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Save the Children works with corporations on multi-tiered employee engagement activities that are linked to our global and local community-based partnership programs. Employee engagement activities support an organization's social responsibility strategy in alignment with key business initiatives in priority markets.
A range of engagement opportunities involve employees at the company-wide, team-based, employee and management levels with varying degrees of commitment.
Key Benefits of Global Employee Engagement:
Save the Children invites you to explore employee engagement in connection with an existing partnership program or as an extension of a company-wide engagement process.
For more information and pricing please contact: Lynn Spreadbury, Employee Engagement Manager at 203.221.4014.
Secondments are personalized engagements offering intensive, one-on-one experiences that enhance professional growth, business learning and cross-cultural understanding outside of the home country. Opportunities exist at Save the Children's head office and field locations for corporate employees trained in a variety of technical disciplines. Key projects are identified to match the skills of seconded employees and immerse them in many facets of international development. Each secondment provides employees with a meaningful opportunity to participate in their company's social responsibility efforts at a highly involved level. Save the Children has worked successfully with seconded employees from GlaxoSmithKline, Twinings and Wrigley.
We work with employees based in countries outside of their headquarters to develop volunteer opportunities in the local community. These half- or full-day activities are extensions of social responsibility initiatives that the partnership encompasses. Local employees are also invited to help country offices organize community-or school-based events around 'days' that raise awareness of critical health, hunger and hygiene issues — such as Global Handwashing Day and World Hunger Day. Projects can be timed to coincide with annual calendars for global volunteerism to engage staff in making a difference in their immediate community.
Employees are invited to participate in local community fundraising events to build awareness and generate much-needed funds to support Save the Children's work in the United States and around the world. Teams choose from a variety of sports ideas including marathons, cycling and international mountaineering climbing challenges. Fundraising is a popular activity and can be combined with a regional visit to the program that the funds are supporting.
Save the Children program experts are available to visit corporate offices and host lunchtime presentations. Topics include global health, hunger and education trends, updates on partnership projects — as well as frontline reporting from emergency response programs. Experts come prepared to engage employees with videos, photo essays and community engagement toolkits for interactive "show and tell."
Employees can learn about your philanthropic work through a Save the Children dedicated partnership microsite. The microsite includes information on community needs, our programmatic response and key outcomes achieved — as well as interactive maps and educational games.
Special circumstances may call for volunteer resources in the aftermath of an emergency. Invitations may be extended to employees to help prepare kits of relief materials, volunteer in our signature Child-Friendly Spaces or help retrofit temporary schools. Association with our emergency response efforts highlights your company's corporate citizenship in an emergency context to employees, customers, civil society organizations and local government officials.
With limited non-profit resources, Save the Children welcomes partnerships with corporations and firms that can provide staff with world-class management, business and technology experience on a pro-bono basis, or at a significantly reduced cost to the agency. Save the Children recognizes and credits partners with shared successes.
Advocacy and leadership is at the heart of Save the Children's mission. By uniting our efforts with those of a corporate partner, we create effective and lasting change in favor of children's rights. Partnering with Save the Children on shared activism goals enables your company to be recognized as a leader in corporate social responsibility. Opportunities also exist for high-potential talent to join a network of young activists, age 25-34, that lead online and on the ground engagement efforts for Save the Children.
Last Updated April 2012