The One Thing Nonprofits Wish Companies Understood

Ryan Scott

Beth Kanter knows a thing or two about nonprofits. With over 30 years working in the nonprofit sector, Kanter has penned several award-winning books and is the writer of one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits. She’s trained thousands of nonprofits around the world and in the process has increased capacity building at organizations whose missions are so critical to our collective well-being. Kanter was named by Fast Company as one of the most influential women in technology and one of BusinessWeek’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media.” She was the Visiting Scholar for Social Media and Nonprofits for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and was a Society of New Communications Research Fellow.

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Employee Engagement vs. Employee Experience

Ryan Scott

I spend a lot of time thinking about employee engagement, especially as it relates to employee volunteering and giving. Why? Consider the PwC study which showed that employees most committed to their organizations put in 57 percent more effort on the job—and are 87 percent less likely to resign—than employees who consider themselves disengaged. Or the Gallup study which demonstrated that companies with highly engaged workforces outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share. Unfortunately, that same Gallup study found that 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged.

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Is Volunteer Recognition an Oxymoron?

Ryan Scott

With Volunteer Recognition Day just behind us and National Volunteer Week approaching next week, it’s time to take stock of how - and why - we’re acknowledging the hard work of employee volunteers.

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Pay Attention to Earth Day 2017. Your Employees Are.

Ryan Scott

Has Earth Day ever been loaded with more urgency than now? It would seem that way, as our planet is under siege not only by climate change but by the unapologetic leader of the world’s largest economy.

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+IMPACT Spotlight: Building for the Future with Bozzuto CAO Julie A. Smith

Laura Plato

As the Causecast team revs up for our exciting +IMPACT East conference next month, we’re sitting down with some of the fascinating experts speaking at the event for a little window into their worldview.

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Employees Too Busy to Volunteer? Shift the Narrative.

Ryan Scott
I often hear feedback from CSR leaders who lament the challenge of busy employees.

Companies everywhere are populated by workhorses who are overcommitted, under-resourced and scrambling to unbury themselves from a towering pile of to-dos. “Volunteering is wonderful,” think many of these folks, “whenever there’s a spare moment to get to it.” Followed by: “But let’s get real: it’s an extracurricular for others, the ones who have the luxury of time.”

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Here's What Rockstar Cultures of Giving Back Look Like

Ryan Scott

I write a lot about the direct line between corporate cultures of giving back and increased employee engagement. Time and again we see new data emerge that proves how much employees value working for companies that demonstrate a concern for more than pure profit.

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How Can You Increase Employee Engagement Through Corporate Philanthropy?

Ryan Scott

Amidst turbulent times, business leaders are scrambling to protect their organizations from political headwinds. But it’s an uphill climb. As I wrote about recently, employee engagement levels are on the decline across the world, and one of the reasons is because of the ways in which global uncertainty foments anxiety and pessimism amongst the labor force.

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Employee Engagement is Declining Worldwide

Ryan Scott

One of the top concerns for HR executives in 2017 is how to raise employee engagement, and for good reason. Engagement is on the decline across the world, and that spells trouble for business leaders everywhere.

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How Can Your Company Be One of the "Best to Work For"?

Ryan Scott

Fortune’s annual Best Companies to Work For list is a coveted aspiration for organizations that care about the employee experience. And every year this list offers an instructive exercise to understand exactly what makes employees excited to work at their companies. What’s the common denominator of organizations that are engaging employees and positioning themselves to attract the best talent?

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