The Civic 50 - 2017 Corporate Survey
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Introduction
Company Profile
Dimension 1: Investment
Dimension 2: Integration
Dimension 3: Institutionalization
Dimension 4a: Impact (Social Value)
Dimension 4b: Impact (Business Value)
Verification & Feedback
Report Options
 
Introduction

The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation (public and private companies with U.S. operations and revenues of $1 billion or more) each year as determined by an annual survey. By benchmarking and celebrating best practices, it provides a framework for good corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in their communities. Honored every year at Points of Light’s Conference on Volunteering and Service,The Civic 50 is a roadmap for how companies can turn good intentions into sound business practices.

Civic 50 winners are selected based on four dimensions of their U.S. community engagement program, as determined by an annual survey:

  • Investment: How extensively and strategically the company applies its resources to community engagement in the U.S., including employee time and skills, cash, in-kind giving and public leadership.
  • Integration: How a company’s U.S. community engagement program supports business interests and integrates into business functions, or how it “does well by doing good.”
  • Institutionalization: How the company supports community engagement in the U.S. through its organizational policies, systems, and incentives.
  • Impact: How the company measures the social and business outputs and outcomes of its U.S. community engagement program.

Timeline
  • The Civic 50 survey launch (Tuesday, November 15, 2016)
  • Survey data collection (November 15, 2016 - March 1, 2017)
  • Evaluation and data analysis (March- April 2017)
  • Company notifications (Spring 2017)
  • The Civic 50 announcement and release of best practices report (June 19-21 2017, Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service – stay tuned for details about this special event!)
  • Sector education campaign and promotion: Summer-Fall 2017

A few important notes:
  • Confidentiality statement: All data collected in this survey will contribute to a company ranking, unless explicitly noted otherwise. Only the rankings of the Top 50 scoring companies overall or top scoring company by sector and non-scored descriptive information requested in optional questions will be shared publicly with attribution. Names and rankings of companies that participate but do not have rankings qualifying for the Top 50 overall or top position by sector will be kept confidential. All other information submitted on The Civic 50 application may be aggregated and shared for benchmarking and continuous improvement purposes, but will be anonymous (not attributed to any specific company). Any information The Civic 50 wishes to publicly attribute to a specific company beyond a Top 50 or Top Sector ranking and the opt-in "mini case studies" will be cleared with that company prior to release.
  • Word count: To promote concise responses and to ease the demands on respondents, a 200-word count limit is imposed on each open-ended question. If you exceed this limit, an error notice will display and you will not be able to submit your survey until your answer is appropriately shortened.
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  • Company differences: Any monetary or numerical data requested by this survey to assess magnitude of corporate investment, involvement, or impact will be normalized by company revenues or number of employees to control for size during The Civic 50 ranking process.
  • Additional resources: For more information on The Civic 50, including a summary analysis report on last year's submissions, visit Civic50.org. For list of defined terms used in this survey, click here.

Support:
  • For technical support with the survey, please contact civic50@trueimpact.com.
  • To access The Civic 50 participant packet, including a program overview, FAQ's, survey completion instructions, the full survey instrument, and glossary of terms in PDF format, click here.
  • For any questions about The Civic 50 guidelines or process, please contact civic50@pointsoflight.org.


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