2022 Boost Matching Agenda

Good News: Numerous companies field giving programs to engage employees and support social progress.

Bad News: A dishearteningly low percentage of employees participate.

On May 17, 2022 the Boost Matching Alliance brought together corporate, nonprofit and technology executives for a groundbreaking gathering.  We discussed strategies that to generate greater employee satisfaction, strengthen company ties, provide nonprofits with vital funding and build a better world.

Meeting first as a cross-sector community and then dividing into business and nonprofit sections, the Boost Matching Conference shared illuminating case studies and new research and create opportunities to collaborate on success strategies.

We’re excited to plan our work for the year ahead and will share soon.   In the meantime, here is the agenda for our first gathering for your information.

Morning General Session 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Attacking The Problem, Seizing The Opportunity
Boost Matching Alliance Founder David Hessekiel preps us to tackle the employee giving challenge and come together as a community dedicated to creating positive corporate social impact.

Employee Matching Research Premiere
Ipsos Media’s Kaitlin Love unveils a brand new study of employee involvement in and attitudes towards corporate giving programs – the benchmark we’ve all been waiting for!

Employee Giving and Nudges For Good: A Theory of Change
Starting from the premise that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different outcomes, The Realized Worth Institute’s Chris Jarvis gets us thinking about behavior change models with potential to really move the needle and leads a hands-on exercise to get our creative juices flowing

Insights from Google
If human behavior was logical, employee participation in generous corporate giving programs would be much higher. Google’s behavioral insights unit studies how small changes in program design can have major impacts on choice. Google.org’s Jen Carter shares how her team has leveraged that knowledge to improve employee engagement.

What Now?
David Hessekiel sets the stage for an afternoon of learning and collaboration in separate business and nonprofit gatherings.


Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm



Corporate And Nonprofit Summits 1:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Corporate Summit

Introductions
Realized Worth’s Chris Jarvis helps us set our afternoon goals and come together in a spirit of cooperation.

Employee Giving In Practice: Dell
With responsibility for engaging 165,000 employees worldwide, Dell’s Jamila Cowan recognizes employee giving is not a “one size fits all” undertaking.  Jamila will share her company’s multi-faceted approach (e.g. matching, “dollars for doers,” internal fundraising) and thoughts on how her team will need to stretch to achieve Dell’s 2030 moon shot goals for employee engagement.

Employee-Giving In Practice: Case Studies
Hear thought-provoking, real-life stories about concepts companies have experimented with to increase employee participation rates from the people who fielded them. Subaru’s Shira Haaz will describe the powerful impact involving Employee Resource Groups has had on matching initiatives.
Octo’s Vanessa Davis will share how they flipped traditional matching on its head using Personal Grants Accounts to unlock funds typically left on the table and transform employee giving.

Working Groups
In this hands-on exercise, we’ll break up in small groups and dig into analysis and ideation about several critical challenges in solving the employee giving challenge.

Reporting Out
A spokesperson for each working group will share their key takeaways

Feedback and Next Steps
What were the most important learnings from today’s sessions, what could have been better and how do we work together to move the needle on employee giving?

Nonprofit Summit

Introductions
We’ll start off by setting our afternoon goals and developing a spirit of cooperation with the help of Global Impact’s Brittany Mattfeld Craig.

Nonprofit Perspective: ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude has focused on reaping more from the billions in matching gifts that go unclaimed each year. Tracy Nilles, leader of that effort, shares lessons learned and busts some myths about effectively communicating with supporters eligible for company matching funds.

Nonprofit Perspective: Save the Children
Motivated by a “fewer, bigger, better” approach, Save the Children’s corporate team has designated employee giving as one of its key growth strategies and backed that up with some strategic investments. Get an early read on what has worked and what hasn’t from Save the Children’s Sarah Thompson.

Working Groups
In this hands-on exercise, we’ll break up in small groups and dig into analysis and ideation about several critical challenges in solving the employee giving challenge.

Reporting Out
A spokesperson for each working group will share their key takeaways.

Feedback and Next Steps
With the help of Global Impact’s Brittany Mattfeld Craig we’ll discuss what were the most important learnings from today’s sessions, what could have been better and how do we work together to move the needle on employee giving?



Cross-Sector Happy Hour!
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

 

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