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The 2018 Preconference Peer-Learning Workshop: Recap

by Peter Dudley, Chief Development Officer at Cancer Support Community, formerly SVP and Manager of Community Support Programs at Wells Fargo  The Charities@Work preconference peer-learning workshop perfectly encapsulated what I love most about the Charities@Work conference, and what sets it apart from every other CSR conference I attend: It brought together experienced professionals from across […]
Posted on July 11, 2018

Coca-Cola Diversity Chief Shares Recipe for Corporate Activism

by David Armon, CMO of 3BL Media posted on TriplePundit “People are no longer checking those issues at the door,” says Andrew R. Davis, global chief diversity officer for The Coca-Cola Company, who addressed the Brands Taking Stands movement at the Charities@Work conference in New York. At Coke’s headquarters in Atlanta, Davis works with a […]
Posted on July 11, 2018

Igniting Employee Activism and Demonstrating Impact Take Precedence at 17th Annual Employee Engagement Summit

Igniting Employee Activism and Demonstrating Impact Take Precedence at 17th Annual Employee Engagement Summit – Press Releases on CSRwire.com ALEXANDRIA, Va. , May 23 /CSRwire/ – The 17th annual Charities@Work Employee Engagement Summit program June 27-28, 2018 in New York City will focus on tackling social issues and igniting employee activism, driving greater social impact […]
Posted on July 9, 2018

Engage Employees Year-Round, by Community Health Charities

Whether it’s a national holiday or a coworker’s birthday, there’s constant opportunity throughout the year to engage employees, show your appreciation, and support your community.   Community Health Charities’ Year-Round Employee Engagement Calendar is full of easy ideas you can use every month, all year-long to increase employee engagement.   For more engagement ideas, workplace […]
Posted on June 26, 2018

Your Employees Are Taking Action—Are you? By Community Health Charities

Should Starbucks have an open bathroom policy? Should Amazon support DACA? How should businesses respond to #MeToo?In today’s world, social issues matter. They are on the front page of every newspaper and social media site. Your employees are taking action and expect their company to as well. 75% of US workers between the ages of 18 […]
Posted on June 25, 2018

How to Engage Employees and Boost Global Citizenship Through Curated High Impact Funds, by Global Impact

  In which parts of the world does your company operate or have impact? Where do your employees live? Consider investing in the needs of these areas to boost global citizenship and expand your regional footprint by incorporating these funds in your employee giving strategies. Regional High Impact Funds can be used as a stand‑alone […]
Posted on June 25, 2018

Two Tips to Engage Front-Line Team Members in Skills-Based Volunteerism, by Common Impact

Last week, we shared best practices to engage your remote and global team members in volunteerism. Today we are excited to share three more tips on how to best engage front-line team members in skills-based volunteerism. The Opportunity: Front-line corporate team members, such as those in customer service roles or based in call centers, often […]
Posted on June 19, 2018

Risk or Reward: Gaining Transparency in the Donation Process, by YourCause

Understanding Fees In the last few years, we have seen the rise in popularity of crowdfunding and online fundraising, allowing anyone to raise money for a 501(c)3 they are passionate about or provide support for those who are in need of financial help. While these tools have proven to be increasingly useful and in high […]
Posted on June 19, 2018

5 Keys to Attracting — and Keeping — Socially Minded Employees by Jim Starr, President and CEO, America’s Charities

  A competitive salary, great benefits and the opportunity to advance are crucial factors for employees when they are choosing where to work. But companies that want an extra edge in landing and keeping top talent might want to consider another key factor: a top-flight workplace giving and volunteering program. According to a new survey of nearly […]
Posted on June 19, 2018

Three Great Ways to Engage Your Remote & Global Workforce in Volunteerism, by Danielle Holly, CEO, Common Impact

At Common Impact, we know that skills-based volunteering is an effective employee engagement and talent development tool for all team members. Skills-based volunteering stretches participants’ current talents in a new environment, develops new skill sets including teamwork, navigating ambiguity, client focus, and much more. However, for skills-based volunteering to become truly transformative, it is important […]
Posted on June 15, 2018

Making the Case for a New Approach to Employee Giving and Volunteering, by Benevity

Finally, the data to support what we’ve intuitively known for years about the true value of corporate giving. By taking an employee engagement approach to workplace giving and volunteering programs, companies can not only achieve greater social impact—they can drive additional business value through increased employee retention, too. In this ground-breaking report by Benevity Labs, […]
Posted on June 12, 2018

Volunteerism That Really Works by Nita Kirby, Director of Client Strategy, CyberGrants

Volunteering continues to drive engagement and is an outlet for social change. Whether companies are giving their employees time off to work on specific projects, known as “paid release/volunteer time off” programs, or teams are getting together to tackle an issue at a local non-profit, the gift of time and expertise within the workplace has […]
Posted on June 5, 2018

Igniting Employee Activism and Demonstrating Impact Take Precedence at 17th Annual Employee Engagement Summit

ALEXANDRIA, Va. , May 23 /CSRwire/ – The 17th annual Charities@Work Employee Engagement Summit program June 27-28, 2018 in New York City will focus on tackling social issues and igniting employee activism, driving greater social impact through innovative nonprofit partnerships, aligning employee engagement to corporate purpose, and engaging hard-to-reach employees through skilled volunteerism. Speakers include: Tim McClimon, Senior Vice […]
Posted on May 31, 2018

Why Employee Engagement Surveys Matter, by Peter Dudley

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

Charities@Work Announces Speakers for Employee Engagement Summit

Charities@Work Announces Speakers for Employee Engagement Summit – Press Releases on CSRwire.com ALEXANDRIA, Va. , Apr. 18 /CSRwire/ – 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. […]
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: http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1705-five-truths-about-running-an-online-auction 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