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Why Companies Must Shift from Disaster Relief to Disaster Philanthropy

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The onslaught of major natural disasters in the past month is forcing companies to consider how they can and should respond to such overwhelming need. Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey have literally rained down devastation, an earthquake in Mexico has left hundreds dead, and wildfires in California rage out of control.

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Collaboration, Not Competition, Is the Best Hope to Save 20 Million Lives

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With so many social issues competing for the philanthropy attention of companies and individuals, how can nonprofits successfully break through the noise to draw attention to their missions? What can activists do to galvanize urgent momentum around the issues they care about?

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Dropbox Connects its Culture to Bottom Line Impact

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Dropbox isn’t interested in lip service. It wants citizen philanthropists.  

That’s why the company has applied considerable energy and resources towards community impact in ways that can be embraced by all of its employees. The company’s “Dropbox for Good” program - with chapters in 13 global offices - has donated $1 million collectively in employee donations, donated 8,900 provisioned licenses to nonprofits, and logged more than 4,000 hours of volunteer time over the past three years.

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What Nonprofits Want Companies to Know About Giving

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Corporate giving programs are an increasingly central part of social impact efforts by businesses across the world. Employees want to give back, and companies are making that ever easier with tools like automatic payroll deductions, matching gifts and crowdfunding campaigns. Modern approaches have made donating more convenient for employees, which spurs greater spikes in overall giving.

But what works best for nonprofits? We asked leaders at several top nonprofits - International Medical Corps, Feeding America, Save the Children, UNICEF and America's Charities to list the top three things that they wish donors knew about how they could be more impactful with getting more money to nonprofits faster. Here’s what we heard:

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About Optimizely’s Outstanding Company Culture and How They Did It

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Topics: employee volunteering, employee engagement, corporate volunteerism, company culture, volunteering, employee giving
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No, Your Company Can't Avoid Politics. Here's Why.

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Can CEOs avoid taking a stand on social impact issues that are considered “political”? These days, that’s a tall order. We live in particularly divisive times, and many social issues across the spectrum have become tagged as political.

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Check Out This Creative New Fundraising Idea

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Corporate giving programs are an effective and popular way to connect your employees to causes while making a real social impact. But creativity is key to participation, and too many campaigns lack the pizzazz and tools needed to grab anyone’s attention.

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Volunteer Participation Doesn't Just Happen

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With HR and CSR leaders increasingly aware that strong corporate volunteer and giving programs are an essential part of a positive employee experience, the  question on everyone’s minds is: but how can I get employees to actually participate?

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The One-Word Secret to Increasing Volunteer Participation Right Now

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CSR managers are always bemoaning the challenges of elevating participation in their volunteer and giving programs, and for good reason. Average participation rates for these programs are low, and that has a lot to do with the limited resources and attention that’s dedicated to most corporate volunteer and giving programs. Getting your busy employees away from their desks and focused on something other than work can be more daunting than you think, even though most employees express an avid desire to give back at work.

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Employees Love Working from Home. But Are They Engaged?

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We live in an era of increased telecommuting, and employees love it that way. Global Analytics Workplace estimates that roughly 3.7 million employees (2.8% of the workforce) now work from home at least half the time, 50% of the US workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least partial telework and approximately 20-25% of the workforce teleworks at some frequency

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Causecast powers the world’s most innovative workplace giving and volunteering programs, helping leading brands attract, retain and inspire talent, while driving change through meaningful cause engagement. In 2017 our blog was honored for CSR by PR News.

 

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