How non-profit organizations benefit from time donations
Cost savings and the ability to find long-term partners are seen by most companies as the added value that NPOs achieve through a Corporate Volunteering project. However, it is much more than this when viewed in detail. Action days can be used to supplement personnel resources at short notice in order to carry out special projects or to expand the range of services offered by an NPO. Corporate Volunteering projects can also help non-profit organizations to generate greater publicity, which in turn gives NPOs the hope of receiving further donations of money and goods. The more intensive and long-term the time donation project is, the greater the transfer of know-how from the company to the nonprofits and their employees. The volunteers can also be won over as multipliers for the concerns of the NPOs, who, if necessary, can act as “advocates” to publicly communicate their social objectives.