Do one-day group volunteering events really help community partners?

Employer-Supported Volunteering (ESV) is any activity undertaken by an employer to encourage and support the volunteering of their employees in the community, which often takes the form of a one-day group volunteering event. There are many options and strategies employers can use to engage their employees.  Employers may enact company-wide days of service, flex time, rewards programs or Continue Reading

An Inside Peek at Volunteer Canada’s Corporate Community of Practice

Volunteer Canada held the semi-annual Corporate Council on Volunteering (CCOV) Gathering in Toronto, June 17 and 18 with a focus on “The Future of Corporate Community Engagement”.  The Council invited non-profits to join them on the first day in a forum so that they could discuss best ways to work together to engage employees in community service, Continue Reading

Preparing Employees for Non-Profit Board Service

If you work in Corporate Social Responsibility, odds are you are often the one in your company that gets approached by employees and executives for information on finding a Board position. Non-profit Board service is a wonderful leadership opportunity, building and sharing skills and perspective, while allowing individuals to support a cause they care about Continue Reading