15December 2014

How Corporate Philanthropy Improves a Troubled Reputation

By |December 15th, 2014|Tags: |

Bad EmployeeA new study by CR magazine highlights the bottom line burdens of a company’s bad reputation. In a survey titled The Cost of a Bad Reputation, CR revealed […]

11December 2014

Report Analyzes Corporate Philanthropy on a Global Scale

By |December 11th, 2014|Tags: |

globe handsAs the world grows more connected, global volunteering and giving is increasing as a priority for businesses. According to a 2013 study, nearly 60% of companies reported foreign charitable […]

26November 2014

From Soup to Skills: The Best Ways to Volunteer on Thanksgiving

By |November 26th, 2014|Tags: |

Thanksgiving dinnerIf giving back on Thanksgiving is something you consider a must-do, first let me tip my hat to you.

Now let’s talk turkey.

Most people think about soup kitchens on […]

21November 2014

Family Volunteer Day Connects Your Family To Community Impact

By |November 21st, 2014|Tags: |

Family-Volunteering-Handsonblog.org_If you’ve got kids, mark November 22nd on your calendar right now. That’s the day that Points of Light has earmarked for Family Volunteer Day, a day of […]

14November 2014

How to Tell Staff About Your New Employee Giving Program

By |November 14th, 2014|Tags: |


The wrong way:

Email to employees that looks something like this:


On behalf of [company name], I’m proud to announce the launch of our new employee volunteer program. We’re working with Causecast […]

14November 2014

Measuring the Community Impact of Your Pro Bono Program

By |November 14th, 2014|Tags: |

SurveyFBProfileGraphicJust because this year’s Pro Bono Week is behind us doesn’t mean that corporate volunteer leaders should shift their attention from pro bono service. Indeed, this form of employee volunteering […]

2November 2014

‘Tis the Season for Giving Campaigns and Matching Gifts

By |November 2nd, 2014|Tags: |

Matching Gifts 3The holidays are here (just about), and that means that seasonal giving campaigns are cranking into high gear. Before you know it, we’ll be bombarded with holiday viral […]

2November 2014

Super Service Challenge Gamifies Corporate Giving

By |November 2nd, 2014|Tags: |

Super Service Challenge 2I’ve said it many times: games can bring out the best in people.

In case you haven’t noticed, gamification has become an important revenue tool that helps companies hook […]

22October 2014

When Corporate Giving Means Donating Half Your Work

By |October 22nd, 2014|Tags: |

giving away halfGiving away half of your work to nonprofits.

For free.

Nuts, huh?

But it’s a trending business idea that reimagines what it means to be engaged in pro bono service. […]

19October 2014

Charity is Contagious: How Corporate Philanthropy Spreads

By |October 19th, 2014|Tags: |

contagious charitySeveral years ago, renowned social scientists Nicholas Christakis and James H. Fowler wrote a book about the incredible power of social networks. The results were explosive. Connected: How Your Friends’ […]