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Joel Pollick

Joel Pollick
Founder & CEO @ Percent Pledge. Expert in workplace giving, volunteering, and employee engagement for fast-growing companies.

Recent Posts

Happy Employees are Good for Business: How to Increase Employee Happiness

Posted by Joel Pollick on Sep 16, 2019

In case you were checked out during that class (and didn't watch Even Stevens), the Transitive Property goes like this: If A = B and B = C, then A = C. This property is helpful to understand the business value of the neural link between giving and happiness.

It works like this: if Giving = Happier Employees and Happier Employees = Happier Customers, then Giving = Happier Customers (and many other improved business results).

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Video Case Study with Ayo Jimoh, Chief Technology Officer @ Visibly

Posted by Joel Pollick on Jul 10, 2019

"Percent Pledge has been a win-win that satisfies employee desire to give back and makes giving a part of company culture." Ayo Jimoh, CTO @ Visibly.

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CEO, Cultivate Labs: Big Benefits, Low Lift

Posted by Joel Pollick on Jun 12, 2019

“Launching Percent Pledge required minimal effort while delivering immediate tangible results: our team is empowered by the ability to impact the causes that resonate with them most as individuals, and the Pledge Reports deliver transparency and deep insights into our giving. Not to mention we feel like we're making a difference!” -Adam Siegel, CEO

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Aclaimant Partners with Percent Pledge to Build A Culture of Giving

Posted by Joel Pollick on Jun 5, 2019
"One of the core foundations that Aclaimant was built on was helping people,'' said David Wald, CEO and Co-founder of Aclaimant. “Percent Pledge helps us extend that philosophy by allowing our employees to easily interact and support the charities and non-profits that are important to them and important to our company!"
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How to Connect Your Distributed Team Through Volunteering

Posted by Joel Pollick on Jun 5, 2019

The topic of volunteering has come up a lot lately with new clients, and rightfully so. Volunteering has become the "water cooler" or "softball league" culture activity that's more effective with today's talent, while simultaneously better for your reputation and community. However, managing volunteering programs is difficult, especially for companies with distributed and highly remote teams. This blog will make it easy for companies with distributed teams to introduce - and manage - engaging volunteer programs.

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Apple Knows How Important Giving Is to Consumers. Do You Know How Important Giving Is to Your Employees?

Posted by Joel Pollick on May 24, 2019

Apple recently featured this content in the App Store: "Innovative Ways to Give Back". Why? Because 90% of millennials--and 85% of all consumers--would switch brands to one associated with social causes.

Additionally, for you, know that 83% of millennial employees are more loyal to a company that helps them contribute to social causes. So, with both those facts, how are you leveraging philanthropy to retain your key stakeholders?

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SpotHero: Engaging the Team in Giving

Posted by Joel Pollick on May 21, 2019

“SpotHero values giving back to causes that create a positive social impact, and Percent Pledge empowers our team to live that value in an exciting new way. Now our team can seamlessly support their favorite causes and further our impact on the community." - Nikki Facchini, Senior Director, People

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What the Heck is CSR?

Posted by Joel Pollick on May 21, 2019

From what we gather, CSR is the acronym "Big Giving" sent down from on high to encompass anything a company does to give back. "Big Giving" forced this acronym on us all and, now that giving back is becoming increasingly important to today's talent, companies keep asking us what CSR means! So, to preempt that question moving forward, CSR goes like this...

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Percent Pledge Adds New Features to Its Modern Workplace Giving Technology

Posted by Joel Pollick on May 20, 2019

Percent Pledge, the premier workplace giving & volunteering solution for growing businesses recently recognized by Built In Chicago as one of "2019's Top 50 Startups to Watch," today announced several new enhancements. In addition to Percent Pledge's original giving portfolios, such as Youth & Education, they now offer customizable Company Cause Portfolios, local Cause Portfolios, and even a BYOP (Build Your Own Portfolio) feature.

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4 Steps to Building an Effective Cares Team

Posted by Joel Pollick on May 13, 2019

Cares Teams are a fantastic way to build an employee-driven foundation of giving, but they are a tall order for a small group of employee do-gooders. "We tried to have a cadence and strategy, but we're a growing startup and got busy so it was pretty all over the place," said SpotHero's Cares Team leader before partnering with Percent Pledge.

We've heard that at dozens of companies and limited bandwidth, competing priorities, and a lack of philanthropic expertise are common--and understandable--roadblocks. We exist to help growing companies overcome these common roadblocks, and we've learned these best practices to build an effective Cares Team and create a foundation of giving at your company.

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