Now, more than ever, businesses and corporations are embracing service programs, lending their most valuable assets – the time, talent, skills and enthusiasm of their employees – to help the nonprofit sector make a difference in their communities. Yet even as many companies expand their community engagement, many don’t have the tools necessary to formalize a program.
Last fall, Points of Light brought its business-oriented services under one roof and launched the Corporate Institute as the go-to destination for companies of all sizes that want to engage their employees and customers in service to their communities.
The Corporate Institute offers a range of services to provide companies with tailored help to develop and implement innovative programming in their communities. Services involve training and consulting, mobilizing employees and customers to serve in the community, managing projects, developing recognition opportunities, technology portals and evaluating results.
The Corporate Institute also manages nationally recognized platforms and key initiatives with partners to advance services opportunities:
- Center for Employee Volunteerism (formerly the Business Membership Program): the premier membership program for employee volunteer management professionals
- Corporate Service Council (CSC): comprised of leaders from the nation’s largest and most successful companies committed to increasing civic impact through volunteers
- The Civic 100: partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship and Bloomberg News, a nationwide survey to rank and recognize corporations that demonstrate leadership and investment in civic engagement
- A Billion + Change: national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars of skills-based volunteer services from corporate America
For more information, come to the many business track offerings here in Chicago, or contact us at 404-979-2900 or [email protected].