Civic 50, a national initiative of Points of Light, has officially launched in Orange County. Dubbed Civic 50 Orange County, this is the first time this initiative has been localized for a specific local market. Presented by the Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) in partnership with OneOC, Civic 50 Orange County will recognize Orange County’s 50 most community-minded small, medium, and large companies.
Since 2012, The Civic 50 has recognized the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year as determined by an annual survey developed by True Impact. For Orange County, honorees will be determined using True Impact’s adapted national Civic 50 online survey that is independently administered and scored. To become an eligible honoree, companies must complete the Civic 50 Orange County online survey by June 30, 2017.
Scoring and awards will be based on the number of employees (small 15-99, mid-size 100-499 and large 500+), and similarly sized companies will be measured within their peer group and compared for their community engagement programs inside Orange County. Honorees will be selected based on four dimensions of their community engagement program exclusively in Orange County: investment, integration, institutionalization and impact.
“By identifying and celebrating the practices of the most community-minded companies in Orange County, we are lighting a path for business leaders and corporate responsibility practitioners who want to help their organizations translate good intentions into sound business practices,” said Daniel McQuaid, CEO of OneOC.
Honorees will be recognized at the Civic 50 Orange County Awards Luncheon October 19, 2017 at Hotel Irvine and recognized in the OCBJ’s Civic 50 list October 23, 2017.
By benchmarking and celebrating best practices, Civic 50 Orange County will provide visibility and a framework for how local companies can use employees’ time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in Orange County communities.
Companies that participate in 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.
For more information call OneOC’s Civic 50 Orange County survey help line at (714) 953-5757, extension 121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and assistance.
About Civic 50 Orange County
Since 2012, The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, has recognized the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year as determined by an annual survey developed by True Impact. To participate, take the survey at www.oneoc.org/occivic50 before June 30, 2017.