When it comes to corporate community investment, Country Grocer is doing it right. First opening their doors in 1984, being leaders in community giving has always been one of their company’s values. Today they receive up to 25 donation requests per week between their seven store locations, and they rarely turn anyone away. We recently sat down with Country Grocer’s Marketing Manager, Tammy Averill, to learn more about why their giving program is so successful!
Employees increasingly expect their company to support them in giving back to the causes they care about. So, how do companies design an employee giving program that meets strategic business goals and ensures employees are engaged? One strategy that we love is to design an Individual Employee Volunteer Program.
Everyone wants to be happy at their job, and most business owners strive to provide an enjoyable spot to spend roughly half of every week. With the recent publication of Business Insider’s Companies With the Happiest Employees, we set out to discover whether a factor close to our hearts — corporate social responsibility — might play a role in the employee happiness seen in the halls of these 25 companies.
Employee volunteer programs can increase employee engagement and put your organization on the map as a business that cares. To celebrate National Volunteer Week 2018, we’re looking at what drives volunteers, and how you can develop a volunteerism program for your employees.
We no longer need to ask ourselves if corporate community investing is a trend. Instead, companies need to be looking at the trends within community investing to make sure your business is on point.
Are you sharing the good? Your company has made corporate giving a strategic priority and that is a wonderful thing. You may not have done it for the recognition but some recognition would be nice (and beneficial to your company). But how do you promote your charitable giving in a tasteful way that shows your company as a leading example and not as a show-off?
We’re still buzzing from the energy created at Social Media Camp 2017. Members of the HeartPress team have attended the conference in previous years, but this year was different. We were honoured to be Gold Sponsors of #SMCamp2017 to share your giving stories.
To conclude our #SocialGood gift guide series, we’ve rounded up several stocking stuffers. Stockings are a great way to gift little treats and of course, necessities. With our final #SocialGood product round-up, each gift will also make an impact on another life. A bracelet that provides AIDS medication in Sub-Saharan Africa by Lokai or the bamboo toothbrush that gives a child in need a chance to flourish. Small or large, these gifts can make an impact–one life at a time.
Give a book, gift the opportunity of vision or plant a tree. Products with a manifesto for #SocialGood double as gifts that make an impact. Alike to the leader TOMS, whose claim to fame started with their ‘One for One’ shoe model, there are even more ways to gift and give back this holiday season. As leaders in their fields, the following companies are paving the way for other businesses to become accountable with the impact they making both locally and internationally.