Whether you know it as Dollars for Doers, Team Volunteer Grants or Community Grants, the benefits are all the same- and now is the time to invest your time and money into these types of programs! See the difference you can make.
Earlier this month, on Oct. 19, The Wall Street Journal carried a shocking news headline: “CIA Director’s Personal Email Allegedly Hacked”… news that, ironically, is not so shocking to cyber security experts who know that data breaches are a severe and growing nemesis - with skillful hackers working individually, in groups collaborating on the “dark web” or as organized hacker cells with full support from their governments - cracking into America’s most secure personal, corporate and government databases and systems, to steal everything from personal information to corporate, business and government secrets, as Sony, Target and Home Depot learned the hard way. This can impact your corporate giving and CSR programs during the holiday season. Here’s how to avoid it.
General wisdom - and the occasional ‘feel good’ stories covered by local news channels about corporations that went above and beyond to serve their local communities - tell us that a company garners a lot of goodwill when it champions local causes, fair business practices and responsible environmental stewardship… and now, a 2015 Community Involvement survey by Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship shows that corporate philanthropy programs that include local community oriented development projects provide a huge boost to a corporation’s business goals.
A study from Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship shows, companies can sizably boost employee engagement by thoughtfully encouraging and implementing simple, inexpensive initiatives such as employee volunteering programs, and skip the need to hire million-dollar strategy consulting firms to turn around corporate fortunes.
The UN recently announced its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. See how corporate philanthropy programs are uniquely positioned to help through their expertise, volunteering programs, matching gifts and more. Jump in, get involved, make a lasting difference!