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March 9, 2017

Not volunteering for work, but rather with work. It is now commonplace for businesses to offer a day or two off (or more!) for employees to spend their working hours volunteering with charities.

But how do you decide how to do it and how to make sure you’re doing it rig...

February 9, 2017

In December it’s a common time for reflection and thinking about others…

At Volume48 we had such a busy month, and I thought I should share with you just one example of an activity we’ve been up to; it’s hard to stay in the social media game when you’re busy, but I do b...

August 10, 2015

It’s interesting to see who looks after CSR, Social Responsibility, Citizenship, community investment or perhaps another name it may fall under within a company.

Seeing which department CSR sits in often shows the reasons why a company has a CSR policy. If we’re looking...

July 21, 2015

Following on from a post a few weeks ago about choosing which charity to support. Here's part two to follow up the focus -  a “how-to” for businesses wanting to support a charity(s).

Once you’ve chosen the 'who' it’s not just about saying "yes, we now do charity, great...

July 2, 2015

You work for a company that has more than 250 employees, Therefore it is soon going to have the blessing / burden of, by law, offering staff 3 days each of volunteer leave per person per year.

You may already have this in place, if not, it pays to think how to manage it...

June 26, 2015

Sometimes it’s an obvious one and sometimes not. However, spending some time planning and thinking about which charity is right for your business is time well spent.

Here is just a handful of questions to consider when choosing:

What’s the size of your business?

Both in p...

June 10, 2015

So the rumour mill has started this week, that perhaps, maybe, possibly, the compulsory “three-days volunteer leave for all” that Dave promised in April pre-election may get scrapped. It is of course just a rumour, but the FT has reported this week that it is being pus...

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