In our first year we have activated 7,052 employees, of which, 55 achieved 8+ hours of giving, and 50 who have achieved 20+ hours of giving, for a total of 4,001 total hours given to the community by J.B. Hunt. We are happy with our success so far and would not have gained momentum on our community engagement and giving efforts without an all-in-one system to help us cultivate and built community relationships.
Corporate Social Responsibility Platform
All-in-one solution to help organize your corporate social responsibility initiatives to include employee volunteer engagement, donation matching, and grant management
Leverage our volunteer and event management platform to coordinate all of your company-wide and regional giving initiatives
70K+ Community Partners
We work with over 70K+ community partner agencies who actively leverage our system so they can communicate with you for potential partnerships
Browsing, Searching & Filtering
Use our map, calendar or list view to see all community partners and agencies available throughout the nation. Sort, filter or even search by keywords, skills and causes to find and partner with relevant organizations
Events & Volunteer Management
Expose capabilities for your company clubs and diversity groups to manage all their events and opportunities, track registration and rsvps, communicate with users and add new employees and administrators
Volunteer Time Off
Set up a Volunteer Time-Off policy and use our platform to streamline management approval when an employee requests time-off
Using Timeslots, our interactive calendar allows employees to select a certain timeframe, prompting follow up questions to then notify the reporting manager for approval
Define the volunteer-time-off with the Timeslots Calendar and customize the workflow and text revolving around the policy
Based on the manager chart or hierarchy of who the employee reports to, managers will automatically be informed whenever an employee requests VTO. Details of the selected time and agency will be displayed for the manager to approve or deny
Donation & Fundraising Management
Set up company matching, ACH or automatic payroll processing so donations can be done by the individual employee or set up with your existing payroll or HR system
Individual & Group Donations
Empower your team to set up individual or group donation campaigns to support community organizations or causes. Employees can contribute via direct withdrawal or credit card with the lowest processing fees in the industry
Set up a regional or company-wide crowdfunding campaign goal to challenge employees, groups and departments to commit to a fundraising goal, and expose the leaderboard to track the progress and gamify it
Payroll Processing and Company Matching
Let us integrate with your payroll processing system so that we can allow employees to deduct from their payroll to donate to United Way or similar campaigns, or an approved 501c(3) non-profit organization. In the instance the business has an initiative to do a company match we can customize to automatically apply it to the total amount
Leverage our survey and grant management system to define grants for specific initiatives, track and report on them
Set up a unique grant with custom fields and expose the link for grantees to submit and apply for the grant
Whenever a partner applies for the grant, share the application with other stakeholders to review, process and score
Tracking & Reporting
Have one place to keep track of the grants applications, review process and the total amount funded
Work with our experienced client success advocates to help guide you in implementing your Corporate Social Responsibility initiative
Using a number of different partner services (e.g., Guidestar and the IRS) we are able to confirm and verify the identity of certain organizations
To receive donations in our platform, we also partner with various banking and payment platforms that help add an extra layer of verification
Our platform gives you the ability to vet non-profits, schools, universities, city entities, foundations and other partners. Once vetted these partners become an official affiliate, exposing their opportunities and campaigns to your employees
Ideas for being a remote volunteer
There are many projects, activities, and tasks that can be done remotely with or without requiring technology tools. Here are some ideas for remote volunteering.
Comfort of the Home
Many groups and individuals would prefer to complete a project or remote opportunity from the comfort of their home. In these instances, making sure that the project is well-defined and spells out exactly what needs to be done will help ensure a positive outcome for all parties volunteering remotely. For example, clear and explicit directions for sewing a facemask can be provided, making it easy for individuals to help the organization without needing to ask for additional assitance. When the facemasks are done, they can be delivered to the organization from a distance.
Different Sites, Placements or Locations
Many organizations define remote opportunities as those that require volunteers to engage at a location other than the organization's headquarters. In other words, a volunteer will check in at one location and do the actual volunteer work at another location. For example, if you volunteer for a nonprofit working with K-12 schools, the check-in process may be at this nonprofit, or remotely at the school in which the mentoring is completed.
