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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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Connect and Engage with a Virtual Volunteering Program

Workplace volunteer opportunities have traditionally been one way to engage employees — to give them a sense of connectedness and ability to contribute to social good at work, which helps to keep turnover rates low. With much of the corporate world now shifting to remote or hybrid (i.e., partial remote) work, volunteer program administrators are …

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Companies Support Ukraine By Giving to the Red Cross Through Bright Funds

On Feb. 24, 2022, Russian military forces crossed into Ukrainian territory. As the invasion unfolded, Americans watched from the other side of the world. It was only natural that a deep desire to help those in need would emerge from communities and workplaces. The Bright Funds platform is designed to empower employee giving within companies. …

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Volunteer Time Off (VTO) Explained

There are countless ways for companies to positively impact their communities, the world, and employees through corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. Today, however, employees want to play a role in their company’s social impact. Opportunities to engage your employees in these programs include both donating to good causes and volunteering with organizations locally, globally or …

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What is Payroll Giving? (And Why Does it Matter?)

Americans donate billions of dollars to nonprofits each year via workplace giving programs. While in the past the donation process may have been inconvenient and cumbersome, today technology platforms integrated with payroll systems provide convenience that improves the experience for the donor and the recipient. Payroll giving, which refers to deductions made right from an …

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6 Pitfalls of Self-Run Employee Giving Programs

Employee giving activities frequently start as ad hoc efforts. From there, they may grow with some added resources and support, but the internal support structure may still remain fairly piecemeal. This “self-run” approach to employee programs comes with many pitfalls that ultimately limit the success of the program – inhibiting both employee involvement and social …

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6 Reasons Workplace Giving and Volunteering Programs Fail

There’s energy around the launch of a corporate giving and volunteering program. But, without the right approach to management, that initial burst of interest and engagement wanes over time. Increase your program’s chance for success by understanding where many organizations go wrong. Here’s a look at six reasons why corporate giving and volunteering programs too …

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