All Blog Posts Tagged 'Citizenship' (42)

Corporate Volunteering: Top 7 Requests & the Bad, Better and Best Responses (1 of 7)

The following blog entry is a cross-post from my blog Realizing Your Worth.



“We want a volunteer experience that can be done in no more than a day, and no less than a half-day.”



Companies want to engage their communities through employee volunteering programs. For most, this means calling a… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on November 6, 2009 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Bank Offers Free Health Care: Now That’s Corporate Social Responsibility!

The following blog entry is a cross-post from my blog Realizing Your Worth.



Corporate Social Responsibility is essential to build strong relationships with consumers. On the brink of collapse, Puerto Rico’s Doral Bank transformed itself with an aggressive CSR strategy. By offering… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on October 11, 2009 at 3:44pm — 3 Comments

How Did Corporate Social Responsibility Hold Up In 2009?

The following blog entry is a cross-post from my blog Realizing Your Worth.



You’ve heard it said: the economic crisis means death to Corporate Social Responsibility. Goodbye “green” and all you friendly… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on October 7, 2009 at 10:32am — 1 Comment

Social Media & CSR: The Top 10 Sites for Creating Conversation

Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, Green, Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Volunteering. Get into the conversation - It starts here.



I have to admit, I’m always learning that I don’t know what I don’t know. When it comes to the exponentially expanding conversation… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on July 20, 2009 at 11:06am — 1 Comment

Volunteering and Service in America: Four National Themes

Realized Worth was unable to make it to the 2009 National Conference on Volunteering and Service in San Francisco last week, and for awhile we were seriously bummed about missing out on one of the most important volunteerism conferences happening this year. But then, we realized that given the live webcasts,… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on June 30, 2009 at 11:55am — No Comments

How Do You Serve?

Shannon Schuyler, US managing director of Corporate Responsibility, for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), will be guest blogging over the next week from San Francisco at the National Conference for Service and Volunteering.

How do you…

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Added by Chris Jarvis on June 24, 2009 at 2:13pm — No Comments

What's the True Impact of Your Employee Volunteer Program? Glad You Asked

Almost every conversation we have regarding employee volunteer programs involves a vigorous discussion of metrics. Business managers want to determine the value of… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on May 19, 2009 at 8:58pm — 2 Comments

Make your CSR believable? How? Create and Leverage Social Capital

Trust: Why Business Lost It, And How To Win It Back (Part 2)



Many companies are turning to Corporate Social Responsibility as a strategy to win back the trust of their… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on May 8, 2009 at 10:41am — No Comments

Trust: Why Business Lost It, And How To Win It Back

What happened? Wall Street, in collusion with institutions around the world, have not only lost our wealth and our jobs, they have stolen our trust. Now we are “left to rely increasingly on governments for the creation of our wealth, something that they have always been conspicuously bad at doing.....Trust is fragile. Like a piece of china, once cracked it is never quite the same. And people's trust in business, and those who… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on April 21, 2009 at 11:41am — 2 Comments

Korea Shoots For The Moon Using Green Energy

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Added by Chris Jarvis on March 16, 2009 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Can Your Technology Handle The Coming Surge In Volunteers?

During this economic downturn companies are finding themselves forced to reduce their financial contributions. Unwilling to walk away from issues they now view as their responsibility, they intend to meet falling charitable expectations with volunteering.… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on March 13, 2009 at 10:50am — No Comments

Corporate Social Responsibility is Just Self-Interest

The world has changed. Even in this economic downturn corporations are being pressured to adopt socially responsible and sustainable practices. But how much should business be responsible for? And where are the lines between business, government and non-profits?



I am trying to figure something out.… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on February 13, 2009 at 10:03am — No Comments

CSR and Employee Volunteer Programs: How to Make the Business Case

“The business doesn’t need to understand social impact; social impact needs to understand the business,” said Saul. “In other words, social impact needs to prove its value to the business.”



The following is an expert from a brilliant and concise article addressing a… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on January 21, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Is Your Corporate Volunteering Program a Success? Find Out Here

Ever find yourself wondering how your corporate volunteering program is really going? How does it compare to other programs? Are participation rates where they should be? Is your program....good? Effective? Worth it?



Now there’s a tool that makes answering these (and a whole range of assessment questions) unbelievably easy. It’s user-friendly. It’s… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on January 4, 2009 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Fair Trade Hits and Misses of 2008

‘Tis the season for reviews and highlights - sports reels, news bloopers and no end to commentary on the worldwide financial collapse of 2008. Each review possess the quality of ‘overdone’ (but still....strangely interesting).



So, in the spirit of unique and provocative (even better than just ‘interesting’), I recommend… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on January 3, 2009 at 1:09pm — 3 Comments

IBM’s Corporate Volunteers Bring Tourists to Africa

The IBM Corporate Service Corps volunteers promises to be one of the most effective models of Employee Volunteer Programs I have yet seen. I’ve written about the program before, as an outstanding example of connecting core business growth strategies with philanthropic… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on December 15, 2008 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Corporate Volunteering; Giving Time to Make a Profit

There is less cash out there for your to borrow. Your customers are spending less, less often. And your workforce is about to experience a radical turnover in the next 10 years. What are you going to do about it? Try this simple and proven solution.



Feeling Boxed in by the Financial Crises? Think outside the Box.…




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Added by Chris Jarvis on November 12, 2008 at 10:47am — No Comments

The practice of giving back - Business

The following article by Jiayan Huang from The Ticker is an excellent example of the current trends in Corporate Social Responsibility. It highlights the importance of volunteerism through the employer as a benefit that displaces 'salary as king'.…

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Added by Chris Jarvis on October 20, 2008 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Where Is The Data?

Is there data to support the effectiveness of Employee Volunteer Programs?



There is a big difference between data that supports a hypothesis and data that measures perceptions about the likelihood of a hypothesis. When…
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Added by Chris Jarvis on September 25, 2008 at 9:09am — 4 Comments

Some Cautionary Thinking about CSR and Employee Volunteer Programs

Almost everything I read about Employee Volunteer Programs is positive. Almost too positive? As EVPs exist within CSR, they are a relatively new… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on September 24, 2008 at 9:06am — No Comments

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