EVP Program Advice: Holiday Giving and Setting Goals for the New Year

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 [...]

The Entrepreneurs Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation released their 2010 Corporate Citizenship Report

Earlier this year Entrepreneurs Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation released the 2010 Corporate Citizenship Report [PDF], a study examining how and why Silicon Valley companies participate in philanthropic and community initiatives. The Corporate Citizenship 2010 report revealed that despite the recession, giving in Silicon Valley has increased due largely to the growth of in-kind donations. Although corporate giving strategies have changed in response to the economy, health and human services, and [...]