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Ryan Scott
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Investing in the Employee Experience Pays Off

Over the past decade, companies have increased their focus on and investments in employee engagement. But engagement levels across the world have stagnated or are on the decline. Why?Jacob Morgan thinks the problem lies in how companies approach engagement. A best-selling author and futurist, Morgan has found through extensive research that companies too often address employee engagement through short term…See More
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How to Start A Corporate Giving Program by Laura Plato

Leaders at companies of all shapes and sizes understand that creating a culture of giving back is essential to their own bottom lines. According to America’s Charities, workplace giving is one of the most cost-effective ways to support charities, with approximately $4 billion being raised each year through workplace giving. And recent industry research found that companies that increased total giving by at least 10% between 2013 and 2015 saw increases in…See More
Aug 8
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Dropbox Connects its Culture to Bottom Line Impact

Dropbox isn’t interested in lip service. It wants citizen philanthropists.  That’s why the company has applied considerable energy and resources towards community impact in ways that can be embraced by all of its employees. The company’s “Dropbox for Good” program - with chapters in 13 global offices - has donated $1 million collectively in…See More
Aug 1
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Collaboration, Not Competition, Is the Best Hope to Save 20 Million Lives

With so many social issues competing for the philanthropy attention of companies and individuals, how can nonprofits successfully break through the noise to draw attention to their missions? What can activists do to galvanize urgent momentum around the issues they care about?In a word: collaborate.In recent years, social innovation has led to a dramatic increase in collaboration as a path to more successfully address…See More
Jul 25
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What Nonprofits Want Companies to Know About Giving

Corporate giving programs are an increasingly central part of social impact efforts by businesses across the world. Employees want to give back, and companies are making that ever easier with tools like automatic payroll deductions, matching gifts and crowdfunding campaigns. Modern approaches…See More
Jul 18
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Is Charity Dead? By Laura Plato

The way that we think of charity is dead wrong.So said Dan Pallotta at the recent +IMPACT East, Causecast’s second breakthrough conference addressing social innovation and overlooked paths toward impact. Pallotta’s powerful discussion perfectly framed the theme and takeaways of +IMPACT East, which was packed with entrepreneurs and big thinkers around the convergence of business, technology,…See More
Jul 11
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Volunteer Participation Doesn't Just Happen

With HR and CSR leaders increasingly aware that strong corporate volunteer and giving programs are an essential part of a positive employee experience, the vexing question on everyone’s minds is: but how can I get employees to actually participate? Corey Diamond, COO of volunteer consultant firm Realized Worth, believes the answer may seem contradictory: focus less on…See More
Jul 4
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Employees Love Working from Home. But Are They Engaged?

We live in an era of increased telecommuting, and employees love it that way. Global Analytics Workplace estimates that roughly 3.7 million employees (2.8% of the workforce) now work from home at least half the time, 50% of the US workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least partial telework and approximately 20-25% of the workforce teleworks at some frequencyThere are compelling reasons to support remote work…See More
Jun 27
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How a Culture of Giving Back Inspires Something Better than Engagement

A culture of giving back is not only one of the most inspiring ways to engage employees, it also offers something even better than engagement: worker passion.Every business leader is well versed in the benefits of employee engagement, with one study showing a 21% increase in productivity if employees are…See More
Jun 20
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Employee Engagement vs. Employee Experience

I spend a lot of time thinking about employee engagement, especially as it relates to employee volunteering and giving. Why? Consider the PwC study which showed that employees most committed to their organizations put in 57 percent more effort on the job—and are 87 percent less likely to resign—than employees who consider themselves disengaged. Or the Gallup study which demonstrated…See More
Jun 13
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Employees Too Busy to Volunteer? Shift the Narrative.

I often hear feedback from CSR leaders who lament the challenge of busy employees. Companies everywhere are populated by workhorses who are overcommitted, under-resourced and scrambling to unbury themselves from a towering pile of to-dos. “Volunteering is wonderful,” think many of these folks, “whenever there’s a spare moment to get to it.” Followed by: “But let’s get real: it’s an extracurricular for others, the ones who have the luxury of time.” How can CSR leaders shift the narrative, for…See More
Jun 6
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Employee Engagement is Declining Worldwide

One of the top concerns for HR executives in 2017 is how to raise employee engagement, and for good reason. Engagement is on the decline across the world, and that spells trouble for business leaders everywhere. A recent study by Aon Hewitt has revealed that employee engagement dipped for…See More
May 30
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Crowdfunding Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

With funding cuts looming for the arts in general and PBS in particular, leaders of cultural organizations have had to get extremely creative about how to keep the lights on.So PBS executives have decided to host a charity telethon for itself. But instead of Jerry Lewis standing before a bank of phones, PBS is bringing us Mister Rogers in an online streaming marathon with automated giving technology. The beloved children’s show is now hard to find on most PBS…See More
May 23
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Is Volunteer Recognition an Oxymoron?

With Volunteer Recognition Day and National Volunteer Week having recently past, it’s time to take stock of how - and why - we’re acknowledging the hard work of employee volunteers.By definition, volunteering is, well, voluntary. Or at least it should be; the alternative is making employees feel “voluntold,” and that defeats the whole point. Above all, volunteers want to…See More
May 16
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Here's What Rockstar Cultures of Giving Back Look Like

I write a lot about the direct line between corporate cultures of giving back and increased employee engagement. Time and again we see new data emerge that proves how much employees value working for companies that demonstrate a concern for more than pure profit.Company leaders learn the hard way that single-minded focus on the near-term bottom line doesn’t pay off in the long run. Rather,…See More
May 9
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The One Thing Nonprofits Wish Companies Understood

Beth Kanter knows a thing or two about nonprofits. With over 30 years working in the nonprofit sector, Kanter has penned several award-winning books and is the writer of one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits. She’s trained thousands of nonprofits around the world and in the process has increased capacity building at organizations whose missions are so critical to our collective well-being. Kanter was named by Fast Company as…See More
May 2

Profile Information

What is your Interest?
Corporate Responsibility, Sustainable Development, Environment
Represent:
Company, Individual
Name of Company / Organization:
Causecast
What is your current job title / department?
CEO
Seniority Level
C-Level
Department
Other
What would you most like to get out of this network?
Networking, Share Best Practices, Potential Partners
What knowledge, skills and experience do you have that you would be happy for people to contact you over?
Employee engagement, corporate philanthropy and volunteerism.
Website
http://www.causecast.com/

Ryan Scott's Blog

Investing in the Employee Experience Pays Off

Posted on August 16, 2017 at 12:25am 0 Comments

unnamed-4.jpg Over the past decade, companies have increased their focus on and investments in employee engagement. But engagement levels across the world have…

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How to Start A Corporate Giving Program by Laura Plato

Posted on August 8, 2017 at 12:58am 0 Comments

happy employee.jpg Leaders at companies of all shapes and sizes understand that creating a culture of giving back is essential to their own bottom lines. According…

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Collaboration, Not Competition, Is the Best Hope to Save 20 Million Lives

Posted on July 25, 2017 at 12:42am 0 Comments

Global-Emergency-Response-Coalition-Somalia-800x533-1.jpg With so many social issues competing for the philanthropy attention of companies and individuals, how can nonprofits successfully break through the…

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