Canadian Startups with an Employee Volunteer Program

Employees no longer see workplace social impact as desirable, but as an expectation.  The scope of causes employees support and the ways they want to give back are widening from speaking out on social media, volunteering time on weekends, to offering a pro-bono service and organizing team fundraising events.  Employees increasingly expect their workplace to […]

Evaluate your 2019 Charitable Giving for More Philanthropic Impact

The new year has begun and it’s the perfect time to restructure your company’s charitable giving for 2020.  Reflecting upon your 2019 giving will reveal if you’re on the right track with creating philanthropic impact, or if you need to make changes for the new year.  New Year, More Philanthropic Impact The first step is […]

Will CSR Pay Off for Your Company?

When it comes to today’s most pressing environmental and social issues, more often than not,  businesses are answering the call. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is attributed to providing benefits such as making your company more attractive to top talent, increasing employee engagement and higher rates of productivity. However, will CSR pay off for your company?  […]

The Many Faces of Corporate Social Good

With so many different examples of corporate social good today, it can be confusing to understand what it all means. The most common terms that are used include: “corporate social responsibility,” “corporate philanthropy,” “cause marketing,” “social enterprise” and “B-Corp.” Today we’re going to break down these terms and explore where exactly your company fits in.  […]

Community Investment Starts with Shared Values

When it comes to making the decision to invest in your community, it all starts with exploring the values that your company shares with your employees. Your corporate values are the guiding principles that inform important decisions, such as how you give back. These may already be strongly defined, but are your employees on-board with […]

Starting an Individual Employee Volunteer Program

So you’ve heard about the benefits an individual employee giving program can have – such as attracting top talent and engaging staff – and you’ve decided to give it a go. Congratulations! You might be wondering now: “where do I start?”  At HeartPress, we’ve learned that it takes careful consideration when starting an employee volunteer […]