Inwhen Ann Jarvis died. All of the above. Each woman and all of these events have contributed to the present occasion now celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Following unsuccessful efforts to pull together an international pacifist conference after the Franco-Prussian War, Howe began to think of a global appeal to women.
As a socially driven business, we also spend the time and resources to develop practices that advance the mission we stand for. Chris Jarvis has a solution that helps us satisfy all of these objectives—the employee volunteer program. Chris designs employee volunteer programs EVPs for companies looking to strengthen their CSR programs, differentiate their corporate culture and reduce costs.
Building a corporate volunteer program that delivers these benefits company is not brain surgery, but it takes more than rounding up some employees on a Saturday for Habitat for Humanity. I interviewed Chris learn what benefits companies can expect from an EVP and how they can create one.
You can listen to our audio interview and read a full transcript of it here. This post outlines the benefits, process and common questions around creating an effective corporate volunteer program. Benefits of a corporate volunteer program: Consumers and Community 2. Improved customer satisfaction due to happier, mission-oriented employees 3.
Enhanced public image Employees 5. Skill development for employees, specifically in planning, budgeting, negotiating and leadership 6. Better employee attitude, higher job satisfaction and increased positive word of mouth among employees about their employer 7.
Recruitment tool, particularly attractive to Gen Y 9. Increased morale and productivity Differentiated and more cooperative company culture Social Mission What does the program look like? How many hours will be volunteered? Over what time period? Will people volunteer as a group or individually?
When will the program take place? Will there be dollars for doers? Companies should form partnerships with nonprofits and get very clear about what the program will accomplish and what resources it will require from the company and the nonprofit. Create milestones that will give you a sense of success.
This message then needs to be communicated to employees of the business and and the nonprofit. How do employees personally benefit from volunteering?
The business and the nonprofit have specfici reasons, but the motivation for employees usually gets ignored. Maybe the company wants to build on a certain interest area that employees share or, create a combination of a company-focused activity that also facilitates the individual interests of the group.
Chris has seen the combination approach work really well. The business and nonprofit need to collaborate on finding the right volunteer opportunities that allow people to try out a project and leave, or try it out develop a relationship with the nonprofit.
Selecting a nonprofit partner Brand alignment Start with brand alignment. This is key in creating a program that fully engages your employees and company and benefits your nonprofit partner.
Internal team Put together a team of employees from different functions production, finance, HR, etc. Research which nonprofits in your geographic area fit with your brand and then spend some time meeting with a short-list of organizations.
Test-run and shared objectives Put together a one-time event to test out the partnership before you design and commit to a long-term program. If the one-time event goes well and your company is ready for a long-term partnership, work with the nonprofit to create a memorandum of understanding that lists objectives for the company, the employees and the nonprofit.
Ask the nonprofit to share their goals and limitations with you. Find the intersection between company, employee and nonprofit goals and use that as the starting point to design the program.
What nonprofits can offer your business Beyond providing volunteer opportunities, nonprofits can advocate for your business in the community, promote your company in their newsletters, share training or mentoring opportunities and share best practices like bootstrapping!
To pay or not to pay? Whether to give employees paid-time off to volunteer or to have a dollars for doers program is a controversial topic. Statistically, Chris sees the two options as equal. Build tracking and impact awareness into the program from the beginning.City crews are set to replace two "vintage" water mains and reconstruct part of the roadway on Jarvis Street this week as part of a $ million project, Toronto's chief engineer says.
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