When companies provide employees with a variety of options for their direct involvement in corporate social responsibility initiatives, they have an even greater opportunity to positively affect engagement. 75% of companies offering giving and volunteering have two times more employee engagement than companies only offering giving or only offering volunteering.
This year’s Earth Day theme is “Restore the Earth”, and many cause marketing campaigns have been highlighting their sustainability efforts through month-long campaigns. Here are a few standouts.
Shared core values are the glue that binds nonprofit organizations to corporate partners to company employees to consumers. These values are lived on a daily basis and are an integral part of decision-making for everyone involved. They influence and ultimately determine everything from where someone decides to live and what jobs they apply for to what they buy and which nonprofit organizations they support.
We are pleased to see many campaigns celebrating Women’s History Month and March 8 International Women’s Day striving to address the effects of COVID-19 and positively impact gender inequality and economic disparities. We also pause this month to acknowledge and support March 24th as Women’s Equal Pay Day. This day symbolizes how far women must work into the year to earn what men did the previous year. Take a moment to learn more about how these dedicated months and days came to be and the ways nonprofits and corporate partners are making the most of the platform.
In part three of our blog series, we shared the top cause marketing activations used in Best in Class (BIC) Cause Campaigns from our 2020 survey results. Now, we re-visit the expert insights we captured across four fundamental considerations: emerging technology, relationships, impact and alignment and strategy. Use them for inspiration in building your own best in class cause campaign.
We continue to see many companies make candid DEI statements and take tangible actions toward racial justice that go beyond a simple statement or hollow tweet celebrating Black History Month. As we predicted, authentic, purpose-driven partnerships that are integrated into company culture throughout the year are key to impact in 2021. And, it is clear racial injustice will remain one of the important issues.
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As we move forward and adapt to the “next normal,” we predict a permanent shift in cause partnerships and social impact in the year ahead built on the hard lessons of 2020. Take a look at our predictions based on the wisdom gained from our work with top nonprofits and corporate partners over the last year. We hope our insights will help you develop the deeper partnerships needed to maximize your impact in 2021.
In early March, as we all faced the beginning of the pandemic, we shared the cause partnership advice we were giving our clients. The advice still holds true today. Be flexible and creative, engage in open dialogue, demonstrate your changing impact, be authentic and keep relationships strong. Over eight months of profound change later, we continue to work alongside nonprofits and companies to support their rebound and set them up for partnership success and growth long term.