Engagement Programs

Engagement Success
Employee Feedback
Employee feedback is critical to designing responsive and successful engagement programs. The two most popular methodologies are surveys and focus groups. Whereas surveys provide breadth, focus groups provide depth. Both are good ways to learn how employees feel about the current engagement activities, what they would like to see provided/changed and to introduce some potential new ideas such as skills-based or pro bono volunteerism, a Dollars for Doers program, company-wide Day/Week of Caring, PTO, volunteer policies, open workplace campaign, etc. Ideally, a company will conduct both to truly understand what employees want and thus increase participation rates.

Volunteer and Employee Engagement Program Design

An effective volunteer program needs to be guided by a strategy¬†which helps determine the program’s structure, and policies and procedures. Other components of an effective program include a budget, communications and evaluation. We can help you design all the elements of such a volunteer program.

Companies are increasingly focusing on ways to engage employees because research has demonstrated that engaged employees are more productive and less likely to leave. Along with volunteer programs, employee-directed programs, such as Matching Gifts, Dollars for Doers and workplace giving, are all effective ways to engage employees. Let us help you design the right engagement programs for your company and culture.


Design Strategy

Review and Refine
Program Assessment
How often do you get a chance to step back and really examine your overall citizenship strategy and all the components that it includes? The one-day review provides companies with the opportunity to review their entire citizenship program including corporate/foundation giving, strategy, structure, staffing, budgeting, employee engagement (volunteerism and giving), communications and evaluation. At the end of the day, you will have a roadmap explaining where you are today and how to get where you ultimately want to go.

Another option is to conduct a benchmarking study that looks at the programs of industry and geographic competitors to understand how their programs compare with your own. As management usually is very interested in metrics, this provides a glance at what others are doing and a basis for any changes you might suggest. Benchmarking studies can be very broad or quite specific, focusing on select programs such as Matching Gifts or Dollars for Doers.