For over a decade, leading companies have worked to make their community engagement programs more strategic. In this post, VolunteeMatch President Greg Baldwin shares his thoughts on why so few have succeeded — until now.
According to Dale Carnegie Training, companies with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202%. Surprising? It’s simple: when your employees aren’t engaged, they aren’t productive. But volunteer programs can bring people together, give them purpose in their work, instill pride in your company, and increase their conviction that your company is doing something worthwhile in the world.
But before we start making our New Year’s resolutions and list of goals for 2017, let’s take a moment to look back. This top-ten list contains our most popular blog posts of 2016. My New Year’s prediction? That you’ll find some knowledge and tips in this list to carry you into 2017!
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.
Lately, I’ve been writing about employee engagement quite a bit, and I keep coming across information showing that volunteering as a workforce can do wonders for improving it. At first, I didn’t get the connection, but the more I read, the more it makes sense. Engaged employees go a step beyond what’s required of them. A big factor in their willingness to do this is whether they believe there is a larger purpose — a meaning — to their work.
All across the country, today’s most innovative businesses are using the arts to help them meet some of their most difficult and vital objectives. In this webinar with Jordan Shue of Americans for the Arts, you will learn the many reasons why the arts are a powerful driver of employee engagement.
Editor’s note: In honor of VM Summit 16, which is all about corporate/ nonprofit collaboration, this series of volunteerism-related blog posts will take one topic and explain how it’s relevant to both groups. Today’s topic? Skills-based volunteering. Check out our other blog, Engaging Volunteers, for the same topic from the perspective of nonprofit volunteer managers. ...