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Want to boost employee giving? Try some friendly competition

April 11, 2017

Content courtesy of Walker Sands Communications, a Techweek Gives sponsor organization. 

As we head into the fourth week of Techweek Gives, we thought we’d share some tips to help your organization increase employee giving and move up the leaderboard. One of the most common problems when it comes to workplace giving is employee engagement; if your employees aren’t willing to participate, then your giving efforts will quickly lose steam.


Why Giving IQ is a critical component of your company’s CSR efforts

April 10, 2017

Effectively reporting your organization’s corporate social responsibility efforts is an important component to adding value to a triple bottom line: people, planet and profits — or your social, environmental and financial impact.


5 things you should look for in a corporate giving tool

April 10, 2017

If you are considering a corporate giving tool for your employee or workplace campaigns, it can be difficult to cut through the various technologies out there and determine which solution is best for your organization. The first step is to think through the outcomes you’re driving for in your campaign. Are you looking for long-term employee engagement or a finite campaign? Are you aligning your campaign to one cause or several? Are you measuring a company match? What about volunteer hours?


How mobile fundraising can help you retain top millennial talent

March 27, 2017

There isn’t a company or firm out there that isn’t trying to retain its top millennial talent. When you’re in a competitive industry (and who isn’t?), your talent can be a competitive advantage. Keeping your top players engaged is a fundamental component to your bottom line.


Introducing Chicago’s first-ever Techweek Gives campaign, powered by uBack

March 22, 2017

uBack co-founder Kaitlin Reimann has some big news to share this week, so we’re passing her the mic this week so she can share all the details. Take it away, Kaitlin:


Why Workplace Giving May Be the Key to Building the Employee Experience

March 15, 2017

Employee engagement has become a business buzzword — a phrase often thrown around in meetings, but not clearly achieved in most companies. In Harvard Business Review’s “Why the Millions We Spend on Employee Engagement Buys Us So Little”, Jacob Morgan explains that companies are spending too much on employee engagement with minimal return. As a result, they are missing out on real impact when it comes to their workforce.


How an employee giving tool can ramp up your CSR

March 14, 2017

Employee giving is often an under-reported and under-capitalized component of a company’s corporate social responsibility efforts. When you look at the logistics, you start to understand why. 

Many companies are still relying on traditional paper processes to execute their employee giving campaigns. Add to that the need to coordinate hundreds of team members, nonprofit partners, payment systems and the corporate match, and an employee giving campaign can get overwhelming quick.


3 ways to improve your employee giving campaign

March 07, 2017

Data shows employee giving campaigns can help improve overall employee engagement and retention and can be a key differentiator that keeps top talent.

For the sixth year in a row, donations from Microsoft employees have topped $100 million dollars. The company credits its leadership's focus on giving back as well as its new Microsoft Philanthropies organization for the record-breaking effort. Karen Bergin, director of employee engagement for Microsoft Philanthropies, tells Geek Wire in this article, “It’s fair to say the culture of giving is very much part of our DNA.” (You can read more about Microsoft’s efforts here.)


This research proves corporate social responsibility is worth the investment

February 22, 2017

Did you know that a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) can make your workforce more productive?


How companies can fuel nonprofit growth

February 17, 2017

There’s a stunning statistic we’d like to share with you.


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