VolunteerMatch clients Johnson & Johnson, Walmart, Amway and Dow Chemical Co. are just a few of the many leading companies and charitable organizations in the running for a prestigious Corporate Citizenship Award from the U.S. Chamber’s Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) this year. The 2010 nominees will be honored and winners announced on November 30, at BCLC’s 11th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards Dinner in Washington, DC.
The holiday season and new year are right around the corner. Is your EVP ready? Here are some VolunteerMatch client examples and ideas for making the most of this spirited season and preparing your program for the coming year:
Use the holiday season to ring in the New Year with positive energy. Clients like General Mills have begun sharing company-wide holiday volunteer projects through a special event, \"2010 Holiday Opportunities,\" including events with Second Harvest, Adopt-A-Family, and other national nonprofits. If you prepare a calendar for the year, or just the season, employees will know [...]
VolunteerMatch helps over 130 companies engage employees or consumers in service. From time to time, we spotlight their programs with the hope of inspiring others and celebrating their hard work. Does your company have a story to share? Let us know!
On September 23rd, over 2,800 LexisNexis employees across the United States participated in 129 volunteer projects to assist local nonprofit and charitable organizations as a part of the LexisNexis Annual Spirit Week [...]
Corporate-nonprofit partnerships that are developed, evaluated and tested far in advance can play a key role in effective disaster response. If your company is planning new partnerships, what should you be looking for?
That\'s the question we explored on 9/23 during the second of a two-part Best Practice Network Webinar series on disaster relief and preparedness. Both parts featured VolunteerMatch corporate clients and nonprofit partners discussing the role of their relationship as they sought to engage employees in disaster response [...]
We\'re often inspired by the creative collaborations and effective giving efforts of our corporate partners. This month, Rebuilding Together Nashville, an affiliate of the nationally-recognized nonprofit affordable housing developer Rebuilding Together, partnered with another VolunteerMatch client Sears Holdings to reconstruct hundreds of homes that were severely damaged by floods in the Nashville area earlier this year [...]
Last month Tom\'s of Maine, a maker of natural personal care products, partnered with VolunteerMatch for their second annual \"50 States for Good\" cause campaign that supports \"the goodness\" of grassroots community projects. At the conclusion of the campaign, five nonprofits will split a $100,000 \"Community Action Fund,\" as well as a commitment from Tom\'s of Maine and VolunteerMatch to recruit volunteers for their community projects.
In honor of the company\'s 40th anniversary, a panel of judges from the social change arena selected 41 deserving nonprofits as finalists to be voted on [...]
VolunteerMatch has worked with dozens of companies over the years to help link their brands to the important causes in our network. This summer we\'re supporting Scoop It Forward, a partnership with Target and Ben & Jerry\'s to engage consumers in volunteering at education-related nonprofits.
It\'s a unique program that has generated a lot of buzz [...]