Data company Splunk kicked off its first company-wide giving campaign with a modest budget. The result? Engaging 61% of their workforce across 33 global offices—and double the donation dollars that went to support 1,300 causes!
As one of Fortune’s (and Benevity’s) Most Admired Companies, Prudential has a social mission at the core of its business model—that everyone should have the opportunity to achieve financial security. They’ve committed over $1 billion to their hometown of Newark through initiatives like impact investments, grants to nonprofits and infrastructure projects. And even with great participation rates and rave feedback on their Goodness program, Prudential CARES, the company is continuously looking for ways to expand and improve by digging into the data. Learn how Prudential used data to increase participation in community impact programs.
A new year calls for a new Goodness calendar! The Benevity Goodness Calendar is a handy list of cause-focused awareness dates throughout 2018 that is sortable by cause focus area and date. Use it as a source of inspiration to build an engaging year-round Goodness program and ensure your upcoming campaigns are relevant and top-of-mind.
What does the Founder and CEO of a fast-growing Goodness software company consider his best day at work? The answer lies in the neuroscience and might be surprising. Continue reading to get the answer that also informs how companies can forge social bonds that underlie the authentic, lasting engagement of employees and customers (and how to infuse more of that ethos into the world!).
Large grants allow charities to implement programs and projects that are mission critical to advance their causes. However, as the landscape of community investment changes, so too does the opportunity to increase both the social and business ROI of grants. Find out how Benevity helps companies achieve better business and social outcomes by aligning their community investment and employee engagement strategies.
In this video, Microsoft Philanthropies Director of Employee Engagement Karen Bergin reveals the strategies that elevated their company’s workplace giving and volunteering program to a record 74% participation rate (with 70,000 employees!).
Data from the Benevity client community shows a significant shift in charitable donation trends in 2016 and 2017, with human rights organizations taking top slots from long-standing leaders. Likely sparked by the current socio-political climate and by long-brewing changes in the way companies and their people look at giving back, the data points to a growing notion that today’s corporate giving landscape is at a tipping point.
In part one, we covered 3 secrets to building employee engagement through your workplace giving program. We hope they helped you bump up your employee participation and strengthen your foundation for success.
Having had the privilege to work with hundreds of enterprise companies — many of which are part of the Fortune 1000 — we're often asked about what works best when it comes to workplace giving programs. Companies want to know how to get the greatest social and business outcomes out of their programs and we want to help. The first and last thing to remember? The goal of your giving programs must be employee engagement. This may seem obvious, but it’s worth mentioning because many programs aren’t designed with this goal in mind.