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It’s Giving Tuesday, Time to Jump!

One key element of Giving Tuesday is that there are many ways to give. Some might give cash, some might give time, while others might share their knowledge or leverage their networks for community benefit. If you give your time, or represent an organization that benefits from time given by others, perhaps it is time to Jump!

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April 2017 Newsletter

The Billion Dollar Club On March 23rd, LBG Canada and Imagine Canada jointly announced a new, long-term partnership. This partnership is designed to strengthen corporate community investment activities across Canada and in countries where Canadian companies are operating and investing in community. While there is a small amount of cross-over in our membership, our initial…

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LBG Canada in Dubai

LBG Canada has been represented in conversations about the potential of volunteering to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), i.e. IMPACT 2030, for just over a year now. Chris Jarvis and the team at Realized Worth were founding partners of Impact 2030 in 2011 and continue to lead IMPACT 2030’s evolution.…

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Measuring Employee Volunteering

Previously posted on the Canadian Journal of Volunteer Resources Management – December 2015 By Stephanie Robertson, Founder & CEO of SiMPACT Strategy Group.   If want your Employee Volunteer Programs (EVP) to be successful, measurement needs to be built in up front when you are thinking about what needs to be accomplished. You need to…

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Imagine Canada and LBG Canada Partner to Strengthen Corporate Impact on Communities

  Imagine Canada, national advocate on behalf of a strong charitable sector, has joined forces with London Benchmarking Group (LBG) Canada, a resource for companies seeking to impact community through community investment, employee volunteering and giving programming. Together, LBG Canada companies and Imagine Canada Caring Companies will set the highest standard in community investment. Corporate…

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March 2017 Newsletter

Canada 150 Celebrations   Companies across Canada have begun launching programs to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Examples already include: RBC’s #Make150Count program Shaw’s Birthday Wishes for Canada TD Bank Group revitalizing 150 community green spaces Valley First’s Simple Generosity program We look forward to celebrating, promoting, and examining Canada 150 efforts throughout 2017, those that…

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It’s Giving Tuesday, Time to Jump!

It’s Giving Tuesday, Time to Jump!   One key element of Giving Tuesday is that there are many ways to give. Some might give cash, some might give time, while others might share their knowledge or leverage their networks for community benefit. If you give your time, or represent an organization that benefits from time…

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Employee Volunteering Program

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES IMPEDING THE SUCCESS OF YOUR EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERING PROGRAM Having an employee volunteering program integrated within your company continues to be a growing expectation among Canadian companies. In 2013, buy more about 89% of LBG Canada companies report having an established volunteering program. Yet, viagra dosage community investment professionals can face low employee volunteering…

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Skills-Based Volunteering

WHAT IS SKILLS-BASED VOLUNTEERING? Skills-based volunteering occurs when organizations capitalize on professional skills, viagra order talents, visit and individual education to assist a community partner meet an objective through various volunteering activities (Volunteer Canada, 2015). Skills-based volunteering is similar to traditional volunteering as it provides a non-profit with a free service, it engages employees, and…

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Reflect Your Needs

CREATING AN EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERING PROGRAM TO REFLECT YOUR NEEDS Creating a successful employee volunteering program is a process that requires recognizing a company’s individual context and circumstance to ensure the program fits its employee’s unique needs. Surveys taken by the London Benchmarking Group (LBG) Canada, find indicate the following regarding employee volunteer programs: (1) 11…

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What is SROI?

WHAT IS SROI? Social Return on Investment (SROI) is a framework based on social accounting principles that can be used to help value (monetize) the social, approved economic and environmental outcomes created by an organization’s activities. Specifically, viagra SROI analysis is intended to illustrate the amount of social value created for every dollar invested in…

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Enhancing Reporting

ENHANCING REPORTING A growing importance has been placed on organizations, pilule by the public, to report above and beyond the financial status of the organization. Stakeholders expect enhanced reporting practices as they want to be actively communicated with, prostate regarding the community investment activities. Increasingly, organizations are releasing annual community investment or corporate social responsibility…

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Community Partner

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A COMMUNITY PARTNER Trends indicate that companies with community investment programs are interested in partnering with community based organizations and institutions. By working with community partners, page companies are able to directly benefit communities, while also strengthening relationships with their customers and employees. For effective long-term partnerships, it is important…

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Collecting Data From Children

COLLECTING DATA FROM CHILDREN I’ve now accumulated some experience leading SiMPACT SROI evaluation projects that involve children under 13 years old. The youngest members of some social programs with which I’ve done an SROI for have been five or six years old. The SROI framework encourages highly participatory, stakeholder-informed contributions to the evaluation, from the…

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Keeping Employees Engaged

KEEPING EMPLOYEES ENGAGED! Employee engagement is a recurring theme in many blog and newspaper articles. Engaged employees typically feel that they are respected, approved integral member of their teams, more about and important to the success of the organization as a whole. Not surprisingly, these employees are more likely to remain committed to their organizations.…

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Standard of Practice

BUILDING STANDARD OF PRACTICE IN SROI In November 2014, more about the Social Return on Investment (SROI) International Network merged with Social Impact Analysts Association (SIAA) to form Social Value International (SVI). This is an exciting development as the two organizations had strong visions of putting social value on the agendas of government, medical corporate,…

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Value of Community Investment

HOW CAN YOU UNLOCK THE VALUE OF COMMUNITY INVESTMENT? DEFINE IT. KPMG’s recent report Unlocking the value of social investment states that companies around the world have no trouble reporting on community investment inputs and outputs, buy more about erectile ed but reporting on impact remains elusive. Many challenges to impact reporting are listed, thumb ones that…

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Auditing Community Investment

IMPORTANCE OF AUDITING COMMUNITY INVESTMENT A recent blog post on Corporate Citizenship, web  Benchmarking Blunders, visit  is a great reminder on the importance and benefits of using audited data when comparing community investment, employee giving and employee volunteering programs. Auditing is a fundamental part of the LBG Canada process. At SiMPACT, we believe the annual…

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SiMPACT Update

SiMPACT UPDATE SiMPACT’s work falls into three areas: broader community investment consulting, facilitating LBG Canada, and a diversified portfolio of consulting and training in SROI. News from SROI and Evaluation Team The SROI and evaluation team at SiMPACT has much on the go! Current projects range from individual analysis of Right to Play, Special Olympics,…

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Ontario Trillium Foundation

ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION’S COMMUNITY CAPITAL FUND Over the past year SiMPACT has been working with the Ontario Trillium Foundation on a large-scale evaluation of its Community Capital Fund (CCF) program. The CCF was a three-year program designed to provide support for capital projects to revitalize community-based infrastructure, which helps Ontario’s non-profit organizations deliver important programs…

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Money Does Matter

MONEY DOES MATTER SiMPACT has recently been working with ABC Life Literacy to determine the social value of its Money Matters program through a Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis. Money Matters is a free financial literacy and education savings program that is designed for adult learners and was created to raise financial literacy and…

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Audit & Benchmarking Process

LBG CANADA AUDIT & BENCHMARKING PROCESS The LBG Canada network represents over 250 community investment professionals within multiple sectors across Canada – all seeking to achieve the highest standard in community investment. Members of LBG Canada participate in an annual benchmarking audit to help each company demonstrate the value of its community investment portfolio. Six core principles, adiposity agreed…

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Leverage External Resources

LBG CANADA TRENDS IN LEVERAGING EXTERNAL RESOURCES External resources leveraged are contributions to a community project that can be directly linked to a company’s involvement in the project (e.g. matched funds from the government, decease input from a corporate partner, clinic or customer donations) that do not result in a cost to the host company.…

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Employee Giving Program

LBG CANADA EMPLOYEE GIVING PROGRAM MANAGEMENT TRENDS Employee engagement, viagra buy vital to any organization, is a key driver of employee motivation. An effective way to engage employees involves having targeted community investment initiatives and employee giving programs. For these programs to be successful, proper management and administration is required. Effective communication, clear guidelines outlining when community…

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Volunteering & Giving Program

LBG CANADA TRENDS IN VOLUNTEERING AND GIVING PROGRAMS Employee engagement matters. The findings of an employee engagement study involving over 1500 employees was recently summarized in an article written by Adam Weinger. The study showed that “companies with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202%.” A key driver in employee engagement is the…

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Associate Expansion at SiMPACT

ASSOCIATE EXPANSION AT SiMPACT written by: Kaitlyn MacMillan, Communications Specialist Over the last few months, SiMPACT has had the opportunity to welcome three new faces to our team: Laura Dickson, Chief Operating Officer, Jenny Ofrim, SROI & Evaluation Consultant and Rosalie Wood, Executive Assistant & Office Manager. Laura Dickson Position: Chief Operating Officer Hometown: Toronto,…

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SROI Interest Across Canada

SiMPACT RESPONDS TO SROI INTEREST ACROSS CANADA written by: Laura Dickson, medicine COO During the month of March, check the SiMPACT SROI team took our training and customized SROI analysis on the road. Our first stop was Yellowknife, approved NWT where we presented two days of introductory SROI training to individuals with the Government of the Northwest…

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