Business and Corporate

Focused on service projects done by employees of businesses with the support of their employers.

Answering the CRS Sceptics, Mallen Baker's Respectful Business Blog, 2016
Corporate Citizenship: A Tax in Disguise?, Richard Teather, 2003
Challenging the philosophy behind the practice.
Corporate Philanthropy 2.0, David L. Caprara and Robert L. Mallet, 2008
Corporate Social Responsibility, 2011
defined in a detailed article
Corporate Social Responsibility Special Report, 2008
compiled by Forbes in 2008, with links to various essays including "Can Companies Savbe the World? Should They Even Try?"
Corporate Volunteering, Kate Reynolds, \, pp. 25-26, Volunteering SA, 2001
The Drive towards "Highly-skilled" and "Pro Bono" Volunteering, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2009
Good Intentions Going Nowhere -- Again, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2010
Help Business People to Be Good Volunteers, Susan J. Ellis, Energize, Inc. Volunteer Management Update, July 1, 2015
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The History of Doing Good, Mark Lewis, 2008
Is Volunteering the Emperor's New Clothes?, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2012
My Personal "State of the World's Volunteering" Report, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2011
Recognising Employee Volunteers, Lisa Ramrayka, National Centre for Volunteering, 2001
Redirecting Corporate Volunteering, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 1997
Reimagining Service: Is Corporate HR Management What We See?, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2010
The Treasure Trove of Knowledge Philanthropists, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2013
Volunteering and Employability: Cause or Effect?, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2013
Volunteering in For-Profit Settings: Exploitation or Value Added?, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2000
Volunteerism as a Core Competency, Diane Brady, Bloomberg Businessweek, 2012
Volunteers from the Workplace, Betty B. Stallings, 1998
Volunteers? Donors? Let’s Call Them All Supporters!, Sheri Wilensky Burke, Energize Hot Topic, 2018
Workplace Volunteerism: Have We Thought this Through?, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2004

Guide to effective employer-supported volunteer programs (large businesses) by Points of Light's Corporate Institute. 

, 2014, pp. 23

A report from Common Impact surveying 185 nonprofits about tapping the business community.

, 2011, pp. 12
By Corporate Citizenship, The City of London, UK. The benefits of corporate volunteering programs in education. , 2010, pp. 114
Alltop: Corporate Responsibility News

Site that gathers news and information about corporate responsibility and presents it in one place, with links.

Brookings Institute

Articles and reports about new directions in international corporate philanthropy, including employee volunteer programs. Search on keywords "corporate philanthropy" and "volunteering" to see complete list of resources.

Business in the Community (UK)

Information on the "ProHelp" program linking a network of over 1,000 professional firms to community service needs.

Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR)

Resources for Canadian companies interested in social corporate responsibility.

Career Volunteer

Career Volunteer is "here to make it easier for you to search and recruit trustees, skilled volunteers, potential mentors, and Board Members for your charity, NGO or social enterprise...By skilled volunteers we mean people who can provide pro bono assistance in specialist areas - marketing, finance, fundraising, strategy or people with technical abilities in other professions." Career Volunteer gives you access to fully funded expertise and Board-level skills from outside the sector, provided on a pro bono basis -- candidates are drawn from large corporates participating and funding the programme.  Also have an interesting blog, "Volunteers do it for free" at


Causecast Blog

Blog produced by Causecast, provider of online platforms for corporations and nonprofits to manage giving and volunteering.  The blog focus on corporate social responsibility topics.

Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College

Site to advance "strategic corporate citizenship," including reports on such things as "Corporate Social Responsibility Monitor" and other reports.

Charity Village: Corporate Volunteerism

Series of articles from Charity Village on many aspects of engaging businesses in volunteering.

The Civic 50

Started in 2012, this project "ranks" America's most "community-minded corporations. Run by National Conference on Citizenship, Points of Light Institute, and Bloomberg LP.

Common Impact

"A nonprofit organization that connects skilled professionals from global companies to high-potential local nonprofits." See theirpublicationsthat make the case for skills-based volunteering by business.

Corporate Institute Blog

Posts about corporate social responsibility and tools for engaging companies in volunteering, from Points of Light..

Corporate Social Responsibility News and Resources

Resources for people determined to act as change agents within their business for corporate social responsibility/corporate citizenship, including employee volunteering.

