We’ve all heard of turning volunteers into donors, but what about the reverse? Corporations that want to make the most of their philanthropic efforts need to consider their employees that are already giving to nonprofits. Since those employees are already donating to organizations, getting them to participate in your matching gift and volunteer programs isn’t too far of a stretch and can help you raise additional support for nonprofits in your community.
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!
In overwhelming numbers, employees want their companies to offer ways for them to volunteer. Yet, one-third of employees won’t give through their workplace because they’re not able to choose the causes that matter to them. On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, VolunteerMatch will present ways to gauge employee preferences and mobilize employees to give back in the way they want to.
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.
On Feb. 27, 2018, VolunteerMatch and The Collaboration Vector Inc. (TCV) hosted a free webinar to discuss TCV’s Transformative Community Involvement™ approach, which engages employees and nonprofits in collaborating to solve societal problems through a process proven to power business performance as it delivers real societal progress. Watch the recording!
When Angel Beltran of Antis Roofing heard about the VolunteerMatch #GiveTime Sweeps for #GivingTuesday 2017, he inspired his colleagues to share their reasons for volunteering. And the company won a $250 donation to a favorite nonprofit!