Why Smart Companies Volunteer

Why do so many smart companies have workplace volunteer programs? Well, if recent research is right, it might not be the reason you expected. VolunteerMatch works with some of the best workplace volunteering programs in the world. And when we ask them why they believe volunteering is good for business, they are quick to point out that ...

What’s Your Giving in Numbers?

How does your company’s giving stack up against others? CECP’s annual Giving in Numbers report helps answer that question, and each year the insight becomes more valuable as more data is collected from more companies. This year, we’re helping spread the word to companies who can participate in the survey. The source for the most ...

Mapping the DNA of Effective Employee Volunteer Programs

At VolunteerMatch, we help our corporate partners manage, track and report on community engagement activities and program outputs. We live and breathe data tracking so our partners can benchmark program success over time. And in result, we’ve seen our partners outperform industry-wide benchmarks time and time again. One thing we’ve never taken a data-driven approach ...

Proof That Doing Good Helps You Be Well

From the editor: Sometimes providing paid time off and company-sponsored events just isn’t enough to get your employees to volunteer – and so it’s important to find other ways to motivate and inspire them. The post below presents concrete proof that volunteering is good for one’s health. Share it with your colleagues at work and ...

Volunteering: More than Compensation for Fewer Cash Gifts

The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently issued a special report summarizing last year’s trends in corporate charitable giving. In 2011, total cash donations showed little growth. Instead, companies began to ramp up their product giving and volunteering programs, creating stronger support for communities than a dollar donation might allow on its own. As a basis for ...