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Four Mistakes Companies Make Volunteering...And How To Fix Them

According to the US Department of Labor, the number of volunteers in the US has dropped more than 14% over the past decade. This drop is even more staggering when you consider the rise of the millennial generation, who according to The Associated Press, is more likely than any other generation to believe it has a “very important obligation” to volunteer.

As the largest source of all volunteers in the US, it's time for Corporate America to take a hard look at how our employees are volunteering and understand what we’re doing wrong. Let’s explore the four biggest mistakes companies make when volunteering...

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The Need for Transparency on the ‘Path to Success’

We can’t keep answering the age-old question of “Why should I study right now?!” with “To get into a good college.” We can’t keep answering the question “Why does college matter?” with “To get a good job.” These incredibly opaque answers are NOT helping kids, just as a captain answering a plane full of people sitting in the same seat for two hours at the gate asking “Why are we delayed?” with “We don’t know but we’ll tell you when we do.”

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