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December 16, 2015

Companies Weave Employee Giving Into Corporate DNA, Report Says

The new study on trends in employee-centered corporate philanthropy finds a "dramatic shift" in the past two years toward making giving programs a core component of the workplace environment, Forbes writes. Employees now expect community engagement to be part of company ideology, not just an optional perk, according to the "Snapshot 2015" report by America's Charities, a nonprofit that connects charities with businesses and government offices for giving opportunities.

The Forbes article lists six major takeaways from America's Charities' third annual assessment of employee-focused giving, including the emergence of volunteerism as the key component of corporate philanthropy, millennials' high expectations that their work experience will include community engagement, and the growing presence of small and midsize companies in such efforts.

Read a Chronicle of Philanthropy article on how millennial workers are shaping companies' approach to volunteering.