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’ […]

19October 2014

Report: Pro Bono Now Prevalent in All Areas of Corporate Philanthropy

By |October 19th, 2014|Tags: |

probonoA new study from CECP finds that pro bono service has experienced an explosion of growth that is sweeping across Corporate America. As the fastest growing employee engagement program, pro bono […]

15October 2014

Corporate Philanthropy 2.0: Ice Buckets, Mustaches and Skydiving in Costume

By |October 15th, 2014|Tags: |

Movember3434xxMore than $100 million.

That’s how much the ice bucket challenge has raised for ALS, courtesy of three million plus people. According to the ALS Association, that represents a 3,500% increase from […]