Bussiness support for nonprofit Organizations by usvoruganti

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									Business Support for Employee Volunteers
Presenter’s Name Organization Date

Today’s Presentation
• Relevance of employee volunteering • Business support for charities & nonprofits • Survey results • Summary of findings

Relevance of Employee Volunteering
• 161,000 nonprofits in Canada • 57% report problems in finding the types of volunteers they need • For businesses, support for employee volunteering can be part of broader corporate citizenship initiatives • Benefits businesses, employees, and communities
Data from the National Survey of Nonprofit & Voluntary Organizations, 2004.

Benefits of employee volunteering (1)
For companies  Improves corporate public image  Improves relations with surrounding community  Helps maintain a healthy community  Improves employee morale For employees  Develop skills  Gain experience for career growth  Sense of fulfillment

Benefits of employee volunteering (2)
For charities and nonprofits  New volunteers  New ideas  Potential for long-term relationships  Potential for philanthropic support  Broader support for programming  Potential support for lobbying and advocacy

Business Support for Charities & Nonprofits
• In 2003, 3% of Canada’s businesses claimed a total of just over $1 billion in charitable donations. • 84% of corporate donations went to the 7% of nonprofits that reported annual revenues of more than $1 million. • 58% of all corporate donations went to:
 Sports & Recreation organizations;  Grantmaking, Fundraising & Voluntarism Promotion organizations; and  Arts & Culture organizations.
Source: “Business Support for Charities & Nonprofits,” Imagine Canada, 2006.

The Survey
• Random sample of businesses operating in Canada were surveyed in November and December 2005 • 990 companies participated • Companies of all sizes and operating in all regions were included • Interviews were conducted in English or French

Company Support for Employee Volunteerism: Overview
80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
Encourage or accommodate employee volunteering during working hours or encourage employees to volunteer on their own time Encourage employees to volunteer on their own time Accommodate employee volunteering during working hours Encourage employee volunteering during working hours Have written policy on employee volunteering

71%

49% 35% 18% 3%

Companies Allowing Employees to Adjust Work Schedules and/or Take Time Off to Volunteer
90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
Allow employees to adjust Provide time off without pay their work schedules Provide time off with pay

78% 71%

29%

Note: These data apply only to the 71% of companies that accommodate or encourage employee volunteering during working hours and/or encourage employees to volunteer on their own time.

Companies Providing Other Forms of Support to Employee Volunteers
80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
Allow access to company facilities or equipment Recognize employee volunteers Make information Provide Maintain records about volunteer education on the on employees opportunities importance of interested in available volunteering volunteering

70%

35%

31% 20% 18%

Note: These data apply only to the 71% of companies that accommodate or encourage employee volunteering during working hours and/or encourage employees to volunteer on their own time.

Companies Donating Money, Services, Goods, or Facilities to Nonprofit Organizations or Charitable Causes
90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 79% 74% 58%

Cash support in the form of donations or grants

Donations of services, goods, or facilities

Link donations to employee volunteer activities

Note: These data apply only to the 71% of companies that accommodate or encourage employee volunteering during working hours and/or encourage employees to volunteer on their own time.

Types of Organizations and Causes Targeted for Support
Health (not hospitals) Social services Sports & recreation Hospitals Education & research Religion Grantmaking, fundraising, & voluntarism promotion Business & professional associations & unions International Environment Development & housing Arts & culture Other 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 4% 3% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 19% 10% 12% 14% 16% 18% 20%
Note: These data apply only to the 71% of companies that accommodate or encourage employee volunteering during working hours and/or encourage employees to volunteer on their own time.

16% 13% 12% 7% 6%

Perceived Benefits of Supporting Employee Volunteering
Improves corporate public image Improves employee morale Improves relations with surrounding community Helps maintain a healthy community Improves employees skills Increases teamwork among employees Improves employees job performance Helps attract new employees Improves understanding of customers Improves employee retention Other 0% 5% 10% 15% 4% 3% 3% 2% 2% 1% 16% 20% 25% 30% 35%
Note: These data apply only to the 71% of companies that accommodate or encourage employee volunteering during working hours and/or encourage employees to volunteer on their own time.

33% 21% 17% 8%

Perceived Challenges of Supporting Employee Volunteering
Difficulty covering regular workload Costs Lack of support for employees Difficulty measuring benefits Managing relationships with voluntary organizations Lack of support from management Other
0% 5% 10% 23%

3%
Note: These data apply only to the 71% of companies that accommodate or encourage employee volunteering during working hours and/or encourage employees to volunteer on their own time.

2%

1%

1%

1%

13% 15% 20% 25%

Summary of Major Findings (1)
1. There is widespread, but shallow, support for employee volunteering among businesses operating in Canada. 2. Companies are more likely to accommodate employee volunteer activities than actively encourage them. 3. Relatively few businesses invest company resources in formal volunteer programs.

Summary of Major Findings (2)
4. Companies that support employee volunteering feel that the benefits outweigh the challenges. 5. Large businesses are more likely than small ones to support employee volunteers.* 6. There are few significant regional differences in support for employee volunteers.*
*Data not shown.

For more information: www.imaginecanada.ca www.nonprofitscan.ca


								
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