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Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Community involvement is the power to bring positive, measurable change to both the communities in which you operate and to your business. Community involvement examples include in-kind and financial donations, employee volunteer days, enduring nonprofit partnerships, and more. The business case for corporate community involvement has never been stronger.

In fact, the benefits of corporate community involvement are two-fold, providing positive returns to local charitable organizations and neighborhoods and boosting company performance indicators, such as reputation and employee engagement. As your company builds partnerships and working relationships with local community nonprofits and service-based organizations, neighborhoods are strengthened.

Corporate community involvement programs can provide your company with a platform for showcasing products, employee competencies, and your firm's values. There are even ways to promote networking and skill-building among employees while you are strengthening your community. Companies that use corporate citizenship to strengthen community partnerships are not only able to foster a workplace culture deepens employee commitment, but are also able to build enduring relationships in the communities within which they do business, a quality that benefits both companies and communities alike.

The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is here to help you develop an effective corporate community involvement program. Below is a sample of the community involvement examples and research we offer our members.

Meet Our Community Involvement Affinity Group

As BCCCC members, these companies and their CSR executives are part of an ongoing conversation about corporate community involvement. Meet the Group

Corporate Community Involvement Resources & Research

Community Involvement 2021: What's on Your Radar? This study explores shifting trends in employee volunteering, corporate giving, and other means of corporate community involvement.

ONLINE COURSE: Corporate Giving Enroll in this self-paced, online course and learn how to design your company’s giving strategy, specifically: how to determine the right portfolio mix, how to select and evaluate partners, how to measure outcomes, and more.

Webinar | C.I. Report Release 2021 Listen in as leading CSR practitioners discuss how companies are investing in Community involvement efforts AND how these efforts are contributing to the financial success of forward-thinking companies.

Going global with community involvement THE CORPORATE CITIZEN | WINTER 2022: Companies share best practices for implementing giving and volunteering programs abroad.

Corporate citizenship leads to happier and more committed employees RESEARCH BRIEF - Employees with favorable perceptions of their organization's corporate citizenship tend to experience higher levels of self-efficacy, hope, and optimism about work.

Inclusion & Diversity in Grantmaking At the January 2022 Member Meetup, we focused on how companies are incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into their grantmaking process—from eliminating unconscious bias to multi-year commitments that address systemic issues.

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