What does it take to be a Civic 50 Colorado honoree?
Every year (since 2019), CSR Solutions of Colorado and Points of Light recognize the 50 most civic minded companies operating in Colorado and bestows on them Civic 50 Colorado honors. Who are these companies and what did they do to earn this honor? See answers below.
Who are the Civic 50 Colorado?
The 2020 Civic 50 Colorado honorees are:
Baker Concrete Construction, Inc.
Bank of America
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Delta Dental Of Colorado
First Western Trust
GroundFloor Media | CenterTable
IMA Financial Group
Info Cubic LLC.
Janus Henderson Investors
Mountain Avenue Market
Otten Johnson Robinson
Neff + Ragonetti PC
PEAK Resources, Inc.
PNC Financial Services
QEP Resources, Inc.
Suzie’s Pet Treats
Wells Fargo & Company
What have these companies done to deserve Civic 50 Colorado honors?
Civic 50 Colorado honorees are selected according to their performance on four dimensions developed by a team of national experts. Based entirely on responses to numerical and categorical questions, normalized by company revenue or number of employees when relevant (to ensure size does not provide an advantage), each applicant receives up to a possible 1,000 points in each dimension. The 50 applicants with the highest total score are awarded Civic 50 honors. Scoring is automated according to responses to quantitative and categorical questions. Human judging is not part of the determination. The four equally weighted Civic 50 Colorado dimensions are:
To learn more about what it takes to be an honoree, read the 2020 Civic 50 Colorado report.
Is your company worthy of the 2021 Civic 50 award?
The above information and the 2020 Civic 50 Colorado report provide a rough idea of how competitive your company is for the 2021 Civic 50 Colorado. But the only way to find out if your organization is Civic 50 material is to apply! Even if your company doesn’t win, the experience is likely a win. You will receive a free assessment report that can help you strengthen your community engagement program – and win in a future year. Plus, aside from an investment of several hours of time to complete the submission, there is no downside to participating. There’s no application fee and no risk of looking bad since non-winners are not announced. In other words, there’s no good reason to not participate in the Civic 50 Colorado!
Learn more or apply to the Civic 50 Colorado.
We tend to think corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a specialized function conducted by certain team members on behalf of the entire enterprise, similar to legal or R&D. It’s true that, typically, some team members have job descriptions that include supporting nonprofits, organizing volunteer events, developing environmentally sustainable policies, improving employee inclusivity and other CSR actions. Nevertheless, doing CSR is more like being a good team player – it’s a positive workplace action available to anybody. In fact, this last year could be considered a showcase of such grassroots CSR:
Regardless of your job, you also can similarly use whatever level of autonomy you have to do good at work – at any time, not just during global crises. Fortunately, there’s a new resource to inspire and equip you to develop your CSR. Our partner, Points of Light, published the “Work” issue of its beautiful Civic Life Today magazine. Whether you are a sales representative at a shoe manufacturer, script supervisor at a Hollywood studio or CEO at a tech firm, this resource will help you make your own work week more meaningful and the world a little brighter. Ready to start? Read the “Work” issue of Civic Life Today.
The Civic 50 Colorado, by CSR Solutions of Colorado and Points of Light, recognizes the top 50 companies committed to creating a culture of service and using their time, talents and resources to support our local community. Does YOUR company have what it takes to make the top 50 in Colorado? Learn more or take the survey, launching June 15th!
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