How Can Volunteering Build Employee Engagement?

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.

VolunteerMatch Summit Insights: Corporate Volunteering at Any Stage

At the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit, held December 1-2 in Oakland, CA, we learned from corporate social responsibility experts about engaging corporate volunteers and partnering with nonprofits. In this series of blog posts, we’ll share with you the valuable insights offered at sessions and by speakers. Up today: Bryan Breckenridge, Executive Director, Box.org. “The reason I chose to spend my morning with ...

2015 Corporate Volunteer Awards: A Look at Finalist JetBlue

On December 1, 2015, winners of the 2015 VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards will be announced at the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit in Oakland, CA. In this series of posts, I’ll introduce you to people and ideas behind the ten most effective employee volunteer programs in our family of corporate clients, determined by performance against four benchmark measures ...

Upcoming Best Practice Network Webinar: How to Make the Most of Your Employee Volunteer Program

By Seth Thompson and Niccolina Clements, Directors of Corporate Solutions, VolunteerMatch Employee Volunteer Programs (EVP) are becoming more and more commonplace in companies nowadays. Not only are they more anticipated by employees, but companies themselves are asking for more out of their EVP. From helping recruit talent, to increasing retention by making employees happier, healthier, and ...

Meet Chris Jarvis, 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit Speaker

In December 2015, CSR professionals, employee engagement enthusiasts, VolunteerMatch clients, and national nonprofits will come together at the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit (#VMSummit15). In this series of blog posts, I’ll introduce you to the numerous experts who will make an appearance as Summit speakers. Name: Chris Jarvis Title: Co-founder and Senior Partner Organization: Realized Worth What is your session about? Corporations not only ...