The return is well worth the effort—real social change plus business value.
FACT 91% of Fortune 500 human resources managers said volunteering knowledge and expertise to a nonprofit can be an effective way to cultivate critical business and leadership skills. Yet, only 16% actually use skills-based volunteering for talent development on a regular basis.1
FACT For non-profits and communities the value of skilled support for needs such as general operations, technology and professional services can be 500% greater than the value of traditional volunteering. Skilled volunteers are also 37% more likely than traditional volunteers to report that their work resulted in increasing a nonprofit's reach.2
FACT Skilled volunteer engagements could provide valuable experiential learning opportunities that respond to millennials’ voracious appetite for professional development, leadership roles and stimulating and rewarding work.3
FACT Companies with highly engaged employees have three times the operating margin and four times the earnings per share of companies with low engagement.4
Take the pledge. Get Results. Lead the Change.
A Billion + Change—a national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars of skills-based volunteer services by 2013 to build the capacity of nonprofits to meet community needs. Companies that join this campaign pledge to contribute their most valuable assets—their talent—to filling critical gaps in community needs in areas such as financial and legal services, education and environmental initiatives and programs for veterans and senior citizens. As a partner company you will pledge to create, increase or expand a pro bono service program over the next two years. Pledging is confidential and structured to bring value to your company. Your pledge will be combined with that of other companies to reach our goal of mobilizing $2 billion in talent pledges to support community organizations.
In turn, A Billion + Change commits to help you meet your pledge:
1. Deloitte 2008 Executive Summary: Volunteer Impact Survey
2. US Bureau of Labor Statistics and 2012 Volunteerism ROI Tracker Analysis, True Impact, 2012
3. Deloitte 2011 Executive Summary: Volunteer Impact Survey
4. Tim Mohin, Advanced Micro, Forbes, 1/18/2012
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