Why Employee Engagement Surveys Matter

If you aren’t measuring employee engagement, you should be. Skeptics complain that the data from employee engagement surveys isn’t fully trustworthy; any time you survey people, you have to look with a very cynical eye at the wording of the questions and whether the people surveyed believe their answers are truly confidential. If you run […]
Posted on April 25, 2018

Release, April 18, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Charities@Work today announced speakers for the 2018 Summit on Employee Engagement. In its 17th year, this year’s Summit will be held on June 27-28, 2018 at PwC and NYU School of Law in New York City. This peer-to-peer event brings together corporate social responsibility (CSR) leaders from across the country to share the latest […]
Posted on April 18, 2018

Driving a True Culture Change: Connecting Profit and Purpose

By: Andrew Troup, director of corporate giving & engagement strategy, Blackbaud’s Corporate & Foundation Solutions Group Two weeks ago I had the fortunate opportunity to attend one of my favorite annual events in the corporate giving & engagement space, the 2017 Summit on Employee Engagement in Corporate Citizenship presented by Charities@Work and ACCP. I have […]
Posted on July 12, 2017

From Ideas to Implementation: Maximizing the Charities@Work Conference

With a corporate job, many of us are fortunate in that our companies support our consistent learning by allowing us to attend vital industry conferences, such as the Charities@Work summit.  We are able to hear from inspirational speakers and to learn best practices from top-notch companies.  The Charities@Work summit consistently delivers and provides tremendous opportunities to learn and be inspired.  Attendees at […]
Posted on May 18, 2016

4 Easy Steps for Effective Year Round Employee Engagement

The pressure is on to get your employee engagement numbers up.  You know you need to expand your current program beyond company-wide volunteer days and that your dollars for doers program really only engages a small subset of already-committed volunteers.  To really move the needle, it is vital that you find ways to inspire the […]
Posted on April 26, 2016

Recap of 2016 Summit on Employee Engagement in Corporate Citizenship

The 15th Annual Best Practices Summit on Employee Engagement in Corporate Citizenship has concluded — and what an amazing event it was! On behalf of everyone behind the scenes of the Charities@Work Alliance at America’s Charities, Community Health Charities, EarthShare and Global Impact, we thank you. Here is where you can find the content that resulted […]
Posted on April 14, 2016

Recap of #DriveChange Twitter chat

Thanks to those who joined our St. Patrick’s Day ‪#‎DriveChange‬ Twitter chat led by Milinda Martin of Time Warner Cable and Peter Dudley of Wells Fargo, and moderated by Aman Singh of Edelman. Aman created a recap of the robust conversation on Storify, so refresh yourself on the lively conversation–and see your own Tweets if you […]
Posted on March 25, 2016

Want Real Impact from Your CSR Program? Listen to Your Community!

It’s been said so often over the past several years, that it’s starting to feel cliché. But I’ll say it again. “The world of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is changing.” We often look at how this is happening, but today let’s start by looking at why. We’ve known for a long time that the days […]
Posted on March 24, 2016

Board Placement: An Effective Tool for Employee Engagement

With 70% of U.S. employees “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” in the workplace (according to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace report), companies have an opportunity to reverse this trend by connecting employees to communities in a meaningful way. Corporate responsibility practitioners are heading to this year’s Charities @ Work 2016 Summit focused on Best […]
Posted on March 23, 2016

Individual Choice + Corporate Incentives: Leading the Way to Next Generation Workplace Giving

Most giving professionals will agree that ​the evolution of workplace giving has not kept pace with the advancement in technology and the changing social habits of the workforce donor base. By 2020 Millennial’s will make up 50% of the total work force. It is the recognition of their habits and expectations that are driving the change in workplace […]
Posted on March 22, 2016

The Root of Employee Engagement: Values-Based Programs

Companies with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202%! The Case for Engagement You’ve probably read all the stats about employee engagement and how it can skyrocket productivity, efficiency and retention… but has anyone taught you how to do it? Have you really honed in on what your employees want and need so […]
Posted on March 18, 2016

Four Burning Questions for the 2016 Annual Summit

This blog post is part one of a two part series where I asked myself key questions going into the Charities@Work Annual Summit, and following the event I will post about the key takeaways that might help me answer these questions. Like so many people today, I have a lot on my mind. Personally, I’m […]
Posted on March 17, 2016

Poise Your Corporation to Make a Difference in the Face of Disaster

By now we are all familiar with the disturbing and sad reality of the water crisis that is still unfolding in Flint, Michigan.  Flint, located 70 miles north of Detroit, is a city of approximately 100,000 people where, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 41.6% of the residents live below the poverty line (Flint Water […]
Posted on March 15, 2016

Hooked on Volunteering

We know that the human body is capable of releasing endorphins that result in highs without addictive drugs.  Volunteering can induce such a high by creating a euphoric feeling of satisfaction.   But not all volunteer efforts create the same highs. Some corporate responsibility activities have a large social benefit even though the volunteers do not […]
Posted on March 11, 2016

Cracking the Code on Engaging Employees in Sustainability

When it comes to seeking understanding about developing effective employee engagement strategies and programs, the average online search produces a plethora of tips, ideas, research, opinions, and sometimes even conflicting information. What does seem clear is that one of the most critical elements of successful engagement is enabling employees to make progress in meaningful work. […]
Posted on March 10, 2016

