We Were at the Corporate Philanthropy Awards and Summit

On Wednesday, July 18th, the San Francisco Business Times hosted the 12th Annual Bay Area Corporate Philanthropy Awards and Summit at the Fairmount Hotel – only blocks away from the VolunteerMatch headquarters. So naturally, I was excited to be able to attend. This year, the Bay Area recognized 65 companies for their philanthropic efforts in ...

Who are the World’s Most Ethical Companies?

Which companies really care? This is the question that Ethisphere answers with its annual list, recently released, of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. The Worlds Most Ethical Companies (WME) designation is awarded to companies that don’t just talk the talk about business ethics – they walk the walk. Not only are their internal operations and ...

2012 VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards: A Look at Finalist Amway

On May 17, 2012, winners of the 2012 VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards will be announced at our annual VolunteerMatch Client Summit in San Francisco, CA. In this series of posts, we’ll introduce you to the facts and folks behind the ten most effective employee volunteer programs in our family of corporate clients compared against our ...

And the Oscar Goes to… Employee Volunteering!

23. February 2012 Client News 0
This Sunday, February 26th, millions of people will tune in to watch Hollywood’s most glamorous walk the red carpet and recognize the best of the Silver Screen at the Oscars. Seeing what everyone is wearing and which movie wins Best Picture is always a good time, but what we’re even more excited for here at ...

When an Employee Volunteer Program is Done Right

21. November 2011 Client News 1
What does your company celebrate? Increased sales, perhaps, or decreased costs? Right now, UnitedHealth Group is celebrating an entirely different metric: employee volunteer hours. And we’re celebrating along with them. The Minneapolis-based health care company just reached its 2011 goal of 250,000 employee volunteer hours. That is an average of 685 volunteer hours per day. Based on Independent ...

How To Execute the Perfect Pro Bono Marathon

There’s nothing like experiencing your clients’ work up close and personal. This is exactly what I was able to do last week while taking part in the second annual Discovery Impact Creating Change program. Discovery Communications is a corporate client of VolunteerMatch Solutions and uses our tools to manage its employee volunteer program. (We also ...