Corporate volunteer program managers may struggle with aligning group volunteer events with employees’ schedules and interests. Volunteer shifts gives employees the freedom to sign up for a volunteer event as it best fits their preferences, without you having to manually manage individual schedules.
Managers of employee volunteer programs often say they aren’t seeing high enough participation rates within their volunteer initiatives. Based on what he has seen and heard, Caleb Dow of Porpoise explains a few reasons why their programs might not be working – and how to fix them.
On November 17, 2016, VolunteerMatch and Year Up joined forces to help companies learn how to unify their commitment to diversity across multiple departments, including their corporate social responsibility (CSR) department. Salesforce.org and Omnicom Media Group joined the discussion and shared their experiences from the field.
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.
When corporate social responsibility programs strategically align with the nonprofit they’re serving, the result is meaningful engagement for employees as well as measurable impact for the nonprofit. Companies need to be diligent, do their homework, and require that the nonprofit does the same.
Rather than restrict volunteering to single cause or organization, JetBlue supports the unique, individual passions and causes of all their employees, known as crewmembers. By powering their volunteer program with VolunteerMatch, they are able to empower crewmembers to truly give back in a way that is both meaningful and personal.
The folks at VolunteerMatch have hosted an annual Summit — all about corporate volunteerism — for over a decade. Throughout most of the Summit’s lifespan, however, it was called the “VolunteerMatch Client Summit.” That meant attendance was reserved exclusively for clients of our volunteer management platform, YourMatch™. Although the conference name changed, many of the reasons to attend VM Summit 16 remain the same.