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.
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.