Since 2012, The Civic50, an initiative of Points of Light, has recognized the 50 most community-minded major corporations in the nation each year as determined by an annual survey developed by True Impact.
For the first time in a local market, OneOC, presented the Civic50 Orange County in 2017, recognizing the 50 most community-minded Orange County companies. Honorees are determined using True Impact’s adapted national Civic50 online survey that is independently administered and scored. By bench marking and celebrating best practices, it provides visibility and a framework for how local companies can use their employees’ time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in our community.
What is the Civic50 Criteria?
Civic50 Orange County companies are evaluated based upon the following four dimensions of their community engagement:
Investment: How extensively and strategically the company applies its resources to community engagement in Orange County, including employee time and skills, cash, in-kind giving and public leadership.
Integration: How a company’s Orange County community engagement program supports business interests and integrates into business functions, or how it “does well by doing good.”
Institutionalization: How the company supports community engagement in Orange County through its organizational policies, systems, and incentives.
Impact: How the company measures the social and business outputs and outcomes of its Orange County community engagement program.
Why should my company participate?
Companies that participate in Civic50 Orange County have a unique opportunity to gain recognition for their community engagement programs, take a leadership position in corporate community involvement and to share their best practices with the broader business community. Many past company participants have said that the process of taking the survey and receiving their individual scorecards with information on their rankings helped them understand how they could improve their processes and strategies in the future.
To learn more about how you can participate in Civic50, please call Laval Brewer at 714-597-8957 or via email at LBrewer@OneOC.org.