Points of Light, a nonpartisan, global nonprofit dedicated to accelerating people-powered change, launched The Civic 50 annual survey on Dec. 3, 2021 which will remain open through Apr. 1, 2022. Points of Light will host a webinar on Friday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. ET, for interested companies. The survey and additional information can be accessed on the applicant information page, including key dates, FAQ, eligibility requirements and a list of survey questions.
Marking the 10th anniversary year, The Civic 50 recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation as determined by an annual survey administered by True Impact. Since it was launched in 2012, the program has served as a roadmap for good corporate citizenship, and showcases how committed companies are moving social impact, civic engagement and community to the center of their business.
The Civic 50 honorees are public and private companies with U.S. operations and revenues of at least $1 billion, and are selected based on four dimensions of their U.S. community engagement program:
- Investment: How the company strategically invests its resources in community engagement and social impact, including employee time and skills, cash, in-kind giving and public leadership.
- Integration: How the company integrates its community engagement and social impact programs throughout its business functions and interests (i.e., “does well by doing good”).
- Institutionalization: How the company institutionalizes its community engagement and social impact programs through organizational policies, systems, and incentives.
- Impact: How the company measures the social and business impact outcomes of its community engagement and social impact programs.
In 2021, Points of Light also introduced new questions in The Civic 50 survey to better understand companies’ progress on commitments to racial equity and their communities.
The Civic 50 survey is administered by True Impact, a company specializing in helping organizations maximize and measure their social and business value. The survey instrument consists of quantitative and multiple-choice questions that inform The Civic 50 scoring process. For more information, please visit: www.pointsoflight.org/the-civic-50.
About Points of Light:
Points of Light is a nonpartisan, global nonprofit organization that inspires, equips, and mobilizes millions of people to take action that changes the world. We envision a world in which every individual discovers the power to make a difference, creating healthy communities in vibrant, participatory societies. Through 177 affiliates across 38 countries, and in partnership with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 16 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most. For more information, visit www.pointsoflight.org.
About True Impact:
True Impact is a web-based measurement and reporting tool for charitable investments. Companies and their nonprofit partners use True Impact to measure the social impact of grants, volunteerism and other philanthropic investments to demonstrate success and identify opportunities for improvement. True Impact can be used as a stand-alone tool, or as an integrated add-on module with any grants or volunteer management system. For more information, visit www.trueimpact.com.