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Deloitte Volunteer IMPACT Research

For several years, the Deloitte Volunteer IMPACT research series has focused on measuring important aspects of corporate community engagement. Highlights of research findings include:

2013 Research

Survey results indicate that skills-based volunteering experience provides a marketability edge for those seeking gainful employment. The findings support the value HR executives place on skilled volunteering, as well as its relevance for college graduates and veterans transitioning to civilian life.

Executive Summary: 2013 Volunteer IMPACT Survey

Data Table: 2013 Volunteer IMPACT Survey Key Results

Research Summaries to Date: Volunteer IMPACT Research Series

2011 Research

Survey findings reveal that millennials who frequently participate in workplace volunteer activities are more likely to be proud, loyal and satisfied employees, as compared to those who rarely or never volunteer. These and other findings suggest a link between volunteerism and several drivers of employee perceptions of positive corporate culture.

News Release: Millennial Mindset: Deloitte Survey Finds Workers Who Frequently Volunteer Are Happier with Career Progression

Executive Summary: 2011 Volunteer IMPACT Survey

2010 Research

Corporate America is realizing the power of workplace volunteerism, viewing it as a means to make a real social difference. However, while companies have set high expectations for volunteerism and are increasingly turning to employees to help them make a significant social impact, measurement and accountability are lacking.

News Release: Deloitte survey finds businesses believe volunteerism has power to make real difference, but finds disconnect between expectations and actions

Executive Summary: 2010 Volunteer IMPACT Survey

2009 Research

Both nonprofits and corporations are overlooking a high-impact opportunity to leverage pro bono and skilled volunteer support to offset a decline in corporate giving dollars.

Executive Summary2009 Volunteer IMPACT Survey 

2008 Research

Companies invest heavily in training and development. But as corporate America deals with a shaky economy, human resource professionals are facing intense pressure to develop more cost-effective, high impact training and development programs to prepare the next generation of leaders. A solution may be found in an unlikely place – the corporate volunteer program.

Executive Summary2008 Volunteer IMPACT Survey 

2007 Research

Companies that help Generation Y employees volunteer their workplace skills to nonprofits can gain recruiting advantages: Nearly two-thirds of Gen Y employees surveyed prefer companies that let them volunteer skills, but fewer than one-third of them think their companies have compelling volunteer programs.

2006 Research 

Volunteers and nonprofits are overlooking opportunities to maximize their impact: 77 percent of nonprofits say they believe that skilled volunteers could significantly improve their organization’s business practices. Yet just 12 percent of nonprofits actually put volunteers to work on such assignments.

Executive Summary2006 Deloitte/Points of Light Volunteer IMPACT Study

2005 Research

There is a link between volunteering and professional success. Our survey found that 86 percent of employed Americans said volunteering can have a positive impact on their careers. And nearly four of five respondents saw volunteering as an opportunity to develop business skills including decision-making, problem-solving and negotiating.

Survey Results2005 Deloitte Volunteer IMPACT Survey

2004 Research

Corporate community involvement influences employment decisions. The survey found that 72 percent of Americans want to work for companies that support charitable causes.

Survey Results2004 Community Involvement Survey Results


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