There are many companies today that have a heart to give back to the community, but aren't sure where they should start. The process can be daunting, and you might be wondering if engaging their employees in giving would yield productive results. We checked in with a company who not only gets involved with their local community, but also effectively unites the office through philanthropy, to see how they began this process of giving and how it's affected the company culture. Matt Hanson, founder and president of The Centennial Group, serves as a shining example of how to implement philanthropy in the workplace.
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OnPrem, a consulting and technology innovation firm based in Los Angeles, California, is a pinnacle example of a company whose foundational roots of promoting company culture and community outreach have produced a strong, healthy, and fruitful organization.
Carenet Healthcare Services, a San Antonio-based healthcare company that helps patients and institutions navigate the healthcare system and make healthcare decisions, is an organization with a heart the size of its home state of Texas.
Named one of the Best AEC Firms to work for by Building Design and Construction Magazine and ranked as one of the Top AEC Firms in the country by Architectural Record, HMC Architects is no stranger to success. After chatting with Adrienne Luce, the director of the HMC Designing Futures Foundation and the HMC Architects’ CSR program, we were left inspired and fully believing in the slogan featured on the HMC Architects Website: “Design can change the world."
When you think of a law firm's office, you might conjure up images of starkly decorated walls and a stoic, cold atmosphere; lawyers in their offices quietly typing up cases with intensity; the staff on the outside taking calls and shifting papers from one pile to the next. While this might be an accurate depiction for many law practices around the country, there's at least one company that's breaking the mold. Carr McClellan, an accomplished full-service law firm based out of Burlingame, CA, was recently voted as one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Creating an engaging and productive workplace culture is becoming increasingly important in today’s competitive working world. Perhaps as a result, more and more businesses are incorporating philanthropy into their business models. So when a company is recognized as one the Best Places to Work for the year, it's an impressive feat. When they're given that award two years in a row? Even more impressive. We had the privilege of sitting down with one such doubly-awarded company and were able to get some insight on their success.
2015 was a big year in terms of accolades for one of Colorado’s fastest growing real estate companies. 8z Real Estate, a brokerage based out of the Front Range in Colorado, was listed as one of Inc 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies of 2015 (both in-state and nationwide), was chosen as one of the Top Places to Work by the Denver Post, and was a finalist in the Best Companies to Work for in Colorado, just to name a few of their many awards.
There are many companies that manage cash investments, but not all of them are dedicated to investing in their community as well. Resource America, an investment management company recently recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies of 2015, delivers exemplary service both in the field of finance and in the area of philanthropy.
Educators have always had a reputation for being people who are committed to “bigger picture” thinking within their communities. Generally, one doesn’t enter the teaching business strictly for the pay. So, what happens when you assemble over 200 educators across six areas of the United States to create a premium-service tutoring company? A whole lot of giving back.
MB Financial Bank is not an uncommon name in and around the Chicagoland area. With over 80 branches in Chicago alone, thousands of people come in and out of their doors to fulfill their financial and banking needs. Every customer knows that they're receiving incredible service from an incredibly reputable bank, but they might not always know that they are choosing to give their business to one of the most philanthropic and engaged financial institutions in their region.