ROI of Civic Engagement

Is there really a return on investment for an organization’s civic engagement?

The requests for financial support are endless and employees want to work for a socially responsible organization. But how does an organization balance its commitment to community while running a profitable business?

Leadership Greater Syracuse is uniquely positioned to consult with small to medium sized businesses in CNY to help them better understand how their financial performance, image, and employee attraction and retention will be improved should they have a strategic plan for their community involvement activities.

LGS is offering a three-hour consulting program for local leadership teams. Organizations will leave the session with a playbook on how to be more strategic with their philanthropic dollars and their employee volunteers. The curriculum includes:

  • National statistics on the ROI of Civic Engagement
    • Improved employee recruitment and retention (expectations of millennials)
    • Improved financial success
    • Improved likelihood to reach business goals
  • Facts about nonprofits
    • Number of nonprofits in CNY
    • number of non-profits in the U.S. and their impact on the economy
    • What exactly a 501(c)3 is
  • Creation of a customized plan or playbook to meet your business needs. You will end with:
    • SWOT on YOUR business needs
    • Established priorities based on your business mission and business needs
    • Established policy on how to support employee involvement
    • Established policy on decision to only support 501(c)3

The ROI of Civic Engagement program is a customized leadership team training focused on STRATEGIC philanthropy and STRATEGIC volunteerism. For more information and pricing, contact LGS Executive Director Pam Brunet at 315-422-5471 or [email protected]


Senior leadership teams will leave this training program with their own customized play book on how best to respond to the community, while supporting their employees and their business.