The landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalizes marriage amongst all people, regardless of sexual orientation, offers a clear demarcation line between the right and wrong sides of history.
Washington, D.C. – June 30, 2015 – America’s Charities, the leader in workplace giving and philanthropy, and Causecast, the premiere giving and volunteering technology platform, have partnered to bring the most comprehensive charitable giving, volunteerism, and employee engagement solution to companies.
Giving USA recently released its report on philanthropy for 2014 and the news is encouraging; giving has increased five years in a row.
Corporate America is obsessed with employee engagement. And why not? Gallup’s annual reports on employee engagement tell us that engaged employees give approximately 57% more effort and are 87% less likely to resign. Organizations with above-average levels of employee engagement reap 147% higher earnings per share. When both customer and employee engagement are above average, they experience a 240% jump in performance-related business outcomes.
More data from the frontlines about the bottom line benefits of corporate philanthropy, this time with a focus on restaurants. The recent No Kid Hungry summit in Washington, D.C., which addressed how the restaurant industry can combat childhood hunger, also emphasized how strong charity programs can help recruit and retain top-level employees.
Public relations firm Edelman has released an annual global survey on trust for the past 14 years, providing a snapshot for how people view governments, leaders, institutions and other entities across the world. For its recently released 2015 Trust Barometer, Edelman processed feedback from 33,000 respondents in 27 countries, and one of the most significant takeaways is the increasingly important role that employees play in building trust.
If you’re running a strong employee volunteer and giving program, then you’ve got certain tools in your toolbox that are helping to increase participation in your efforts. Incentives like volunteer grants (also known as Dollars for Doers), matching gifts, and paid time off for volunteering. Benefits like crowdrising competitions and skills-based volunteering opportunities. And, of course, a robust volunteer and giving platform that makes the whole experience social, mobile and interactive.