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Deloitte’s 18th annual Impact Day

Impact Day is a celebration of Deloitte’s year-round commitment to local communities. Member firms around the world host Impact Day activities where Deloitte professionals spend the day volunteering.

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Take a deeper look: Impact Day

Deloitte’s annual day of service—Impact Day—is a longstanding tradition and a celebration of Deloitte’s year-round commitment to collectively making an impact that matters in our communities. It’s also one of the top reasons cited for why Deloitte was ranked No. 6 by Fortune and Great Place to Work on their 2017 list of the “50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back.”

On Impact Day, our professionals and leaders come together in 80 cities across the country to work on more than 1,000 projects for nearly 190,000 collective hours of service.

Together, we help tackle community and societal challenges on Impact Day—and year-round. Through these efforts, we focus on helping to strengthen our communities—whether it’s helping diverse, underserved groups reach their full potential or assisting community organizations—which in turn can help strengthen America’s future workforce and its economy.

Developing our people and strengthening our culture of purpose

Deloitte’s research helps show the link between Impact Day—as well as our year-round volunteerism programs—and leadership development. The results of Deloitte’s 2016 Impact Survey of hiring influencers indicated that corporate volunteer programs might be able to help employees develop stronger professional and leadership skill sets and better prepare employees for leadership roles:

  • 92 percent of respondents agreed that volunteering improves employees’ broader professional skill sets
  • 92 percent of respondents agreed that volunteering is an effective way to improve leadership skills

And we know from a separate survey of our professionals who participate in Impact Day that they value the experience. In our 2016 survey of Impact Day participants:

  • 88 percent said they would participate in Impact Day again
  • 87 percent said they would recommend Impact Day volunteering to a colleague
  • 83 percent said Impact Day increased their impression of Deloitte as being a socially minded organization
  • 81 percent said Impact Day increased their pride in working for Deloitte

Making an impact that matters is at the core of what we do at Deloitte. It’s what gets us up in the morning and drives us to work harder for our clients. Because by making an impact that matters, we can help change the world for the better.

Look again: Impact Day fast facts

June 9, 2017 was Deloitte’s 18th annual day of community service, called Impact Day.

In 2016:

  • More than 1,000 community service projects were locally coordinated and led by Deloitte US professionals based on the specific needs of more than 80 communities where Deloitte has US offices 
  • More than 24,000 Deloitte US professionals spent nearly 190,000 combined hours on Impact Day projects
  • Impact Day celebrates Deloitte’s year-round commitment to social impact
  • Deloitte’s community service on Impact Day—and throughout the year—helps many people, including undervalued groups, reach their full potential, which in turn helps strengthen America’s future workforce and its economy
  • Impact Day is an example of how Deloitte is clearly differentiated:
    • Impact Day is “considered a best-in-class corporate day of service"1
    • It’s held at the start of Deloitte’s fiscal year because it’s a top priority
    • All Impact Day projects are created, led, and executed by Deloitte professionals

Many of our junior professionals get the chance to serve in leadership roles (leading and organizing Impact Day projects) that they may not have access to otherwise

Not only are we doing good in our communities on that day, but we are also immersing our professionals in a way that may change their perspectives and thereby may strengthen the value they bring to their clients, each other, and the world.

How Deloitte makes an impact that matters—on Impact Day and every day

Beyond Impact Day, Deloitte’s year-round commitment to making an impact that matters in the communities where we live and work includes:

  • Pro bono projects delivering high-value, mission-catalyzing impact to nonprofit organizations across the US
  • Strategic nonprofit relationships with and donations to numerous organizations
  • Skills-based volunteering, which enables Deloitte professionals to leverage their specialized skills and innovative thinking to help nonprofits address their most pressing strategic, operational, and financial challenges 
  • Nonprofit board membership, junior board membership, and nonprofit board member shadowing programs
  • Collaborating to drive social innovation by convening clients, nonprofits, and influencers on mutual issues of interest and concern
  • Providing opportunities for our people to donate through our workplace giving program to United Way programs that support their communities or to other charities they care about
  • Providing opportunities for our people to support the Deloitte Foundation’s education initiatives such as through direct donations, its Matching Gift program, and the Deloitte Foundation RightStep Education Fund.
  • Deloitte’s Volunteer Councils and Social Impact Communities (SoComs) of professionals who contribute their time to manage and develop volunteer projects available to Deloitte professionals across the US year-round

1 According to Chris Jarvis at Realized Worth, a leader in working with top global organizations on engaging employees in corporate citizenship efforts

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