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Joel Pollick

Joel Pollick
Having worked Consulting for 5+ years... Joel Made the Pledge because Percent Pledge was all he could think about.

Recent Posts

What The Neural Link Between Giving & Happiness Can Do For Your Business

Posted by Joel Pollick on Sep 16, 2019

Scientists recently found a neural link between giving and happiness. And while this linkage has never been rocket science, now it's also officially real science! So, what does this mean for you and your business? Well, it's simple. To explain, let's use the Transitive Property--remember that one from middle school?!

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

Posted by Joel Pollick on Jul 10, 2019

In this amazing interview, Ayo shares his thoughts on a variety of topics: how Percent Pledge has helped Visibly create a culture of giving, what that's done to improve engagement & recruitment, and why fellow executives should consider partnering with Percent Pledge.

 

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Cultivate Labs: Big Benefits With 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

InsureTech Leader Aclaimant Partners with Percent Pledge, a leading provider of Workplace Giving & Volunteering Solutions for Growing Businesses.

"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 Geo-Diverse 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" that's more effective with today's talent, while simultaneously better for your business and community. It can uniquely serve two birds with one piece of bread--we don't kill anything here, and we like carbs more than stones! But, managing volunteering programs with remote, or geographically widespread, teams can be difficult. So, we wrote this to provide you best practices for connecting your increasingly geo-diverse team through volunteering.

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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

I recently came across a feature article in the App Store, highlighting "Innovative Ways to Give Back" for consumers. Initially, given the work Percent Pledge does, I figured it was the kind of "echo-chamber" content I see on Twitter or Facebook. But then I realized that I rarely even open the App Store, let alone consume Apple News.

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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 Unique 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

Today's talent is mostly millennial--1 in 3 now, and 3 in 4 by 2030, according to Pew--and millennials are more socially-conscious than any previous generation. As employees, they expect opportunities to make the world a better place at work, and for many growing companies, this expectation initially leads to employee-led "Cares Teams."

We know this because we specialize in helping growing companies engage their teams in giving and, for many clients, this means enhancing the efforts of existing Cares Teams--or Volunteer/Culture/Fun Committees. For example, our work with SpotHero and Yello has centered around partnering with their Happy Heroes and Yello Cares teams, respectively.

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