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Community Involvement Study

Conducted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, this research study explores how companies are investing in corporate giving and employee volunteering and how these community involvement efforts connect to overall business.

Key research findings reveal: 

  • Community involvement contributes to key business goals including improved reputation and the attraction and retention of employees.
  • Nearly 90 percent of the companies that measure the connection between volunteer participation and employee engagement found a positive correlation between participation and engagement scores.
  • Companies are increasingly tying their community involvement efforts to their business strategy, and prioritizing social goals that are most relevant to their operating contexts.


  • 236 companies
  • Mostly U.S. based medium and large companies
  • Conducted Jan. 22 – Feb. 19, 2015
  • Conducted 11 times since 1995



Community Involvement: A road map to deliver value to business & society

Corporate giving and employee volunteering are the major dimensions of community involvement, and can deliver significant value to both business and society. 

Tweet: #Corporategiving and employee #volunteering can deliver significant value            to both the business and society.

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  • The full report
  • Executive summary
  • PowerPoint presentation of key findings
  • 13 presentations segmented by industry

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Community Involvement Study: Executive Summary

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