YourCause Reports 62% Growth in 2015 Volunteer Hours Logged Within Platform
YourCause LLC, provider of CSRconnect Employee Engagement Platform, saw a 62% growth in the total hours volunteered to non-profit organizations logged within CSRconnect from 2014 to 2015. The 8.5 million hours – an increase from 5.2 million hours volunteered in 2014 – is a direct result of over 1.4 million unique users logging volunteer hours, which also represents a 48% increase in total individuals volunteering during the same period. On average, employees engaging in volunteer efforts grew their volunteer hours by nearly 10%, resulting in 6.04 hours volunteered per individual.
In 2015, corporations increased their attention for engaging employees in volunteer opportunities by elevating various program financial incentives, on average, by 15%. Over the course of the year, such volunteer enticements as the YourCause volunteer grants and proprietary CauseCard program incentives, resulted in more than $8.2 million in additional donations delivered to 106,220 qualified non-profit organizations.
“By understanding the data, and their respective trends in the CSR marketplace, our entire team is better able to take on an advisory role as we continue to support our clients’ programs and future plans. Our trusted advisory model is key in developing long-term relationships with our clients, as well as ensuring ongoing successes in achieving their philanthropic, volunteerism, engagement, and overall CSR goals” said Matt Combs, Founder & CEO of YourCause. “Since the beginning, I have committed to remaining transparent with our clients, support, employees and users as we grow total participation in all areas – which served as the key driver to the launch of our public Performance Review program.”
The YourCause 2015 Performance Review was created as a high-level report and evaluation of four key business areas: 1) overall employee engagement platform performance, 2) volunteering, 3) giving activity and 4) company demographics. From the ongoing growth of the platform, and more specifically within each key business area, the Performance Review makes publicly available the company’s increases within each area.
“Our internal focus on innovation plays a critical role in driving the growth of our product, allowing us to collaboratively work with our clients to best understand their programmatic needs, all the while delivering the level of global impact that we know is possible as a result of our platform capabilities,” commented Wes Hendrix, Director of Product Innovation. “The results posted in the YourCause 2015 Performance Review are an indicator that we’re having some success in meeting our overall mission.”
Read the YourCause 2015 Performance Review in its entirety.