CSR Food for Thought: Building Your Employee Volunteer Army

12. April 2013 CSR 0

The CSR Food for Thought series is a weekly roundup of relevant news from around the Web, presented to you in one bite-sized blog post. Follow us on Twitter for CSR news and trends throughout the week: @VM_Solutions.

The Network Effect: Enlisting a Brand Army

Network for Good brings us the third post in a series based on Causes’ recent webinar, ‘Enlisting an Army of Brand Advocates.’ Allison McGuire and Kate Olsen do a good job at summing up the steps involved, and provide some great insights of their own.

Volunteering 20 Minutes at a Time
Realized Worth gives some great insight on micro-volunteering, which can leverage employees’ skills for small-scale and often virtual volunteer projects. They explain how the crowdsourcing platform Sparked.com is a great tool for companies whose employees may not have the time to be involved in longer projects. VolunteerMatch also has some great virtual volunteering opportunities that could be excellent for your time-strapped employees.

Webinar Recap – A Billion + Change: What’s Behind the Movement to Inspire More Pro Bono in America?
In our March Best Practice Network Webinar, Jennifer Lawson, Executive Director of A Billion + Change, was in conversation with VolunteerMatch’s Robert Rosenthal. They discussed how any individual business can make a difference—but 500 companies, working together, can change entire communities through pro bono and skill-based volunteering.

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