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Balancing Pro Bono Volunteering Supply and Demand: How Corporations Can Help

Pro bono volunteering (definition - Pro bono volunteerism is the donation of professional services that utilize the professional and technical skills of the volunteer and for which the recipient nonprofit would otherwise have to pay) is a subset of the larger Skills-Based Volunteering, and one of the fastest growing employee engagement programs...

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How to Make #GivingTuesday Last All Year Long

The holiday season is in full swing. Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have all passed and, now, so has Giving Tuesday. Born out of a desire to capitalize on increased consumer buying power, Giving Tuesday is a global movement in its fourth year focused on encouraging people to give back to the community via donations, volunteering and other philanthropic ventures...

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Why We’re Challenging More Companies to #GivingTuesday

$50.9 billion. That’s the amount of money Americans spent in 2014 on Black Friday weekend. Only a small fraction of that spending was donated on

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Spread the Holiday Cheer with Employee Volunteer Programs

The benefits of starting a corporate volunteer program are myriad. It increases leadership skills in your core workforce, it attracts young talent and it generates goodwill among employees and consumers and potential clients, not to mention the community. What’s more...

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Holiday Giving Made Simple: A Checklist

As we approach the holidays, this is a great time to kick off a specialized giving program for your company or just simply getting engaged in new and different ways. Whether you choose to donate volunteer hours from your company’s...

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5 Stats Every Employer with Philanthropic Goals Should Know

Corporate responsibility can be shown through many styles and approaches. From friendly office contests to team outings, community involvement has impacted the way employees and applicants view companies. In fact, simply offering employee volunteering opportunities in the way of time...

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Corporate Volunteer Programs: A Primer for Companies Interested in Philanthropy

Corporate volunteerism is on the rise. Nearly 6 million people identify themselves as volunteer ready on professional networking site LinkedIn. Giving grew for 56% of companies between 2012 and 2014, and it increased by more than 10% for 42% of companies...

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The Increasing Role of Security in Workplace Giving Programs

Earlier this month, on Oct. 19, The Wall Street Journal carried a shocking news headline - “CIA Director’s Personal Email Allegedly Hacked”… news that, ironically, is not so shocking to cyber security experts who know that data breaches are a severe...

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Do Good, For Goodness’ Sake… and Watch Your Company Thrive in the Afterglow!

General wisdom – and the occasional ‘feel good’ stories covered by local news channels about corporations that went above and beyond to serve their local communities – tell us that a company garners a lot of goodwill when it champions...

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