For example, retirees only volunteer 8% of their hours virtually and technology companies had the highest percent virtual volunteer hours at 44%. For the second year in a row, employees continue to favor individual volunteer events over group events. We believe this points to the need for employees to get involved in a way they feel comfortable with and as they find time in their busy schedules. Consider creating a hybrid approach to your volunteering program by offering virtual and in-person.
When is employee engagement higher?
When analyzing enterprise size or industry engagement we can see employee participation in volunteering has increased for some companies. For example, companies with less than 1,000 employees saw an increase in volunteer engagement from 19% to ~26%. Percentile rankings for the different engagement metrics by enterprise size are provided so companies can benchmark where their programs align with their peers.
When looking at program trends we see higher engagement rates for companies that offer both giving and volunteering. For the last three years, the combined engagement rate has been higher for companies using Resource Groups in CSRconnect. This shows that groups drive engagement with giving and/or volunteering. Make sure to look through the program trends section for insights on pledge campaigns vs. year-round giving, charity preferences, disaster campaigns, use of engagement elements and corporate grantmaking programs.
Companies and their employees make an impact around the world.
The report shows geographic insights with performance data broken down by continent and employee work country. Most continents saw an increase in average annual employee donation amount and Asia continues to lead in volunteering engagement rate. This year we sorted the data for employees’ work country and show the top five countries by average gift per donor and average volunteer hours.
We continue to expand our partnerships to create the largest global charity database. NPOconnect provides a central database of nonprofits for companies and their employees to support through programs within CSRconnect and/or GrantsConnect. Approximately 5.1 million charities from around the world are available for employees to support for volunteering, request vetting and offline giving and over 1.7 million vetted charities are available for securely sending donations or grant awards.