Why Companies are Including YouGiveGoods in their CSR Programs

Successful CSR programs engage employees in a fulfilling manner, promote a positive image to consumers and to the business world, and do social good. Studies have shown that companies with a corporate culture of philanthropy who provide their employees with opportunities to do charitable work, build a workforce that is happier and more productive plus they are able to attract and retain the very best talent.

YouGiveGoods is a free service that helps companies create a digital CSR campaign that meets everyone's needs. Frequently, corporations choose to add some friendly competition to their effort with a YouGiveGoods challenge drive. In the challenge drive, any number of teams (typically departments or sites) can be created supporting one or multiple organizations.

See how Northrop Grumman created 30 teams to raise almost 7,500 school supply items for 30 different school across the country. This type of coordinated national corporate effort simply wouldn't be feasible without YouGiveGoods!


Corporate Benefits of YouGiveGoods


  • 1) Engage all employees including part-time, remote and consulting employees. Because your YouGiveGoods online drive is open to employees 24/7, from their home or office computer, smartphone or tablet there are no barriers to participation.
  • 2) Increased impact. The ease and convenience of online shopping means more goods are donated and your effort has greater impact on the community. See how CIT NY office raised almost 14,000 pounds of food for The Food Bank for New York City.
  • 3) Support corporate cause at the local level. Employees can take the corporate philanthropic focus to the hyperlocal level by supporting the local nonprofit organization of their choice.
  • 4) Strengthen the brand. Customize your drive with corporate logo, images and messaging.
  • 5) YouGiveGoods handles all the logisitics. Run a drive that impacts your local community without the hassle of bulky bins cluttering hallways, sorting, counting or transporting. All items are shipped directly to the nonprofit(s) approximately 10 days* following the close of the drive at no additional charge.
  • 6) Real-time reporting. Watch drive activity in real-time and receive end of drive data including number of donors, items purchased, retail value, and pounds raised.
  • 7) Be on the cutting-edge of CSR. Keep your company ahead of the curve when you utilize the latest, state-of- the-art technology for your CSR program.
  • 8) YouGiveGoods facilitates your relationship with the nonprofits. The corporate-nonprofit relationship needs to be a two way street but servicing all the needs of the nonprofit can be time-consuming. YouGiveGoods works directly with the nonproft before, during and after the drive for the delivery on behalf of the corporation.
  • 9) Create a diverse program. Employees today are busier than ever. A single event may exclude many employees who would like to participate but are just unavailable that day. Offering online drives in addition to existing programs throughout the year gives more employees the opportunity to participate and grow an even bigger giving program.
  • 10) Support any cause by raising goods. YouGiveGoods offers a wide-range of products enabling you to support any cause. Items available for your drive include food, fresh produce, toys, books, coats, blankets, socks, linens, school supplies, disaster relief items, personal care items, pet food and animal shelter supplies.

Expand your CSR program with a few quick, simple steps. YouGiveGoods will help you every step of the way. Contact us to learn more or to start a drive today.