LBG Associates President Speaks to Public Affairs Council on Strategic CSR. In March, Dr. Gornitsky spoke to Public Affairs Council members on "Where Does Philanthropy Fit in a Strategic CSR Program" via webinar. In her presentation, she discussed what it means to be strategic as well as best practices in corporate citizenship. Dr. Gornitsky covered best practices in strategy, giving, employee engagement and evaluation.

Dr. Gornitsky Presents Pro Bono Research in Webinar for Charities@Work. Dr. Gornitsky spoke about LBG Associates' latest research on pro bono volunteerism in a webinar hosted by Charities@Work. She spoke about the imbalance between the demand for pro bono project by companies and the supply of opportunities coming from the nonprofits. The research focused on the challenges the nonprofits face when taking on pro bono volunteers and the solutions they suggest to help them make better use of this valuable resource. You can listen to the webinar here.

LBG Associates Releases Results of New Research Study on Pro Bono from the Nonprofit Perspective at Points of Light. LBG Associates released the results of its latest research study, "Balancing Pro Bono Supply and Demand: Challenges and Solutions from the Nonprofit Point of View" at the Points of Light conference in Atlanta. This new research examines the nonprofits' view of pro bono's challenges and the role corporations can play in helping guarantee the creation of a successful pro bono program. For a free copy of the report, click here.

To read the press release, click here.

New Issue of Communique Newsletter Now Available. The latest issue of our newsletter focuses on why we believe that citizenship reporting standards have to change if we want to really show the value of our community and employee engagement effortsRead it here >

Dr. Gornitsky Interviewed by American Banker. Dr. Linda B. Gornitsky was quoted many times in a story in American Banker magazine, commenting on the benefits of volunteerism to community banks. "Volunteering enables a company to make a difference in a community, while also providing employee engagement opportunities," Dr. Gornitsky was quoted in a story about SunWest Bank in Irvine, CA, and its international fellowship program, something that is unusual for a community bank. The full article is available at http://www.americanbanker.com/news/community-banking/weighing-pros-cons-of-international-charity-work-1072857-1.html

LBG Associates Selected as Preferred Consultant by CHC. Community Health Charities (CHC) has selected LBG Associates as its preferred corporate social responsibility consulting partner. CHC recommends that its corporate partners and charity members engage LBG Associates for help with strategy, design and implementation of corporate giving programs and employee engagement,  including volunteering and workplace giving. CHC chose LBG Associates for its expertise in corporate citizenship and reputation for quality research and insightful advice. CHC partners and members interested in a half-hour free consultation should call Linda Gornitsky at 203-325-3154.

LBG Associates Continues to Grow Its Consulting Services to High-Net-Worth Clients, Family Foundations and Donor-Advised Funds. The transfer of wealth from the Greatest Generation to Baby Boomers has sent more and more individuals and families to LBG Associates for help in making sound social investments that have a measurable impact.  Learn more >

LBG Associates Offers CSR Ratings, Rankings, and Reporting Consulting. Dr. Gornitsky and her team can help companies of all sizes manage and maximize their performance on CSR ratings and rankings, as well as their corporate social responsibility reporting. We are well-versed in the leading ratings, rankings, and the GRI sustainability reporting standards. Email us for more information >

LBG Associates is a Member of A Billion + Change. LBG Associates is a member of A Billion + Change, a national campaign to mobilize $5 billion of pro bono and skills-based service by 2015.  Learn more >


Balancing Pro Bono Supply and Demand: Challenges and Solutions from the Nonprofit Point of View

While pro bono is the fastest growing employee engagement program, according to CECP’s 2015 Giving in Numbers report, anecdotally it appears that the supply of volunteers is outpacing the demand for their services. If corporations want the promise of pro bono to be fulfilled, it is critical that the companies that supply these volunteers understand why nonprofits don’t take advantage of corporate talent.

LBG Associates and LBG Research Institute went directly to nonprofits to ask them why. With the support of corporate sponsors, including Platinum Lead Sponsor JPMorgan Chase, LBG surveyed nonprofits about their experiences with pro bono volunteers, what the challenges were and the solutions they had found for these challenges.

The study identified five top challenges nonprofits face when taking on a pro bono volunteer and suggests solutions that corporations can employ to help the nonprofit use their volunteers more effectively and guarantee the creation of a successful pro bono program for itself. For a free copy of the report, click here.

Global Employee Engagement: Challenges and Solutions. CSR consultants LBG Associates has completed an important research study that does what no previous study on Global Employee Engagement has done--tell you how real companies solved real problems they encountered taking their employee giving and volunteer programs overseas. This 57-page report reveals the three biggest challenges of global engagement and the solutions multinational companies employ to minimize them.

The report is FREE thanks to the generosity of Microsoft Corp. Download the report here.

Global Employee Engagement: Challenges and Solutions was made possible by the generosity of these sponsors:

Gold: Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Moody’s Corporation, Morgan Stanley, VolunteerMatch

Silver: Macquarie Group Ltd., JK Group, UnitedHealth Group

Bronze: Abbott Laboratories, AmeriGives, IBM, McGraw-Hill Financial, RBC, Truist

Sponsors: NVIDIA, Timberland

To read the press release on global employee engagement, click here.

To read the press release on global employee volunteerism, click here.

Wondering if your company is ready to start a pro bono program? The Nonprofit Collaborative, composed of Taproot Foundation, Common Impact, and Points of Light, asked LBG Associates to conduct a survey to assess corporate readiness for pro bono services with the intent to increase the effectiveness of these initiatives. This free report will help you evaluate whether it is time to begin a formal pro bono program and what you need to be successful in that endeavor. Click here to download.

Free White Paper on "Advancing CSR Without a Corporate Responsibility Officer."  Top corporate citizenship executives recently got together to talk about the state of corporate social responsbility and corporate citizenship as a profession under the auspices of LBG Research Institute's Thought Leader Forum. See what they had to say about how companies without CROs can still advance their CSR agenda. To request a copy, click here.

Free White Papers on Employee Engagement Available. How do companies use volunteerism and workplace and corporate giving to engage employees? LBG Associates conducted focus groups on these topics at the Charities@Work conference in April 2012. These free white papers summarize the findings and give insight into what is working right now.

To request a copy, click here.

White Papers: Building Blocks of an Inspired Employee Volunteer Program
In this series of three white papers, LBG Associates explores three crucial bulding blocks--the "R"s--of an employee volunteer program: Recruiting, Recognition, and Reporting.

We surveyed 47 major U.S. corporations to find out what is working in each of these areas TODAY. These white papers will show you how to build (or renovate) your EVP for maximum success.

For more information, click here.



Working with Linda and her team has been very rewarding. Not only have they helped design our strategic community outreach program, including both the giving and volunteering components, and trained our staff, but Linda has also been invaluable in helping us gain the endorsement and commitment of senior management. I truly value her expertise and knowledge and the individual attention we get. LBG Associates is a wonderful resource as we move forward. Linda is a SUPERSTAR!!!
– Tori Kaplan, CSX

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