See The Impact
See The Impact
Employee Volunteer programs are great ways to engage your people and the community. The impacts they make go well beyond the hours spent and projects completed.
Our friends at True Impact specialize in tracking the social and business impacts of employee volunteerism. They have a wealth of helpful articles available on their research blog that dig deep into the measurable outcomes of employee volunteer programs (we know you love measurable outcomes!) We want to focus on a few key points that can provide you with a good starting point for thinking about what makes a volunteer program effective.
Different Ways to Make a Difference
A key focus of True Impact's research is looking into the difference between skills-based volunteerism – management of operations, market research support, accounting – and 'traditional' activities – food preparation, construction, handy work. You can learn more about the measurements they used and see two years’ worth of findings in their Volunteer ROI Tracker here. We wanted to extract a few key points to share with you:
1. Team-Building: Where Traditional is still Tops
Where more traditional volunteer activities – construction projects, food preparation – really shine is team building. Getting to know your coworkers in new situations and seeing them in a different environment can be a key part of team building, and group volunteer projects provide ample opportunities for new relationships.
Benevity (www.benevity.com) is a software social enterprise whose platform and products enable companies to build social responsibility and giving back into their businesses to increase the social impact of their programs and to attract, retain and engage customers, employees and partners. Benevity’s award winning employee giving and volunteering solution, Spark, is used by some of the most notable companies in the world, ranging in size from a few hundred to more than 100,000 employees.
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