Sarah Ford | May 2, 2017

What Giving Methods and Opportunities Actually Interest Employees?

We know from previous research that employees view their employers as facilitators and multipliers for their own philanthropic efforts. But what exactly does that mean? What types of giving methods and opportunities are employees specifically interested in, and what inspires them to actually participate?

This fall, America’s Charities will give you answers to these questions and more when we release Snapshot 2017, the latest in our research series on employee giving and engagement trends.  In previous years, we’ve explored these trends from the perspective of employers (see Snapshot 2015 and Snapshot 2013) and from the perspective of nonprofits (see Snapshot 2014). Snapshot 2017 will offer a first-ever look at employee giving trends from the perspective of donors.

“Our Snapshot 2017 survey just closed and already we’re finding a wealth of information that is helpful to employee giving and engagement leaders,” said Lindsay J.K. Nichols, vice president of marketing and communications, America’s Charities. “For example, we found that providing paid time off to volunteer and matching individual contributions, as well as giving donors the choice of which nonprofits they can support, are all options that are highly valued by employees. More than 1,500 employee donors weighed in to provide these findings, and we’re looking forward to delving into the data and providing recommendations to leaders attending the +IMPACT conference.”

Preliminary Findings from Snapshot 2017 to be Revealed Exclusively at the +IMPACT Conference

You don’t have to wait until fall to gain access to valuable insights from this new study though. America’s Charities invites you to join us at the +IMPACT Conference, hosted by our partner Causecast on May 15-16 in Washington, D.C, where America’s Charities President and CEO Jim Starr will present a first look at findings from Snapshot 2017.

“We value America’s Charities’ deep knowledge of and commitment to corporate philanthropy and the nonprofit sector,” said Laura Plato, President and Chief Operating Officer at Causecast. We can’t wait to see what Snapshot 2017 reveals about the future of CSR and are excited that America’s Charities has chosen to provide a first look at their findings at our +IMPACT Conference. Their Snapshot report series has provided invaluable insights that employers and nonprofits can use to grow giving through cross-sector collaboration and engage employees in creating more meaningful impact in the community, and their early findings will truly enrich our discussions at +IMPACT.”

At Causescast’s +IMPACT Conference, leaders in HR, CSR, Employee Engagement, Corporate Volunteering and Giving, and Social Impact will innovate side-by-side for the future of business. Conference attendees will engage with peers and benefit from the opportunity to:

  • Network & learn together with a diverse group of innovative industry experts to uplevel organization social impact
  • Exchange best practices and lessons learned with inspirational employee giving and volunteering practitioners
  • Engage in insightful discussions, exploring future trends and themes in corporate giving
  • Discover ways to use new  technologies including Artificial Intelligence to support community activation, communication and engagement
  • Experience fun hands-on, interactive learning and the human-centered design difference

“I presented at Causecast’s +IMPACT Conference last year in San Francisco and could not think of a more appropriate event and audience with which to share America’s Charities’ preliminary Snapshot 2017 findings,” stated Jim Starr, President and CEO of America’s Charities. “+IMPACT offers insightful discussions and interactive learning experiences you just don’t get at other CSR conferences. We’re excited to listen to conference attendees’ reactions to Snapshot 2017 and see how employers can adapt their employee giving and engagement strategies based on donor preferences and perceptions expressed in Snapshot 2017.”

Reserve Your Spot at +IMPACT Now!

Taking place at the Edgewood Arts Center – Monroe Street Market in D.C. (3415 8th Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20017), you can learn more about +IMPACT and reserve your spot for this one-of-a-kind conference by clicking here.

Additional Snapshot 2017 Events to Attend:

After you join America’s Charities at the +IMPACT Conference in May, join our webinar on June 15, 2017 where we will take a deeper dive into early findings from Snapshot 2017 and hear from the researchers behind this groundbreaking new research. REGISTER NOW.


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