Points of Light Seeks the Most Community-Minded Companies in the United States

Points of Light has opened The Civic 50 survey, an annual initiative that recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States. Now in its seventh year, The Civic 50 serves to recognize stronger corporate commitment to community through engagement, volunteerism, and social impact strategies.  

Participation in The Civic 50 survey is open to companies with revenue of $1 billion or higher, that are prioritizing community-building, enhancing corporate citizenship, and delivering innovative employee volunteer programs.

“Points of Light recognizes the key role that businesses play as leaders in their communities and stewards of resources,” said Natalye Paquin, president and CEO, Points of Light. “We’re proud to continue working with leading companies in understanding how they continue to prioritize their impact on doing social good through their investments. As we see each year, the momentum is growing for more and more companies to focus on this work.”

The Civic 50 serves as a roadmap, to view trends over time, and help see changes and leaders in corporate service. Honorees from The Civic 50 in 2018 are leading in prioritizing community-building and corporate citizenship. Findings from last year’s survey show:

  • 70% have taken national leadership positions on public education or policy efforts, while employees have volunteered more than 13 million hours.
  • Employee volunteer program participation is increasing, with 100% supporting individual and group volunteer recognition.
  • 60% measure employee engagement as a business outcome.

A technical assistance webinar will be held on the survey launch day, Thursday, Dec. 13, at 12 p.m. Applications will be accepted Dec. 13, 2018, through March 15, 2019. Results will be announced at the Points of Light Conference in June. Visit Civic50.org to register for the technical assistance webinar and participate in the survey.

The Civic 50 survey is an initiative of Points of Light and is powered by True Impact, a web-based measurement tool and benchmarking network for the charitable sector.

For more information, visit Civic50.org or email civic50@pointsoflight.org.

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