Skills-based volunteering is a smart choice for leading businesses. It’s meaningful, connected, and clearly beneficial for the person, business, and community. Corporate community involvement is a strategic imperative. Especially in a world where people are increasingly selective in the businesses they buy from, who they work for, and who they invest in. Indeed, supporting employees to seek and contribute to a community organisation through sitting on a board is an excellent win-win-win situation. Both for the community organisation, employee, and business. Corporate community involvement has evolved significantly from a nice add-on for a business to a strategic opportunity for providing serious value to businesses and their people too.
This White Paper will explore four strategic reasons why employers should encourage their staff, especially their emerging leaders, to serve on the boards of community organisations.
1. It contributes to your corporate social responsibility
2. It is an incredible learning and development opportunity
3. It can energise employees and enhance engagement
4. It builds trust, relationships, and reputation
“If building a more committed, engaged, creative and energetic workplace is high on your company’s agenda, then corporate volunteering might be the foundation of your staff retention and development program.”
Deborah Mobberley, The Centre for Volunteering, NSW Volunteering
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Now over to you: Are you already or are you planning to serve on a board? I’d love to hear more about it in my complimentary leadership mentoring facebook group, Alyceum Leaders.