One small silver lining from pandemic and social injustice crises is an increased investment in ERG’s, giving them a seat at the table when it comes to making cause and social impact partnership decisions. Even though ERG’s have been around since the 1970’s (and likely before), many exist despite inconsistent resources or even a consistent strategy. Historically volunteer-led and lacking in funding, companies have a real opportunity to give employees a voice, improve connection and increase authentigration.
The work done now by both nonprofits and companies to keep audiences, particularly employees, engaged will be valuable long after a virtual environment is no longer necessary to keep people safe. The shift to virtual has forced organizers to refocus on what is absolutely vital to success and has in many cases uncovered better, more efficient ways to achieve goals.
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Incorporate Employee Engagement Into Your Partnerships For Long-term Success
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.
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:
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.
Kabbage announced in early March that in addition to the ban on financing gun sellers, the executive team would support their employees walking out, and make a donation to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund.