People Make the Difference: A Sure Thing in the World of Social Good

People Make the Difference: A Sure Thing in the World of Social GoodInvesting in social good can often feel like educated guessing. At the very least, there’s risk involved. After all, nonprofits are businesses, and even though their bottom lines are more focused on cause-based missions than profit-based ones, success of any kind is not guaranteed.

Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s not worth it – risk is an essential element of innovation. Imagine what the world would be like if we only ever invested in the “sure thing” business opportunities (or life opportunities, for that matter). It’s critical that we take chances to make a difference just as readily as we would to make a profit.

Every once in a while, though, there’s an exception that proves the rule, and VolunteerMatch is that exception. It’s a matter of some simple math, really: In our recently released 2013 VolunteerMatch Annual Impact Report, we revealed that for every $1 invested in the VolunteerMatch network, $190 of social value is created in our communities.

For every $1 invested in VolunteerMatch, $190 of social value is created.

$1 invested. $190 returned. Holy cow.

Imagine a business opportunity that showed that kind of ROI. And in this case, the benefit is not just to you, the investor, but to the entire world.

That’s the impact model the VolunteerMatch network is built on, and as it continues to grow, we’ll see this number getting even more impressive. Social good in the VolunteerMatch world, one might say, is a bull market.

Getting in on the Opportunity

As with any great business opportunity, you probably are wondering how your company can get a piece of the action. Why not? We’re as tantalized by these numbers as you are. Fortunately, there are a number of great ways you can get involved with VolunteerMatch and invest in the amazing social good being created:

Employee Volunteer Solutions

A unique, customized, personalized, localized, powerful set of tools that will enable you to run the best employee volunteer program for your company – no matter what that looks like.

Cause Solutions

Looking for a way to build purpose and volunteering into your brand, and create great relationships with your consumers? Look no further.


Harness the crazy power of the VolunteerMatch network, but have it YOUR way. Our most flexible option.


Build visibility and awareness around your brand’s support of a cause by sponsoring it on Reach out to millions of nonprofits and volunteers to get them involved with your initiative.

Intrigued? Want to learn more about investing in a sure thing for social good? Check out a product demo or fill out this quick form and we’ll be in touch!

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