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Workplace Giving Works! Make it Work for You

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LBG surveyed more than 50 companies to find out what makes a workplace giving program work.  Work for your employees, work for your company, and work for your community.

Workplace Giving Works! Make It Work for You
, the all-new research report from LBG Research Institute and LBG Associates, will guide you in making your workplace giving program top-notch. Find out:

  • The type of workplace giving program that sends participation through the roof
  • If your donor rates are above or below average
  • How companies like yours measure success
  • The importance of listening to your employees
  • What matching workplace gifts can do to results
  • The impact of the economy on workplace giving last year
  • PLUS...a special section on what nonprofits think about workplace giving
Get key statistics, benchmarking data, easy-to-read charts and graphs and exclusive analysis for just $49.95.

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 Motivating Volunteering in Tough Times



In these tighter times, many companies are viewing employee volunteerism as a cost-effective way to continue to make an impact in their communities. But what is motivating employees to volunteer right now? If you don't know, or haven't checked in with your employees to find out, you may have some surprises in store.

We understand that there's an urgent need to help companies make crucial decisions about ways to bring their volunteer programs more in line with today's economic realities--and employees' needs and desires. This NEW research study from LBG Associates and LBG Research Institute is designed to provide you with that help, by answering the following questions:

  • Are employees more driven to volunteer during this recession, or are they so depressed that they are in a state of inertia?
  • Are employees afraid to use workday-based programs, such as skills-based, pro bono, or paid time off, for fear of losing/jeopardizing their jobs?
  • Just what is inspiring employees to volunteer during these challenging economic times?

LBG's new research report is unique in that it includes both the voice of the employee volunteer manager AND the employee. By comparing research from both groups, this study provides a much-needed and robust view of today's volunteering landscape.

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Making the Most of What We Have: Corporate Giving in the New Economy



Making the Most of What We Have: Corporate Giving in the New Economy is a brand-new study from LBG Research Institute that shows how community involvement professionals are coping with the challenges in 2009. Budget are down more than expected, but philanthropy is far from dead, having changed focus to marshalling all resources to help communities in need. Find out how much corporate giving budgets have declined and what CI professionals are doing to counteract that decline. Discover the challenges most on the mind of giving professionals and how they plan to make the most of what they have. Publication date: August 2009.

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Doing More With Less: How the Economic Downturn Will Impact Corporate Giving in 2009

Doing More with Less Report

Doing More With Less: How the Economic Downturn Will Impact Corporate Giving in 2009
is a fall 2008 study from LBG Research Institute that shows how community involvement professionals perceive the challenges ahead for them in 2009. Find out how much corporate giving budgets are expected to decline, which charities are expected to gain, and which may see reduced corporate support. Also, discover the challenges most on the mind of giving professionals and how they plan to do more with less. Publication date: December 2008.

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Trends and Best Practices in Corporate Community Involvement

Trends and Best Practices in Corporate Community Involvement

Trends & Best Practices in Corporate Community Involvement presents the extensive findings of a comprehensive survey of the community involvement programs of 35 major U.S. corporations. Originally designed to update LBG Associates’ 1998 Best Practices in Corporate Community Relations report, this landmark community involvement study goes well beyond the 1998 report, and is unprecedented in its scope, detail, and analysis.

The report examines the following topics in detail:
  • The business case for corporate citizenship;
  • Structure and governance of the CI department and the foundation;
  • Charitable giving program types and budgets;
  • Employee-directed giving;
  • Employee volunteerism;
  • Sponsorships, memberships, and signature programs;
  • Disaster relief;
  • Measurement and evaluation; and
  • Communication.

Each section of this report comprises three sections:

Overview: Provides a broad look at the topic and information about the section’s contents.

Survey Results: Details the statistical findings derived from the responses to the survey questions for each topic area, including numerous charts and tables that can be easily used for benchmarking a company in very specific community involvement areas.

Trends & Best Practices: Highlights the significant trends revealed by the survey participants’ responses, plus provides recommended best practices.

With its 130-plus pages of benchmarking data, trend analysis, and best practice guidelines, this report is more than a reflection of the state of community relations: It is a tool for companies looking to gauge their CI performance, and a reference that can help elevate community involvement/community relations activities to an even higher level. Publication date: 2007.

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Global Community Involvement

Global Community Involvement

As Corporate America becomes more international in scope and the focus on philanthropy and corporate citizenship grows, many companies are seeking assistance in developing a global community involvement program or enhancing/modifying their U.S. program for expansion overseas. This research report is designed to provide that assistance.

Global Community Involvement
examines the global CI practices of more than 20 U.S. multinationals (MNCs), 40 of their overseas locations in 15 countries, and the practices of foreign companies.  The study covers a number of community involvement areas and includes details on:
  • The business case for community involvement;
  • CI department structure;
  • Charitable giving;
  • Employee volunteerism;
  • Sponsorships and signature programs;
  • Disaster relief;
  • Measurement and evaluation; and
  • Communication.

In addition, more than 20 pages are devoted to detailing the current tax legislation and the philanthropic and volunteer activities in a number of countries--including Australia, China, India, Poland, and many others.

Global Community Involvement is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in building or sustaining a global CI program. The findings of this study have resulted in the development of a best-in-class paradigm for global giving that will help companies deal with the complex challenges involved in developing a global CI program. (140 pages) Publication date: 2007.

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