BOSTON, MA and CAMBRIDGE, MA — AltruHelp, a social media platform, toolbox and online community to support volunteering and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), has announced a partnership with the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce (CCC). The Cambridge Chamber will use the AltruHelp platform to measure enterprise involvement in the local community.
The goal of the partnership is to create a more detailed report of enterprise social impact in the Cambridge community than has ever been created before. Previous Chamber reports have highlighted the philanthropic initiatives of companies with local offices like Microsoft, Liberty Mutual, Novartis, Biogen Idec and more.
“Citizens today are much more interested in how companies are giving back to their community and aware that CSR can provide profound impact,” said Kelly Thompson Clark, president & CEO of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. “Sometimes this impact is difficult to capture, track, and showcase. By working with AltruHelp, the CCC will be able to produce a report for the City of Cambridge and our own efforts that will highlight company involvement in community programs and set the stage for a larger scale inventory of the Cambridge business community.”
“Companies are engaged in a wide range of activities supporting community development and growth,” said Mathew Paisner, co-founder and CEO of AltruHelp. “We see our partnership with the CCC as the first step to helping communities, cities, and states understand the tremendous social impact corporations are creating through enterprise volunteering, corporate community projects, and corporate philanthropy.”
Some companies the Chamber has identified as initial prospects for the AltruHelp pilot project are Genzyme, Cambridge Trust, Google, VMware, Novartis, Microsoft, Mt. Auburn Hospital and more. To see the full article on MSNBC click here.
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