Webinar: Five Recommendations for Meeting Employee Demands and Social Impact Goals – Snapshot 2015 Research and Best Practices


America’s Charities, the leader in workplace giving and philanthropy, just released a new report on top corporate employee engagement and workplace giving trends. The research, titled Snapshot 2015: The New Corporate DNA—Where Employee Engagement and Social Impact Converge, details the leading issues facing employee engagement and workplace giving program managers across corporate America today, including the increasing importance of volunteerism, authentic leadership, and corporate-nonprofit alignment.

This webinar, hosted by ACCP, highlight five recommendations for leaders who want to ensure that their programs are keeping pace with the trends identified in Snapshot 2015 as well as meeting employee expectations around engagement inside and outside the walls of the workplace. These recommendations include:

  1. Ensure that company leadership is authentic and senior officers are actively engaged and involved.
  2. Align employee engagement strategies and nonprofit partnerships with business values and mission.
  3. Engage in a dialogue with key nonprofit partners to ensure engagement is strategic and is mutually beneficial.
  4. Involve and empower employees to support corporate signature programs and the causes they care about.
  5. Identify opportunities to ensure you use your programs to recruit and retain the best talent by connecting employee engagement to professional development and recruitment strategies.


Matthew Nelson is Corporate Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, New York Life. Matthew is responsible for New York Life’s employee engagement programs and is on the team that sets overall strategy for Corporate Responsibility. Prior to joining New York Life, he was Vice President of Member Services and Membership at the Council on Foundations in Washington, DC, overseeing all programming for corporate and foundation members.

Melinda Bostwick is Vice President, Member Services of ACCP. She has been a member of the ACCP staff since 2006, first serving as director of member services and later becoming vice president of member services in 2010. She has been affiliated with ACCP since 1999. Prior to her position with the association, she was the manager of corporate contributions & community relations for Visteon Corporation. In her role at Visteon, Melinda was responsible for the company’s global contributions programs in more than 20 countries. She was also a member of the communications team responsible for Visteon’s spin-off from Ford Motor Company. 

Kimberly Young is Vice President of Business Development at America’s Charities, a leader in workplace giving philanthropy. Kim brings more than 20 years of experience that intersects the corporate, nonprofit, philanthropic, and faith communities. Previously, Kim served as director, corporate services at Council on Foundations, Washington, DC, leading their corporate philanthropy initiative and as community relations manager for Capital One in the Mid-Atlantic Region. She began her career with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in roles in Membership, Policy and Government Relations.

Webinar Details:

This webinar took place on Thursday, January 21, 2016

Duration: 1 hour

Host: Melinda Bostwick, ACCP

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