CRS Wire

Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire Service posts all sorts of press releases and reports on business programs. Search under "volunteer" to find many items.

Development Crossing

Free site that promotes the growth of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development through a global network of professionals that have access to exclusive interviews, engaging discussions, breaking news, and relevant events around the world. Members can connect with thousands of senior executives, socially responsible enterprises and nonprofits to exchange ideas and capitalize on collective wisdom to solve common challenges.

Employer-Supported Volunteering Initiative - Volunteering England

Various philosophic and practical resources for employee volunteering, for both large and small companies.

Entrepreneurs Foundation

California agency with the mission "to engage companies in corporate citizenship and philanthropic efforts so that new and leveraged resources are generated for community benefit." Site offersmany tools, particularly onemployee volunteering.

Fueling Good

Site of the CITGO company's social responsibility efforts.

Global Corporate Volunteer Council

A network for leaders of international employee volunteer programs.

Hospitality + Service

Hospitality + Service equips staff and volunteers to improve the culture of hospitality in their organizations and enhance client service. The program provides the tools, skills and knowledge to build enduring cultures of hospitality and guest service. Hospitality + Service's leadership toolkit, Hospitality by Design, focuses on 7 curriculum modules including: Building Hospitality from the Ground Up, Knowing Your Client, Building a Strong Team, Facilities Design and Measuring Client Satisfaction. Created by Hilton Worldwide, Points of Light and the Taproot Foundation.

Imagine - Corporate Citizenship

Canada's national program to promote public and corporate giving, volunteering and support for the community. Site has many resources and downloadable materials.

Institute for Social Entrepreneurs

Jerr Boschee is a leading authority on social entrepreneurship, the strategy of building economically viable businesses that focus on sustainable development and serving community needs. This site provides information, education and training resources to help launch and expand social enterprises in the United States and around the world. Many free resources to download.

International Volunteer Network of Chicago

Stimulates networking and volunteer opportunities in and between Chicago's business community and its large international diplomatic community.

Mallen Baker's Respectful Business Blog

" Analysis of what’s happening in the world of responsible business, and what it means." 

Pro Bono Australia News (blog)

News items focused on volunteering by business people and professionals in Australia as pro bono service.

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Pro Bono Junkie's Blog

A blog for those interested in integrating the pro bono ethic into their careers — giving their time and talent to strengthen nonprofit organizations. Part of the Taproot Foundation site.

Pro Bono Junkie's Blog

A blog for those interested in integrating the pro bono ethic into their careers -- giving their time and talent to strengthen nonprofit organizations.

Realized Worth

Focused on employee volunteering and workplace giving, with many solid ideas and discussions through the blog, "Realizing Your Worth," on "utilizing Employee Volunteer Programs to give you the edge in business."

Realizing Your Worth

Thoughts on Corporate Social Responsibility and corporate volunteering by Chris Jarvis in Canada.

Realizing Your Worth (blog)

Thoughts on corporate social responsibility and corporate volunteering by Chris Jarvis in Canada, through his consulting firm, Realized Worth. Has some cogent and valuable resources in the blog's archives.

Taproot Foundation

Taproot is focused on encouragingpro bonodonations of professional services.

Taproot Foundation

Taproot is focused on encouraging pro bono donations of professional services. Here are articles and research reports about business and professional community engagement.

US Chamber of Commerce Business Civic LeadershipCenter

The Business Civic LeadershipCenter exists to support the civic and humanitarian initiatives of businesses.

Volunteering England Employer Supported Volunteering Resource Hub

Wide range of articles, guides, reports, and more for those running workplace volunteer efforts -- both for the companies and for the volunteer-involving organizations.

Volunteering Is CSR: The VolunteerMatch Blog for Business Leaders

All about corporate social responsibility.

Archived Infocast from the AICPA Young CPA Network - Original run date, Jan. 23, 2013 - 90 minutes

Three young CPAs share their experiences in volunteerism that has led to personal development of skills transferable to many aspects of their lives, including the workplace. 



Video of a 2014 TEDxUOttawa talk (11 minutes) by Tuan Nguyen, a young Canadian philanthropist and entrepreneur. Surviving death during his escape after the fall of Viet Nam in 1975, he sees the world from a lens of gratitude and has been the foundation for all his hopes, dreams, and vision. His stories demonstrates how volunteerism (mainly fundraising events) is the best platform for professional and personal development. 

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