The CorpsGiving Foundation engages in research programs regarding the impact of corporate social responsibility and corporate engagement in the community.


Would you like Your Company to Participate in research on Corporate Volunteering? 

Despite almost a third of U.S. corporations engaging in some form of employee volunteer programs (EVP), the link between EVP and benefits to corporations remains elusive. Researchers state that employee volunteerism is “desperately in need of theory” but no proof of the ROI of the EVP to the firm currently exists. 

CorpsGiving Foundation is working to change that and is seeking a firm to partner/participate in a scientific study. The study will examine the impacts of EVPS on employee attitudes and behaviors to uncover the mechanism through which EVP activities might influence a firm’s performance. It will be the first of its kind to empirically measure the impact of EVP on firm performance.  

Unlike consultants who may be biased to find results to support their work, this research is being conducted by an unbiased third party, the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, which adheres to the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 45, Part 46, for the Protection of Human Subjects issued by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The CorpsGiving Foundation, a premier logistical facilitator of EVP, was invited and has agreed to participate in this study. It will be assisting by facilitating data collection with a participating firm, and may assist in the design and execution of an EVP for the firm if necessary.

To learn more about the study or get involved, please fill out our contact form.


Some Cases for Employee Volunteer Programs: 

  • Case Foundation's Millennial Impact Project, has studied the Millennial generation since 2009 including their engagement with causes and their preferences for involvement and culture in the workplace. The reports have been downloaded more than 85,000 times and this research has been featured and referenced in hundreds of publications. 
  • 2017 Gen Z CSR Study: How to Speak Gen Z. Gen Z has gotten a bad rap Yes, their faces may be glued to their smartphones, but don't mistake that for disinterest. This is a group of early adopters, digital natives, and energized advocates. They'll also account for 40% of consumers globally by 2020 — 2.56 billion people. Their expectations of companies to address important social and environmental issues are high but how they want to get involved differs from other generations. And, if you think they're "too young" to get engaged, think again.
  • Cone Communications' Millennial Employee Engagement Study (2016) reveals that meaningful engagement around CSR is a business – and bottom line – imperative, impacting a company’s ability to appeal to, retain and inspire Millennial talent. More than any other generation, Millennials see a company’s commitment to responsible business practices as a key factor to their employment decisions.
  • Over the past few years, discussion in corporate circles on the topic of "Purpose" has centered on a single key question: 'Why do we exist?" EY has been at the forefront of driving this discussion through the EY Beacon Institute, a community of executives, entrepreneurs, and luminaries exchanging leading practices, research, and ideas to redefine what it means to be a successful company. The results so far are compelling; purpose-led companies significantly outperform their peers. 
  • Demand for purpose-driven marketing is at an all-time high, but the integration of purpose into the growth strategies and plans of brands can be hindered by unclear business logic and challenging management practices. The Practice of Purpose Project is the result of a research partnership between Sustainable Brands and the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business. Through this research, readers will learn what competing on Social Purpose is and why it matters; important barriers and unique challenges you will face when seeking to compete on purpose; and a series of practices that are particularly important when managing purpose-driving brands and programs.