corporate social responsibility, diversity & inclusion, employee-driven enagement

What is Visit.org: Q&A with CEO Michal Alter

Michal Alter is the CEO and Co-Founder of Visit.org, a SaaS platform that offers employee-driven corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities that benefit nonprofits. As one of the first female pilot cadets in the Israeli Air Force, a former computer science engineer, an experienced Director of Refugee Affairs, and a graduate from Columbia University’s Master of Public Administration program, Michal has…

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5 Ways to Engage Your Employees at Work

It is the duty of every business leader — be it the owner or a manager — to keep his employees engaged at all levels. If you can successfully make your employees happy, make them feel like they have a purpose, and that they are wanted and valued, then they start to take ownership of your brand and giving their…

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What Is Diversity & Inclusion? (And How To Increase It in the Workplace)

According to Engage for Good, two kinds of diversity are valued in corporate culture: 1) identity diversity (race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.) and 2) cognitive diversity (knowledge, experience, etc.). And while it might be easy to say that both of these types of diversity are equal to one another, it turns out that identity diversity has a greater impact on…

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5 Ways To Celebrate Volunteer Month At Work

April is Volunteer Month — a chance to acknowledge the volunteers who give their time and effort to support causes, and a chance to get involved in various efforts. With the arrival of Spring also comes more opportunities to be out and about, making April the perfect time to roll your sleeves up and contribute to a cause you already…

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What is Employee-Driven Engagement?

Not only has the rise in popularity of  corporate social responsibility (CSR) made an impact on local communities, it has also been widely recorded as boosting employee engagement. While employee engagement is certainly something ambitious businesses should strive for, there’s a distinction between top-down employee engagement and employee-driven engagement. Here are some data-backed facts proving employee-driven engagement reaps tons of…

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What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & How Does it Benefit Companies?

Corporate social responsibility, commonly referred to as CSR, has been a growing trend over the past decade. Perhaps surprisingly, those most interested in corporate citizenship aren’t the small, socially-minded startups selling eco-conscious wares — but medium to large companies, including giants like Google to Wells Fargo. So what is corporate social responsibility, exactly? Why are companies increasingly interested in it,…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Maintain A Good Work-Life Balance

Is it possible to give your personal life and work life all the attention they need, without neglecting either? We believe that it is — and that it is essential in getting the most out of both realms. Here are some benefits of maintaining an appropriate level of commitment to both. 1. You are able to have more meaningful experiences…

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corporate social responsibility, team building activities, Women's Empowerment

How to Empower Women in the Workplace

As more businesses take part in improving gender equality, as well as diversity and inclusion, it becomes imperative that women are empowered in the workplace. This means offering women positions, giving women the freedom and agency to learn new skills and become self-possessed leaders, and creating a safe, accepting environment for women to work in. While many things go into…

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corporate social responsibility, Volunteer Experience

A NYC Volunteer Experience: Feeding Homebound Seniors in East Harlem

Taking the 6 train to 110th and Lexington, then walking to 114th and 1st, I reached Union Settlement Jefferson Senior Center in East Harlem.  The 11-minute long walk was one of the most beautiful I’ve had in NYC. In East Harlem, every single corner is decorated with a beautiful mural. The neighborhood itself reminded me that there are parts of…

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This NYC Soup Kitchen Fills Bellies & Hearts

This month, I volunteered at a soup kitchen for the first time ever. It was CHiPS Soup Kitchen, a partner of Visit.org in NYC. Growing up, volunteering in soup kitchens was an extremely popular extracurricular activity amongst NYC’s youth. My friends would go together regularly. And while I would have liked to join them, for some reason, it just never…

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