Discovery Communications held their annual Impact Day on June 16, 2017. Over 4,000 Discovery employees across 60 offices in 37 different countries completed nearly 200 service projects. In this post, Laurel Schepp, Manager, Corporate Relations at Discovery, discusses the planning that goes into Impact Day, how they align the day with business goals, and what makes their overall volunteer program shine.
What if in one day, you could get employees to log 1,000 of their previously unrecorded hours? By increasing the number of volunteer hours logged by 14% in 2017, that’s exactly what our client NV Energy did.
We noticed our client Prometheus Real Estate Group doing some pretty incredible stuff with their volunteer program (known as Our Front POrCH), including their annual POrCH Challenge. So, we caught up with Savannah Van Voorhis, Reputation & Cause Marketing Manager at Prometheus and asked her to share what makes Our Front POrCH shine.
Two years ago, ECMC Group didn’t have an employee-sponsored volunteer program. Now, they not only have a robust volunteer program, but offer extensive giving opportunities as well. What causes an organization to go from having no volunteer/ giving program to creating an engaging and thorough one in such a short amount of time? To find out, I connected with Sabrina Berg, ECMC’s Community Relations Administrator.
The U.S. News and World Report ranks the University of California (UC) Berkeley as #1 on its list of Top Public Schools in America. They take graduation rates, academic reputation, alumni giving rate, and more into consideration. In my opinion, a commitment to public service can positively influence all these factors. And UC Berkeley is no stranger to public service.
OhioHealth increased volunteer participation rates by over 4,000 hours in just one year. To be specific, they set a goal to track 18,500 volunteer hours in 2016 — a goal which they met and then surpassed by reaching 22,618 volunteer hours. I wanted to know how they did it.
Morgan Stanley cites Giving Back as a core value. They embody this value through volunteer work in their communities: A Global Month of Service, frequent pro bono work, and more. They also just launched a new internal social platform for employees to share their volunteer experiences.