Five Truths about Running an Online Auction

The following article by Peter Dudley was originally published on CSRwire Talkback: Not only did I fail to kill our workplace giving campaign’s online auction last year, this year my team is working harder than ever to improve it. I’m still not sure where I went wrong. I have hated our online auction since […]
Posted on March 9, 2016

The Boy Who Was My Cause Made YourCause

  I’ll spare you the rehash of the entire story that led to the creation of YourCause and, instead, give you the Cliff Notes version. In 2007, I came home slightly early from work (so I could sneak in a bike ride before dark) and on the television was a Dateline MSNBC segment focusing on […]
Posted on March 9, 2016

From Detroit to Burma: The Story of a Clean Birth Kit

As a tech-enabled CSR company that prioritizes strategy first, many of our clients approach us expressing their desire to go global with their corporate philanthropy programs. And who wouldn’t? With a global CSR program, you can expand your company’s impact beyond your home state or national boundaries to include countries in which you do business […]
Posted on March 8, 2016

Culture Still Eats Strategy for Breakfast: And It’s Not as Hard to Shape as You Think

An oft-quoted statement from acclaimed management consultant Peter Drucker asserts that “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Yet even today, many companies pay more attention to their strategies than their underlying culture, often at the expense of success. That’s because many business leaders think that changing corporate culture is near impossible, while shifting a strategy is […]
Posted on March 3, 2016

Detailed Agenda Released for 15th Annual Charities@Work Best Practices Summit Featuring “Next Great Ideas,” Recent Innovation in Employee Engagement and CSR

CSR leaders at Fortune 500 and elsewhere connecting March 28-30 to share trends and improvements across employee engagement, workplace giving and CSR practice [PRESS RELEASE/3BL Media] Washington, D.C. – February 29, 2016 – Charities@Work—a network of organizations that bridges the corporate and nonprofit sectors in order to achieve greater social impact—today announced details of its […]
Posted on March 1, 2016

How to Leverage Health Non-Profits in Your Wellness Strategy

Businesses often create volunteer programs for employees in order to build relationships within the community and strengthen philanthropic hearts. One oversight exists for employers, however, in making this an organization’s only focus to breeding success within its wellness program. Employee engagement can increase when a company lives in the sweet spot that integrates how to […]
Posted on February 26, 2016

Free webinar on pro bono volunteerism: challenges and solutions

Join us on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, from 1:00 – 1:55 pm ET! Pro bono volunteerism is “hot” with companies of all sizes trying to offer skills-based and pro bono volunteer opportunities to their employees. Although the popularity of this type of volunteerism has risen, the number of available opportunities have not risen. What is […]
Posted on February 25, 2016

Corporate Engagement’s Critical Role in the Success of the SDGs

Just last year, the United Nations finalized the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a group of objectives that will continue the Millennium Development Goals’ (MDGs) journey to make the world a better place. The global goals for sustainable development were ratified this past September as part of the United Nations’ annual meeting by 193 member […]
Posted on February 11, 2016

Early bird discount extended through Valentine’s Day

Since you are the heart of our Annual Summit, we decided to extend an early Valentine’s Day treat…we have extended our early bird registration discount until February 15! So what are you waiting for? Go to to register and use EARLYBIRD2016 at checkout to save $100 off Standard 3 Day Pass. Want to share the love? […]
Posted on February 5, 2016

Making Employee Volunteers Matter

America’s Charities has conducted research on the trends in employee engagement and workplace giving for the past three years – compiled in our series of Snapshot reports. Each year, the importance of employee volunteering rises to the surface as an area of growing importance. But what’s interesting is that the anecdotal stories and real life […]
Posted on January 28, 2016

Now accepting nominations for 2016 Corporate Impact Awards

Will the winners of our 2016 Corporate Impact Awards take a selfie (a la Ellen’s Oscars selfie)? Only time will tell! The important thing is that we recognize and honor the people and companies actively making a difference in their communities. Nominations are due February 8. Find out  more here: This year we have […]
Posted on January 20, 2016

“Happy Money” Author Michael I. Norton to Keynote 15th Annual Charities@Work Best Practices Summit on Employee Engagement in Corporate Citizenship

Nearly 200 Top CSR Professionals to Gather and Learn From Expert-Led Sessions on Diversity and Inclusion, Storytelling, Breaking Down Silos, Finding Purpose, Employee Engagement Best Practices and More   [Press Release] Washington, D.C. – January 14, 2016 – Charities@Work—a network of organizations that bridges the corporate and nonprofit sectors in order to achieve greater social […]
Posted on January 14, 2016

Mark your calendar for March 28-30; Early bird rate available

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Charities@Work 15th Annual Best Practices Summit on Employee Engagement in Corporate Citizenship, sponsored by New York Life, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Wells Fargo, and 3BL Media! What: The Summit promises to be the most interactive summit yet. Fresh new speakers and valuable content will be presented through plenary sessions, workshops and peer-to-peer […]
Posted on December 7, 2015

Come Together at the VolunteerMatch Annual Summit

            Join Charities@Work at the upcoming VolunteerMatch Annual Summit, December 1 and 2 in Oakland, California. The Summit is a place for like-minded professionals in the fields of employee engagement and corporate responsibility to get together, share best practices, and learn from industry experts. The previous 13 Summits have only been […]
Posted on November 6, 2015

If You Can’t Measure It, Don’t Do It

Everyone is telling you you’ve got to do it. You’re hearing it at conferences, reading about it in articles, and being asked about it at office meetings. But when it comes to measuring your community investment and employee engagement activities, you might not know where to actually start. Well, the short answer is that you […]
Posted on March 25, 2015