Are you struggling to implement engaging, impactful employee volunteer programs? We’ve all been there — demonstrating the value of community programming is a challenge, and other priorities like profit, sales, and growth wind up taking center stage. Although community is one of the six qualities of a Small Giant, many purpose-driven organizations struggle to implement successful employee volunteer programs that actually boost community involvement.
Several years ago, imageOne began offering employees Community Days — one paid day off a year to volunteer for any cause or organization of their choosing. Although team members thought it was an attractive benefit in theory, few were actually taking advantage of their allotted paid volunteer time off. It's not that they were against the idea or were bad people (no way, our team is amazing!) — it was because we hadn't demonstrated the value that makes it an organizational priority.
Small Giants share six common qualities: purpose, leadership, culture, finance, relationships, and community. While qualities like company culture and effective leadership are hot topics in the business community, many wonder what role community relationships have in building a great company.
May 16th - 19th, 2017, more than 150 leaders took to Detroit for our annual gathering of values-driven leaders. #SGCSummit2017 immersed participants in two full days packed with interactive workshops, authentic, engaging panels, and honest storytelling from practitioners in our Long Story Short talks.
Our annual Summit is a unique, relationship-based experience, defined by a shared spirit of meaningful networking, vulnerability, and connection. A picture’s worth a thousands words - check out our photo gallery of the Summit in action, courtesy of Rooney & Company.