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.
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.