The Civic 50 Orange County
The Civic 50 Orange County is an initiative Points of Light in partnership with OneOC, designed to recognize and celebrate the 50 most community-minded companies in Orange County.
The Civic 50 Orange County sets the standard for civic engagement and creates a roadmap for companies seeking to best use their time, talent and resources to drive social impact in their company and community.
What is The Civic 50 Criteria?
The Civic 50 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 The Civic 50 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.
2020 Honoree Timeline
- Survey Opens April 15th, 2020
- The Civic 50 Orange County Information Session – May 2020 (Date TBD)
- Survey closes for 2020 Honoree Submission Deadline – June 30, 2020
- The Civic 50 Orange County Honorees are Announced – August 2020 (Final date TBD)
- The Civic 50 Orange County Honoree Reception – Sept 17th 5-8pm
- The Civic 50 2021 Summit – Jan 2021
How to Start and Access the Survey
Upon your first visit to the survey site, enter your email address. This email will serve as your login for your company’s survey assessment when you return to the survey page. Once you save your work in the survey tool or advance to a new section of the survey, you will receive an automatic message to this email address with a link back to your survey.
How to Collect Your Data
While responses can be added and updated in the survey, many companies find it easier to collect their data offline in a separate document before entering and submitting their responses. Applicants can download this Word document that includes a list of data requirements and the survey questions to help with this process.
How to Save Your Work
To save your progress in each section, please click the green “Save Your Answers Before Completing” or “Next & Save” button at the bottom of each page. Once you save your work in the survey tool or advance to a new section of the survey, you will receive an automatic message to this email address with a link back to your survey.
How to Navigate the Survey
Applicants must respond to each question in a section before navigating to a new section. All responses can updated before submitting your survey. To navigate to another section of the survey, use the links in the left sidebar or use the “Previous & Save” and “Next & Save” buttons at the bottom of the survey page. DO NOT use your browser’s “back” function to move between sections.
Dimension 1: Investment
The purpose of this dimension is to capture how your company strategically invests its resources in community engagement and social impact programs through volunteerism, cash and in-kind contributions and public leadership.
Dimension 2: Integration
The purpose of this dimension is to capture how the company integrates its community engagement and social impact programs throughout its business functions and interests. In other words, how well it “does well by doing good.”
Dimension 3: Institutionalization
The purpose of this dimension capture how the company institutionalizes its community engagement and social impact programs through organizational policies, systems, and incentives. In other words, how does your commitment to community engagement and social impact “stick” throughout your company.
Dimension 4A: Impact (Social)
The purpose of this dimension is to capture how the company measures the social impact of its community engagement programs.
Specifically, it is looking at the primary method of measuring the social impact for your volunteerism, grants, in-kind good contributions, and issue leadership and advocacy.
Dimension 4B: Impact (Business)
The purpose of this dimension is to capture how the company measures the business impact of its community engagement programs.
Specifically, it is looking at the primary method of measuring the impact for the seven business functions you selected in the Integration dimension