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For Visit.org, corporate social responsibility is not just an aspect of its company culture — it is the heart of its business! As people around the globe are increasingly looking to contribute to causes they care about — in their personal lives as well as at work — companies are beginning to understand that perennial giving back opportunities are an indispensable part of a positive employee experience.
And that’s where Visit.org comes in. For companies that need help keeping #GivingTuesday’s momentum going through the holidays and beyond, Visit.org’s platform and service will connect them to nonprofit organizations and facilitate virtual volunteer activities that amplify the social impact of both the org and the company. Through this, not only do the nonprofits receive the financial support they need to continue their essential work, but the companies also benefit from a strengthened sense of community and purpose, which has positive effects on individual employees as well as on the corporation as a whole.
What Visit.org offers has been especially significant in 2020, as an unprecedented number of companies have migrated to a work-from-home model in the wake of COVID-19. While physical separation has become the norm for many, Visit.org has been able help teams from Moody’s, Samsung, Panasonic, and Colgate, among other Fortune 1000 companies, stay connected to each other, to their communities, and to causes they care about.
CEO Michal Alter says, “Today, there is no other company who provides the same end-to-end service that we do.” By this, she means that Visit.org provides a robust inventory of online activities from all over the world and the opportunity for companies to fully customize their itinerary of events. The result: companies get to build an excellent giving back program that addresses employee interests and values in a way that keeps them coming back for more.
Whether the activity involves writing cards to isolated seniors in Australia, creating care packages for hospitalized children in the United States, performing virtual mock interviews for under-resourced students entering the job market in India, or participating in a cooking workshop led by a refugee chef in the United Kingdom — each participant, despite being remote, gets to make a hands-on impact that is both immediate and lasting. And with Visit.org, the opportunity to do it again (and again, and again) is available any day of the week, any time of year.