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5 Ways to Summerize Corporate Philanthropy

tropical vacation packages

It’s not just your imagination: summer is getting in the way of getting things done at work.  To the tune of a 20 percent drop in workplace productivity, according to a Captivate Network study, with projects taking 13 percent longer to complete and workers becoming a whopping 45 percent more distracted.

Holy guacamole! (Preferably served poolside, with extra chips, thank you).  Should we all just surrender to the sunshine and rendezvous back in September?

If only.  But how to corral all those wandering minds and keep them focused on work during the lazy days of summer?  

Corporate Volunteerism and Fundraising for Incurable Cynics

A skeptical volunteer

This post was featured in The Huffington Post.

There’s one in every crowd and at least one at every workplace; the cynic. She might be highly motivated and intensely career minded, but your garden variety cynic tends to be skeptical of corporate volunteer programs.  And yet with a bit of attention, cynics can be transformed into your most passionate volunteers

Don’t try winning her over with the typical spiel about the benefits of corporate volunteering. This is too direct and does little but reinforce her resistance to the whole idea. You’re going to have to lure the cynic in with a softer sell. Like adding sugar to medicine, there’s some sleight of hand involved. 

So what’s the secret to curing incurable volunteer cynics? 

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