If you have employees who volunteer either time or money to a worthy cause your business supports, you may find that they don’t always realize how much good their service is actually doing.
For nearly 20 years, VolunteerMatch has connected good people with good causes. From our launch in 1998 to date, we’ve grown to support a community of over 110,000 nonprofits, over 7,000,000 registered volunteers, and over 100 companies. Today, we’re the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network. To illustrate the reach of our network we created this “sweet” video.
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.
Corporate volunteer program managers may struggle with aligning group volunteer events with employees’ schedules and interests. Volunteer shifts gives employees the freedom to sign up for a volunteer event as it best fits their preferences, without you having to manually manage individual schedules.
VolunteerMatch, the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network, announced today that its website’s traffic increased by as much as 76% in the days following President Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017, marking the busiest time in the website’s history.
Managers of employee volunteer programs often say they aren’t seeing high enough participation rates within their volunteer initiatives. Based on what he has seen and heard, Caleb Dow of Porpoise explains a few reasons why their programs might not be working – and how to fix them.