There has been a significant increase in companies encouraging their employees to volunteer and employees are actually volunteering. There have been an unprecedented number of large companies providing opportunities for their employees to volunteer over the past year.
Corporations can benefit in many ways from charity and this includes employee health, tax deductions, and social responsibility. Corporations are becoming increasingly aware of the opportunities for them to derive benefits from charitable contributions. This trend is here to stay and Elizabeth Ngonzi explains what it means. She is an adjunct faculty member at New York University’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising and the U.S. chief executive of Afrika Tikkun, a South Africa-based charity.