Have you heard? When it comes to doing business, social and environmental responsibility is the new name of the game.
Employees, shareholders, and consumers, alike, are searching for partners and places of work that strive to make a positive impact in the communities where they operate, not to mention society at large. According to the Public Affairs Council, the groups that hold the most sway over a business’s involvement in social affairs are senior management and regular employees. Because of this, the relationship between employee engagement programs and corporate philanthropy has become elaborately intertwined.
Many companies make a difference by endorsing community involvement, such as company-wide volunteering events. Others pave the way with social innovation, establishing on-site recycling programs and developing more eco-conscious processes. Still others have discovered GiveStream, a one-of-a-kind employee engagement program that gives workers the unique opportunity to direct corporate charitable funds to the organization of their choice, then encourages them to share the importance of these heartfelt causes with each other on social media.
GiveStream’s program reaches out to a virtually endless roster of causes, including animal welfare, education, the arts, hunger initiatives, and numerous others. With access to more than 1 million IRS-approved nonprofits, employees are empowered to make a real difference by contributing to national and international charities, such as the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, or connecting with an organization in their very own backyards – like the local firehouse. The result is an overwhelmingly positive impact in communities both big and small where employees live and work.
Social media, too, plays a huge role in the GiveStream model. When employees share their experiences and stories related to their charity of choice on social media platforms, additional awareness and support for those organizations is generated, further strengthening the community.
Your employees are the key to making your community a better place to live and work. Request a five minute demonstration today, and get ready to make a difference.