Independent Bank didn’t formalize their volunteer program until mid-2013. Less than five years later, they’re enjoying high employee participation in the program. In this feature, we take a look at how they got here. Hint: one of their secrets to success is incentivizing volunteerism.
Parents and teachers looking for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning opportunities for their children can easily browse The Connectory to find what’s going on near them. Yet the online portal, launched in 2010 by Time Warner Cable and managed by the National Girls Collaborative (NGC), was missing something: volunteer opportunities!
Volunteerism has long been an integral part of Box’s epic corporate culture. The technology company, based out of Redwood City, CA, wanted the process of finding and signing up for volunteer opportunities to be as easy as possible for their employees. With VolunteerMatch’s Network Integration, they were able to consolidate their giving platforms and incorporate thousands of searchable, real-time volunteer opportunities.
Starbucks needed a better way to manage their corporate volunteering efforts, fast. They wanted to continue to involve not only their employees (who they refer to as “partners”) in volunteerism, but also their customers. That’s when they turned to VolunteerMatch. In less than six weeks from when they initially reached out, their custom-branded YourMatch™ platform was up and running.
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.