Feeling Good by Doing Good: Employee health and wellness as a pathway to social impact


This July, Deed is helping our partners make a meaningful impact by prioritizing employee health and wellness. In our monthly employee engagement toolkit, which is full of nonprofit recommendations and employee engagement ideas that can help your team do good and feel good. 



Did you know: getting involved with your community can have many health benefits according to a recent study from the Mayo Clinic.


Researchers found that “People volunteer for different reasons, such as exploring careers, sharpening skills, staying active during retirement, meeting new people and serving their communities. Yet all volunteers share a common desire to improve the health and welfare of people in their communities.”

This has important implications for corporate social impact. At least 63 percent of employees look to their employers for opportunities to incorporate purpose in their day-to-day work. So perhaps another question we should be asking ourselves is: “How can I make doing good a part of my daily life, at work, at home, and in my community?”


July COM Health Wellness


Here's how explore the holistic benefits of social impact by engaging employees in meaningful and impactful experiences.


What is Deed’s “Cause of the Month” initiative?


Deed launched our “Cause of the Month” initiative in response to the important moments we see happening in the world around us. With our toolkits, we aim to inspire our client-partners and rally employees to become volunteers, donors, and leaders by supporting causes they really care about. 


With “Cause of the Month,” we aim to bring greater context to periods of observance—from Pride Month to AAPI Heritage Month—such that anyone who reads our toolkit will have a clear plan of action for how to maintain their support today, tomorrow, for the rest of the month, and throughout the year. 


What will I get in every “Cause of the Month” toolkit? 


While every “Cause of the Month” toolkit has unique insights and engagement opportunities relevant to each particular cause, you can always expect us to cover certain areas.


For a better idea of what you’ll be getting, here’s what’s included in our toolkit: 


  • Volunteering and giving opportunities in the U.S. and around the world.
  • A calendar of awareness days.
  • Employee and employee resource group (ERG) engagement ideas, as well as a walkthrough of how to craft a social impact campaign.
  • Recommendations of worthwhile books, podcasts, and films.


Feeling good by doing good at your company


Fun and engaging workplace health and wellness are a great way to engage your team and make a difference. From lululemon to Airbnb, the world's most successful and innovative companies understand this is key to long-term participation in company culture and social impact. 


Deed makes it fun and easy for millions of employees to share their time, money, and talent with causes they care about. We started as a viral volunteering app, and today our platform gives the world’s most inspiring brands—from lululemon to Airbnb—one exceptionally-designed home for all of their purpose-driven activities.


Corporate grantmaking, employee donations/matching, diversity & inclusion, and employee resource groups (ERGs) are only the beginning. Because over the past three to five years, everyone’s expectations for Fortune 500 corporate social responsibility have radically changed. But with our trusted integration partners like Workday and PayPal, hand-in-hand customer service, and a collaborative product team, Deed’s platform moves at the speed of work. 


To work with a true partner in social impact this month, reach out now and receive the full toolkit. 




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