CSR Food For Thought: From Transactional to Transformative

01. June 2015 CSR 0

VolunteerMatch's CSR Food for Thought SeriesThe CSR Food for Thought series is a roundup of relevant news from around the web that you may have missed last week, presented to you in one bite-sized post.

Time to Rethink Your Approach to Employee Giving
Transactional employee volunteering is nice. Transformative employee volunteering is, well, transformational. This post from America’s Charities explains how to take your employee volunteering to a new level of engagement, complete with video from corporate volunteering expert Chris Jarvis of Realized Worth. (Oh, and if you want to hear more from Chris Jarvis, sign up for our upcoming free webinar.)

Walmart Adopts Groundbreaking Animal Welfare Policy
When their customers spoke, Walmart listened. After a campaign against Walmart’s practices of obtaining its meat from less-than-reputable sources, Walmart responded with a comprehensive new policy that affects every stage of its supply chain. Get the details of this “groundbreaking” policy in this Triple Pundit article. And join me in applauding Walmart for this big step forward.

Excerpt From Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World
In this post, New Global Citizen offers an excerpt from our favorite new book on the future of volunteerism. What’s this excerpt about? The current state of pro bono volunteerism, with a look at how IBM saw incredible benefits from engaging employees in this form of volunteerism.

How Volunteering Will Lift Your Firm’s Performance
We all know how corporate volunteerism increases employee retention, employee engagement, and company image. But what about the soft skills? This post from Chartered Management Institute (written by FedEx Express’ UK Human Resources Manager)  looks at the often-overlooked benefits of employee volunteerism.

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