Chase Leads the Way in Employee Volunteering
Throughout the economic downturn and continuing recovery, individuals and organizations have looked to the volunteer sector to address community needs. While nonprofits have stepped in to help, the challenge of how civic engagement can build a stronger economy, more highly skilled and versatile workers, and create economic benefits remains.
A welcome trend is that corporations, too, are turning their attention toward volunteerism. Companies are expanding volunteer programs to not only help their communities, but also because they help attract, develop, motivate and retain the most dynamic and passionate employees. The most innovative businesses in the world understand these programs are critical to their bottom line.
Chase believes that supporting collaborations between nonprofits, governments, foundations and companies, and fostering social innovation, is creating new ways to drive forward economic and social well-being. The company believes inspiring and supporting the active community engagement of its employees is central to its role as a corporate citizen.
Since 2009, more than 50,000 Chase employees worldwide have contributed nearly one million hours of service to their communities. The company’s employees bring not only their commitment to service, but also their expertise and skills. Whether it is helping communities and individuals build assets, prepare for home ownership, learn financial basics or prepare for greater employment opportunities, Chase knows its people make a difference in the economic progress of the many communities it calls home.
Chase is committed to working across sectors to build innovative partnerships that leverage the very best that nonprofits, government and the private sector have to offer. Chase makes an impact in a community, but it is its people that make the biggest difference in lives when they commit their time and skills to addressing the most pressing needs in the communities where they do business.
At Points of Light’s National Conference on Volunteering and Service, thought leaders, corporations and individuals will come together to discuss how we can all make an impact in our local economies and showcase how service provides a tangible economic benefit to individuals, municipalities and the business world.
As a company that strives to demonstrate leadership in social responsibility in communities around the world, Chase hopes to lend an important voice to the nonprofit dialogue on economic opportunity and long-term organizational planning.
Chase is a Points of Light Leadership Partner, recognized for its commitment to corporate service and its leadership in showcasing the value created through employee volunteer programs. The company has been a leading supporter of the National Conference on Volunteering and Service since 2010, and is serving as the presenting sponsor for the 2012 Conference including the Seeds for Change service project and the economy and veterans tracks. Points of Light also worked closely with Chase on its Volunteer Leadership program, providing training and consulting work and projects in partnership with HandsOn Network affiliates across the country.
Points of Light’s Leadership Partner Program recognizes and engages companies and business leaders whose social responsibility investments have resulted in significant advancement of its mission to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world.