Employee Volunteering

Information about volunteering done by employees of a for-profit business or other employer, when that employer is the organizer of the volunteering (finds the projects, recruits employees to do it, provides funds or tools for doing it). Also called "workplace volunteering."

The Business Case for Employee Volunteering,
series of excellent blog posts from RealizedWorth, 2011 (link is to Case #1, further links to the other parts at the end of that post)
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
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
The History of Doing Good, Mark Lewis, 2008
Is Volunteering the Emperor's New Clothes?, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2012
Redirecting Corporate Volunteering, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 1997
The Social Case for Corporate Volunteering, Kenn Allen, Australian Journal on Volunteering, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2003
Tapping the Small Business Community for Volunteers, Susan J. Ellis, Appeared as an "On Volunteers" column in The NonProfit Times
Volunteerism as a Core Competency, Diane Brady, Bloomberg Businessweek, 2012
Volunteers from the Workplace, Betty B. Stallings, 1998
Why Corporations Invest in Corporate Social Responsibility
transcript of a presentatin by Weber Shandwick reporting on a survey of CEOs.
Workplace Volunteerism: Have We Thought this Through?, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2004
Report commissioned by the Case Foundation and Hands On Network. , 2005, pp. 48
By Bea Boccalandro, published by the Centrum for Corporate Citizenship Deutschland. Proposes that there is a different between ordinary "volunteering" and "strategic engagement" by corporations. , 2010, pp. 21
A white paper that shows how a company can use its meetings and events to become a more responsible corporate citizen, Special D Events , 2010, pp. 18
Global Report from United Nations Volunteers (UNV) and the New Academy of Business , 2004, pp. 66

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

, 2011, pp. 12
By Petra Cook and Nicky Jackson. Explores how volunteering can help to develop the critical professional management skills of working with people who have different timeframes, values and interests. It assesses the personal experiences of senior managers and also their views on volunteering in their capacity as employers. The study also examines the views and actual experiences of returned VSO (UK) volunteers. , 2006, pp. 24
By Corporate Citizenship, The City of London, UK. The benefits of corporate volunteering programs in education. , 2010, pp. 114
By Greg Hills and Adeeb Mahmud, FSG Social Impact Advisors. Site also offers a video on this subject. , 2007, pp. 44
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.

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.

Centre for Volunteering: Corporate Volunteering

Variety of articles and tools for employee volunteering, from the volunteer center serving Sydney, Australia and beyond.

Centrum for Corporate Citizenship Deutschland (CCCD)

CCCD (the site is both in English and German) focuses on all aspects of corporate citizenship and employee volunteering. It offers a whole list of free publications.

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.

Employee Volunteer Programs - HandsOn Network

Reports and tools for organizing workplace volunteering.

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.

GoodCompany

Connects skilled professionals with Australian charitable organizations in need of pro bono assistance.

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.

International Volunteer Network of Chicago

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

Investing in Volunteers for Employers (UK)

Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organizations which involve volunteers in their work -- includes a complete section for employee volunteer programs. The Standard enables organizations to comprehensively review their volunteer management, and also publicly demonstrates their commitment to volunteering.

Points of Light Foundation resource section

Fact sheets and guides, most in PDF format, on various topics. Select browse by network" and then "business" to focus on corporate volunteerism titles.

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.

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.

Print and e-Books in Our Store

Employee Volunteering: the guide

Shows how the private, public and voluntary sectors can benefit from employee volunteering, and gives clear, practical advice on setting up employee volunteering programs.

Take Your Partner for the Corporate Tango

Clear guide to community/corporate collaboration, including how to prepare, choose a suitable partner, assure a successful working relationship, and other practical do's and don'ts (from Australia).

Model Corporate Programs

Cisco Systems
http://csr.cisco.com/pages/volunteerism
Example of a multi-faceted corporate employee volunteer program.

The Wal-Mart Foundation
http://foundation.walmart.com
National Web site explaining all the many community service projects that Wal-Mart sponsors through its employees and customers.  Many project ideas.

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