There’s nothing like a game to fire up friendly competition in the name of charity.
Nonprofits are tasked with addressing the most urgent needs facing humanity, and I was initially drawn to the field of philanthropy out of a desire to help these organizations achieve their critical missions. But early on I saw that making personal donations - while important - was just a first step.
As Thanksgiving looms, company leaders across the world are building thanks to their communities through their year-end giving campaigns. For many businesses, this year’s corporate philanthropy effort will reach its zenith on December 1st, also known as #GivingTuesday.
As the world awakens more every day to the urgent problem of climate change, some companies are stepping up in impressive ways to forge solutions.
As we commemorate the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, it’s important to note that individuals weren’t the only victims of that catastrophe. Businesses were, too.
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.