Virtual Volunteering uses technology (computer, internet, online chat system & webinar) to facilitate the completion of the project or task at hand. Virtual volunteer opportunities are almost always remote
Search for remote, virtual, or pro bono projects and opportunities on GivePulse
We provide a clearinghouse of virtual and remote opportunities for individuals and groups to find project-based opportunities, activities and tasks. Users are able to search, sort and filter through the various opportunities.
You can navigate to the Get Involved search page, which allows you to input search criteria in order to narrow the opportunities that populate. From the GivePulse search page, you can filter by Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), causes, skills and other criteria to refine the search.
On the Get Involved search page, you can filter by emergencies, causes, skills, SDGs, availability, timeframes, and more. Administrators can also add metadata, provide further description and context, and improve search keywords.
For a general search, you can go here. For opportunities related to COVID-19 response you can navigate to COVID-19 Search. For emergencies, you can go to Emergencies. For virtual/remote projects and opportunities you can go to Virtual Search. Be it a virtual opportunity, an emergency related taskforce or an opportunity to apply your skills pro bono, opportunities are available through this search. For opportunities that you can't find, please contact us via our https://support.givepulse.com. For administrators of nonprofits, please list your opportunity here
It's imperative that all volunteers, donors and individuals who anticipate interacting with others either physically distance themselves or ensure that they are healthy, capable and willing. Individuals who meet these health requirements can get involved now here.
Wash Hands and Be Clean
The CDC recommends that you wash your hands regularly and thoroughly, particularly after sneezing or coughing, when caring for the sick, before, after, and during food preparation, before eating, after use of toilets, when hands are visibly dirty, and after handling animals. Washing hands often and thoroughly (for at least 20 seconds) will help to prevent the spread of the virus, both to yourself and others. Avoid touching your face. If you cannot wash your hands, frequently use an alcohol-based hand rub/sanitizer.
Cover Coughs and Sneezes
Always cover your coughs and sneezes with your inner elbow or a tissue (if into a tissue, please dispose immediately and wash your hands). Droplets can spread the virus; good respiratory hygiene helps to protect those around you from the potential spread of the virus. This is particularly true given that droplets can remain on surfaces long after you have left, leaving all those who come into contact vulnerable.
Physical (also known as Social) Distancing
Maintaining six feet of physical distance can prevent the spread of virus, as this is how far droplets travel after a cough or a sneeze. Physical distance can protect you and those around you alike. Note: while this has been referred to as social distancing, increasingly the term physical distancing is being preferred, as social connection is of particular importance at this time.
Making a center, workspace and activity safe, clean and welcoming
It's imperative that all centers, programs and initiatives have procedures and ongoing tasks in place to protect the health and safety of volunteers, donors, clients and members of the community. Coordinators and admins who are prepared can publish or list opportunities for virtual experiences or the COVID-19 option here.
Wipe Down Center
It is uncertain how long coronavirus can last on surfaces (for this and other information, see the WHO FAQs: https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses). In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus for those in your center, wipe it down with alcohol-based disinfectants both before and after it is in use. If you are using a tablet for volunteer check-in, make sure to sanitize it regularly. If volunteers or employees are using shared computers or tools, make sure they wash their hands regularly, use hand sanitizer, and wipe down their stations before and after use as well.
Tools & Supplies Clean-up
It is also recommended the organization ensures all tools (laptops, tablets, phones, supplies and stationary) be wiped or cleaned per usage or activity. At the same time, individuals and groups who are committed to a program or activity should double check their workspace and tools are cleaned to protect their own safety and health.
Provide Disinfectant Wipes and Hand Sanitizing Solutions
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are almost as effective as hand-washing (although we always recommend that volunteers, employees, and clients wash their hands for at least 20 seconds as often as possible). Provide this to anyone engaging in your organization’s space to avoid transmission of the virus. In addition, provide disinfectant wipes so that any droplets containing the virus can be removed before individuals touch surfaces.