Leveraging donation dollars
both a company's grant dollars and its employees' time and talent to the same
causes can produce results far greater than either could do on their own.
- Many companies find that a solid volunteerism
program can be an important employee recruitment and retention tool
A Stable Commitment
- Worksite Mentoring is a relatively inexpensive
way to make a huge contribution to community
- Many worksite mentoring programs have become mainstays within
the company. They often allow a company to maintain or even increase its commitment
to the community even in lean economic times, when it might not be able to increase
its charitable grant dollars. This is because of the leveraging of dollars with
employee time, as well as the optional nature of many budget line items.
- Programs foster team spirit and allow people to get to
know their colleagues outside the workplace.
Employee Growth / New skills
- Volunteer opportunities encourage employees to take the lead.
- Employees are challenged
to learn new skills that may help them in their careers. Employees who serve as
mentors can develop supervisory skills and learn to work with young people.
- Programs help increase morale, as the company
supports employees striving to make a difference in the lives of youth.
"Thank you Cristi, Rey, Juli and Tony for all your work behind the scenes to
make this program possible and so very special. It is one of the things about
working at HBO that means the most to me."
"I have learned the importance of being committed, persistent, and responsible,
if I want to become successful, even though I still don't know what I want to