Measuring Effective Employee Volunteer Programs

Whether tapping the enthusiasm and talent of employees in St. Louis or Singapore, research shows that creating service opportunities isn't only benefiting communities in meaningful ways; it's enhancing businesses, too. 

conf2014_day1_2.jpgGeorge Luc, center, of Give Pulse, and fellow corporate citizenship professionals, listen to the pre-conference presentation.

On June 16, during a training session before the Conference on Volunteering and Service, the Points of Light Corporate Institute released a new resource that will help employee volunteer program (EVP) leaders evaluate and track the impact of their community engagement programs.

“Seven Practices of Effective Employee Volunteer Programs: An Evaluation Framework,” offers a comprehensive set of metrics that employee volunteer leaders can use to evaluate their progress across each of the seven practices of effective EVPs – including leadership, employee engagement and partnerships.

Measurement and evaluation was a hot topic at Sunday’s training for corporate citizenship professionals on the basics of effective employee volunteer programs.

Sally Ehrenfried, a speaker at the session and manager of philanthropy and volunteer engagement at Blackbaud Inc., said, “Whether you’re looking to create or grow your company’s EVP, this (Points of Light) resource provides (corporate social responsibility) professionals with the tools they need to implement and scale an EVP with a focus on measurement and results.”

At Points of Light, we are committed to providing resources for community-minded companies looking to build and expand effective employee volunteer programs. Our research initiatives are helping to build a standardized and accepted framework to help measure and understand the value that corporate volunteerism has for communities, businesses and the employees who serve.

From special features like this one, to national recognition platforms like The Civic 50 and the Corporate Award of Excellence to sector benchmarking efforts with A Billion + Change, Points of Light is proud to help you demonstrate the powerful impact of volunteer service.

Access the report online here.