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A Comparison of 12 Workplace Giving Tools

There are new options for workplace giving tools almost every month. The United Way may have 

normalized the idea of ‘giving at the office’ but these new tools take the concept way beyond traditional giving campaigns.

With so many options available these days to manage workplace giving, we've created a list for our readers - and we've added our own perspective. The…


Added by Chris Jarvis on February 7, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Southwest Airlines Celebrates 40 Years with 40 Conservation Projects Nationwide


(Cross post from 3BL Media / theCSRfeed) June 21, 2011 - In celebration of its 40th Anniversary, Southwest Airlines is teaming up with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) for the…


Added by David Martel on June 23, 2011 at 11:17am — No Comments

The Business Case for Employee Volunteering - Case #1

Case #1 - Employee Engagement



Many companies have employee volunteer programs, but for many companies in Europe, Canada and the US these programs are…


Added by Chris Jarvis on June 16, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments

Johnson & Johnson Celebrates National Employee Health and Fitness Day

Cross post from 3BLMedia.

A culture of healthy people is nothing new for Johnson & Johnson. Employee health and wellness has been a part of what we do as a company for most of our 125 year history. Find out…


Added by David Martel on May 26, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

CSR Minute: IBM Announces New Grants for Employee Volunteer Efforts; New Study Finds Mandatory Sustainability Reporting Improves Corporate Behavior

Cross post from 3BLMedia.

IBM has announced hundreds of new service grants to support employees’ volunteer activities. The new technology and cash grants expand IBM’s commitment to communities worldwide by 140 percent over last year. The Initiative is part of the company’s centennial year…


Added by David Martel on May 5, 2011 at 11:35am — No Comments

How to Find Your Influentials and Let Them Lead

Managing a company’s employee volunteering program is almost always a daunting task. This is partly because most employers approach the task as an add-on – surely finding a place to volunteer will just take a few minutes? Turns out, scheduling events, negotiating with nonprofits, communicating events to employees, and looking after unending details - is a full time job.



Added by Chris Jarvis on March 24, 2011 at 1:36pm — No Comments

The Key to an Engaging Employee Volunteer Program

If you want an engaging employee volunteer program, you'll need to make it 3 dimensional. Here's how.


If you're even vaguely familiar with Realized Worth, chances are you've heard us mention the "Journey of the Volunteer." Whether in blogs,…


Added by Chris Jarvis on March 16, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments

The Rising Green Job Movement In Chicago, IL

This is a cross post from 3BLMedia.

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 14, 2011 - Let's be honest.  We know that the environmental issue is a growing tsunami of global threat.  We also know that most people have only a minimal knowledge of what to do.  Governments are pushing this agenda strongly, as world population has more than doubled and will soon triple from the…


Added by David Martel on February 17, 2011 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Employee Giving & Volunteering - What Matters Most

Corporate Volunteering promises an array of benefits, but there is one single benefit that overshadows the rest - one single benefit that is the sole measurement of success for your program.



Added by Chris Jarvis on January 29, 2011 at 9:43am — 1 Comment

Why Nobody (really) Cares How Many Hours Your Employees Volunteered

The number of hours a company invests in employee volunteering is like aircraft maintenance - which is to say, it is vitally important. It is not, however, what your customers want to know about. 


Every week, scores of companies publish press…


Added by Chris Jarvis on January 19, 2011 at 3:38pm — No Comments

When Companies Steal The Social Capital Of Their Employees

This is a cross-post from our blog Realizing Your Worth.

Companies that take credit for the good work of their employees are stealing. Am I clear? Your employee's volunteer work in the community does not, by default, belong to you. Identify your place on the "Employee Volunteering Continuum" - and avoid making a fool of yourself.

Recently, I spoke… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on December 1, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Making a Delicious Difference? Not so different after all.

The following blog entry is a cross-post from my blog Realizing Your Worth.

Employee volunteering programs hold great potential for companies, communities, and employees; they represent a vast resource of knowledge, networks and skills. So why do most employee volunteering events seem...well, a little silly?…


Added by Chris Jarvis on October 26, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

IKEA - Going Cheap On Community Investment

The following blog entry is a cross-post from my blog Realizing Your Worth.

IKEA's latest cause marketing campaign The Life Improvement Project strikes me as fairly uninformed and somewhat self-indulgent. What do you think?…


Added by Chris Jarvis on September 15, 2010 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Best Practices in Corporate Engagement from VolunteerMatch Solutions: How to Turn Strategic Aspirations into Reality for Your Community Involvement Program, with FedEx and Changing Our World

This is a cross post from 3BL Media.

Have you developed a love-hate relationship with the term "being more strategic"? Many corporate community involvement professionals are increasingly tasked with creating strategic charitable initiatives that align with business priorities and deliver benefits to communities and employees. But how many of… Continue

Added by David Martel on August 13, 2010 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Too Much Nudity

The following blog entry is a cross-post from my blog Realizing Your Worth.

Is it possible that there are some companies that might just be better off avoiding social media all together? "The brands that do well in social media are the brands that look good naked." - Don Tapscott, Wikinomics…


Added by Chris Jarvis on July 27, 2010 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Corporate Volunteering: Why It Works & How To Prove It

This is a recent presentation I gave to the International Association of Business Communicators at their World Conference in Toronto, June 8, 2010. I used a format available a I HIGHLY recommend taking the time to figure out this new style of presentation. I absolutely love it. It's free and fairly intuitive.…


Added by Chris Jarvis on July 7, 2010 at 3:47pm — No Comments

PwC's 3-Tiered Strategy for Community Investment (USA)

How to Make a Difference: PwC & the Gangs of Chicago

The corporate world is on a bandwagon. It’s growing and gaining speed and everyone seems to be jumping on board. What do we call this rolling and sometimes rickety phenomenon? It’s known as “Corporate Social Responsibility” and there are a few – an important few - companies on board that have earned a moment to be… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on June 16, 2010 at 1:29pm — No Comments

4 Steps to Go Green Like eBay - Starting With Employees

In a recent interview, Annie Lesroart of eBay, shared with us how eBay implemented a fast, ambitious and effective strategy to go green. From forty employees, the program expanded to hundreds of thousands of eBay buyers and sellers (including people who don’t even work at eBay!) How did this happen? And how can it happen for you?…


Added by Chris Jarvis on May 25, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Journey of the Volunteer: Tourist, Traveler & Guide:

The following blog entry is a cross-post from my blog Realizing Your Worth.

Tourist – Traveler – Guide. This is the journey of the volunteer. The great failure of volunteer coordinators lies in expecting tourists to act like guides, treating guides like tourists,

and ignoring the traveler all-together. Its time we meet people where

they're at. Here's what you need to know to…


Added by Chris Jarvis on February 23, 2010 at 4:29pm — No Comments

CSR Minute February 17, 2010: Brighter Planet's Employee Engagement Survey; ZTE's CSR Commitment

This is a cross posting from 3BLMedia's CSRMinute

Although 86 percent of respondents to a recent survey said that their organization promotes employee sustainability, just 14 percent reported that their employers had an official employee sustainability

engagement policy. The Employee Engagement Survey, from Brighter Planet

and Saatchi & Saatchi, also reported that small companies, with 100

people or less, were…


Added by David Martel on February 17, 2010 at 9:29pm — No Comments

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