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Investing in the Employee Experience – Engagement Through Volunteering

While more and more studies are being published that link employee engagement to volunteer experiences, Chris Jarvis of Realized Worth will tell you that too many companies are missing opportunities to truly engage their employees. Why? Because they are thinking about transaction rather than transformation. Thinking “transaction” often limits strategic focus to acknowledging existing employee…

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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, 89% of LBG Canada companies report having an established volunteering program. Yet, community investment professionals can face low employee volunteering participation and even limited enthusiasm….

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Skills-Based Volunteering

WHAT IS SKILLS-BASED VOLUNTEERING? Skills-based volunteering occurs when organizations capitalize on professional skills, talents, 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 contributes to a…

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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, indicate the following regarding employee volunteer programs: (1) 11 out…

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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, economic and environmental outcomes created by an organization’s activities. Specifically, SROI analysis is intended to illustrate the amount of social value created for every dollar invested in a program….

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