathering the economic storm exceptionally well. \"Weathering The Storm: The State of Corporate Citizenship in the United States 2009\" is the fourth biennial survey of executive-level attitudes and actions across businesses of all sizes with regards to corporate [...]

VolunteerMatch New Client: FedEx

VolunteerMatch is delighted to announce a new relationship with the leading logistics services company, FedEx. With a long history of volunteerism and community engagement in both its hometown of Memphis, Tenn. and cities all over the globe, FedEx is using VolunteerMatch to extend the reach of its winning program, FedEx Cares Week. A weeklong event for [...]

CSR Workshop: Improving Your EVP with Incentives

Offering incentives is a great way to motivate people to take action. While many corporate employee volunteer programs have taken advantage of this knowledge, developing an incentive program can be a challenge without the correct resources. Last month, VolunteerMatch released VolunteerRewards, a \"dollars-for-doers\" tool that helps corporations manage hours volunteered within their paid-time off or grant programs. [...]

VolunteerMatch New Partnership: Ryder System, Inc.

VolunteerMatch welcomes Ryder System, Inc. to our community of business leaders dedicated to promoting volunteering and service. Ryder provides leading-edge transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions supporting more than 15,000 contractual customers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Asia. Recently Ryder formalized its long standing support of the American Red Cross by joining the organization\'s Annual Disaster Giving Program with [...]

Spotlight On One of Our Own, Employee Volunteer Maura Koehler-Hanlon, VolunteerMatch

Recognizing the work of outstanding volunteers is a big part of what we do at VolunteerMatch. You can imagine how proud we are to honor one of our very own! This month Maura Koehler-Hanlon, a client relations manager on our Corporate Solutions team, learned that she and two other local volunteers for Friends of the United Nations World Food Program (Friends of WFP) will receive the George McGovern Leadership Award: Uniting to End World Hunger [...]