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How to Draft an Effective Policy for Your Employee Giving Program

As we enter a new year, you’re likely already outlining priorities and brainstorming ways to further build a connected company culture that engages and retains employees while also attracting talent to your organization. You may already know that a workplace giving and volunteering program will contribute towards these goals in a meaningful way. Perhaps it …

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Corporate Philanthropy During an Economic Downturn

Many companies are inclined to pull back during an economic downturn, saving as many resources as possible and cutting back on all non-essential expenditures. Corporate giving, however, is arguably even more important in a volatile economy than in a stable market. Not only does continued giving demonstrate a company’s confidence in its ability to withstand …

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3 Keys to Engaging Employees in Corporate Philanthropy

Does your corporate philanthropy program engage your community AND your employees? In a recent Peak Grantmaking webinar, our client, UWorld, shared how they built a philanthropy program that connects their corporate grantmaking with employee giving and volunteering opportunities. UWorld is an industry leader in online learning tools for exam preparation. They launched their UWorld Cares …

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What is an Employee Resource Group?

An ERG is a company-recognized group of employees created within the organization with several key goals in mind; one main goal being the support of underrepresented employees. These groups are led by and consist of volunteers who share common interests, backgrounds, or demographic factors. This can include similar: Age Race Gender Religious affiliation  Lifestyle From …

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Connect ERGs with DEI Efforts for Employee Engagement

With the environment of the Great Resignation and labor shortage, companies are struggling with employee attraction, retention, and productivity. Not only do employees want opportunities to participate in social good at work, they want to know that their employer cares about the issues that matter to them. So, it is critical to ensure your social …

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Virtual Volunteering Opportunities to Engage Employees

This summer we’ve noticed an increased interest in virtual volunteering opportunities. We’ve compiled a list of some unique experiences you can share with your employees. Not yet running a company-wide workplace volunteering program or haven’t figured out how to do this in the current remote or hybrid workplace environment? Check out our recent blog “Connect …

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