What’s next at the intersection of employee engagement and social impact? As we look ahead, let’s first consider some key takeaways from YourCause 2019 Industry Review. This research is based on data collected between January and December 2018…
A roundup of the leading social good platforms. Technology designed specifically to support corporate philanthropy participation has become increasingly popular. Referred to as social good platforms, this proprietary software tracks volunteer hours and workplace giving and allows targeted communication strategies and recognition programs. These platforms help build meaningful connections between corporations, employees and nonprofits. They save time and money and increase revenue by improving engagement.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a term that encompasses ways companies can take responsibility for the social and environmental impacts of their business. It includes sustainability, diversity and inclusion, human rights, ethical business practices, volunteerism, philanthropy, cause-related marketing and activism.
The month of March has long been a time to champion women. But those efforts often happen on separate tracks: recognizing the accomplishments of women in the United States as part of Women’s History Month; and celebrating women and girls as change makers around the world on March 8, International Women’s Day. This March the global poverty-fighting organization CARE is uniting those conversations through an action-packed, monthlong campaign called Make #March4Women.
When people think of cause marketing, they picture companies selling directly to consumers with campaigns that raise money for charities at supermarkets, restaurants and retail stores. CSR isn’t just for B2C companies. B2B companies are discovering that investing in cause marketing can be an effective tool for them in today’s purpose-driven economy.More consumers and employees expect companies to take a leadership role in solving important social issues. There is a trend toward greater alignment between corporate giving and business priorities and strategies, including CSR.Research shows that companies that invest in corporate social responsibility tend to perform better financially. B2B companies are quickly jumping on board. 74% of B2Bs consider purpose to be relevant in business growth
By: Mollye Rhea As cause campaigns shift and adapt with new digital activations, in-store experiences, and even adopting AI technology, […]
With the year winding to a close let’s glance back at the trends that helped define cause marketing in 2018. As companies embraced brand purpose to connect with consumers and employees, we saw brands taking stands, the rise of corporate disaster philanthropy, new employee engagement strategies, the continued growth of #GivingTuesday and traditional cause campaigns still going strong. These trends all made socially responsible efforts a winning proposition for companies, nonprofits, and the community.
Increasingly, employees demand options when it comes to giving time and money through the workplace. The Giving USA Special Report on the Evolution of Workplace Giving, recently released by the Giving USA Foundation and Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, cited a large body of research that led to three main conclusions about how employee engagement and workplace giving is evolving:
Corporate philanthropy is rapidly evolving. Today, more consumers and employees expect companies to take a leadership role in solving important social issues. One of the best ways for companies to address social problems is to partner with nonprofit organizations.
Simply having a corporate volunteer program in place is not enough anymore to attract and retain Millennial and Gen Z employees. Volunteer programs need to be designed to promote leadership skills and enhance career trajectory. Skills-based volunteering is a great way to do both while increasing job satisfaction.