Slim Rise in U.S. Volunteer Rates No Match for Huge Rise in Federal Spending on Volunteering

If no news is good news during tough times, then even slightly optimistic news is a beacon of hope, right? That\'s what the results of the Bureau of Labor Statistics\' latest report on U.S. volunteer rates suggest, says the Corporation for National and Community Service. The $1.15 billion federal agency is promoting the BLS figures this week. But despite some definite improvements -- particularly in light of a severe recession -- the results should be taken with a grain of [...]

LBG Report: More Employees Are Volunteering

With fundraising on life-support right now, there is mounting evidence that volunteering is carrying the bulk of the weight in U.S. philanthropy right now -- and much of it is being led by corporations. The latest signs of this come from a new survey from LBG Associates and LBG Research Institute. The report found that a whopping 56% of corporate employees are getting involved in volunteer efforts at their company. In addition, 27% of respondents said they are more motivated [...]

Volunteering Is CSR

Welcome to the new blog from VolunteerMatch about volunteering for the business community! Thank you for visiting. Best known for our public Web site, www.volunteermatch.org, VolunteerMatch is also the leading resource for businesses, campuses, brands, and national nonprofit organizations that want to successfully engage employees and customers as volunteers [...]

The Connected World: Web Services & The Call to Action

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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 [...]