Corporations

Engage Your Employees. Make a Global Impact.

71% of American workers are disengaged*, costing the U.S. economy between $450-$550 billion each year. MicroMentor’s unique skills-based mentoring program offers an effective online solution for engaging your workforce—improving productivity, while supporting your company’s CSR efforts.

*Source: National Business Resource Institute

Benefits

Why MicroMentor?

Drive meaningful employee engagement company-wide

Unify all stakeholders and existing CSR initiatives under one central platform. As a result, you can better support your company’s worldwide goodwill efforts and more effectively align with your pillars of investment.

Make a global impact

MicroMentor supports entrepreneurs and nonprofits worldwide, across 92 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Our wide reach means your company and employees can influence economic equality and growth on a global scale, for maximum impact.

Save time, cost, and hassle

Our online platform enables employees to make a difference on their own schedule, from any location. Plus, with plug and play functionality, it’s simple to implement, manage, and measure your program company-wide.

Measure and communicate results

Keep your engagement program on track through insight-driven reporting that improves accountability and results. Tell powerful stories about mentoring experiences. Use all of this to demonstrate success to stakeholders and showcase your efforts to the public.

Our Partners

Driving Deeper Employee Engagement

Skills-Based Volunteering Through Mentoring

As opposed to traditional one-off opportunities where volunteers provide non-specialized services, mentoring provides employees with an opportunity to pay their specific expertise forward to small businesses and nonprofits in need of guidance.

74%

of skilled volunteers are interested specifically in mentoring opportunities.

Source: LinkedIn for Good

Through MicroMentor’s online platform, your employees can share their skillset to improve the lives of others from around the globe—creating a lasting social impact. By igniting your employees’ sense of purpose, mentoring programs like MicroMentor have been proven to drive higher engagement rates than other skills-based volunteering activities.

Deepen employee expertise. Develop leadership from within.
Mentoring has been proven as an effective tool for professional development, giving your employees an opportunity to step outside their day-to-day perspective and take on new creative challenges. As a result, they can:

  • Gain insights into other industries, business models, and markets
  • Broaden application of skills outside the scope of their current job
  • Enrich their skillset and worldview
  • Acquire knowledge they can apply back to your organization
  • Create new social connections

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Employees are 3x more likely to gain material job skills from pro bono service vs. traditional volunteering.

Source: True Impact

80%+

More than 80% of working adults believe volunteering enhances decision-making, problem solving, and networking.

Source: Deloitte Volunteer IMPACT Survey

Greater Purpose. Stronger Engagement.

Whether it’s Millennials, Gen Xers, or Baby Boomers, research has shown that employees crave purpose in the workplace more than ever. Not only is it an important consideration when selecting a potential employer, it has significant effect on overall job satisfaction.

In fact, a study by Net Impact and Rutgers University showed that employees who are able to make a social impact while on the job are more satisfied with their jobs by a 2:1 ratio.

Empowering employees to find purpose at work has also been proven to:

  • Strengthen employee retention and company loyalty
  • Enhance morale
  • Recruit better talent
  • Drive greater productivity and profitability
  • Improve the likelihood of employees recommending your company to others

82%

of employees who volunteered with their companies felt more committed to their organization.

Source: Realized Worth

18%

Companies with high employee engagement rates are 18% more productive and 16% more profitable.

Source: Gallup

56%

Participation in skills-based volunteering generates a 56% return on investment.

Source: Underwriters Laboratories

Unparalleled Reach

Strengthening the Global Economy

MicroMentor supports entrepreneurs and nonprofits worldwide, across 92 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Our wide reach means your company and employees can influence economic equality and growth on a global scale, for maximum impact.

Tailored to Your CSR Objectives
With a diverse community of entrepreneurs, we can customize your program to align with your company’s specific pillars of investment—whether it’s promoting gender equality or supporting economic growth in developing countries.

Making a Global Impact
MicroMentor entrepreneurs are:

  • 48% in the United States
  • 52% elsewhere
Top countries outside the U.S.: Mexico, India, UK, Canada, Tunisia, South Africa, Colombia, Guatemala, Australia, Nigeria

Supporting Underserved Communities
MicroMentor entrepreneurs are:

  • 40% low-income*
  • 51% ethnic minorities*
  • 58% women*
*Demographics for U.S. users

Most Requested Areas of Expertise:

  • Computer Services and Information Technology
  • Financial and Insurance Services
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Manufacturing
  • Accounting and Tax Services

Our Platform

How It Works

Easy-to-Use. Resource-Light.

Our unique online mentoring platform is plug and play, making it easy to roll out an impactful, company-wide mentoring initiative quickly and effectively—across multiple office locations and departments.

Custom-Branded Platform

MicroMentor provides a branded entry point for your employees to ensure a seamless experience.
  • Include your logo, color palette, fonts, and other design elements
  • Tailor language to your employees and company goals
  • Get new features designed, developed, and tailored to your organization’s needs
  • Easy setup, user testing, and quality assurance
  • 24/7 access, with no IT resources required
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A vibrant community ready for your employees

Connections between MicroMentor entrepreneurs and your employee mentors happen organically on the platform, making administration and management easy.
  • Entrepreneurs create a profile that describes their business and specific mentoring needs
  • Mentors create a profile that describes their specialized skills
  • Mentors can search for entrepreneurs seeking their skill set, and entrepreneurs can search for mentors that match their mentoring need
  • Your employees can choose their own cause and make a difference on their own schedule—from any location worldwide
  • Employee data remains secure
  • Automated user screening

Comprehensive Onboarding Process

The MicroMentor team provides programmatic support from start to finish to ensure the success of your mentoring program.
  • Live training for administrators
  • Launch event planning
  • User webinars and training curriculum
  • Employee orientation sessions
  • Custom communication plan: company intranet page, corporate email and invitation templates, newsletter announcements
  • Mentoring best practices
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Measurement and Reporting

Track Your Impact. Measure Employee Engagement.

MicroMentor makes it easy for you to track the efficacy of your engagement program through advanced reporting tools that enable you to measure employee participation and impact. With on-demand access to extensive campaign data, it’s simple to demonstrate ROI and share your success with company leadership.

  • Customized reporting tools support your company’s specific accountability metrics
  • Tailored administrative dashboard
  • View number of matches, participants, demographic info, and lots more
  • Gain detailed, data-driven insights to help you improve the quality and effectiveness of your mentoring program
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Featured Case Study

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Custom Platform
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise employees donated over 6,000 hours of their time to help entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs discover success—equal to $800,000 of assistance.

Employees who volunteered with MicroMentor experienced the biggest lift in engagement compared to other volunteer experiences at HP.

Source: VeraWorks HP global volunteer survey, 2014

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People from 92 countries participated

862

HPE employees participated

410

nonprofits and social entrepreneurs participated

621

mentoring connections made

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Employee Testimonials

Employees at our partner organizations are seeing the benefits of mentoring firsthand.

“This is a wonderful way to give back and make an impact in the community. It was so rewarding for me to be able to share my professional skills in my work here at HP to help grow a young nonprofit.”

Karen Strichartz

Enterprise Services Program Manager, HP
“I was attracted by the opportunity to give back in a way that was more than painting a fence. It’s very satisfying to see the impact that you can have by spending a few months helping someone. It has helped me to look at work from a different perspective. It’s a great opportunity to add value to the organization and improve your own skills at the same time.”

Benjamin Van Rooy

Business Strategy Director, American Express
“MicroMentor is a great organization. Among others, I’ve had the good fortune of working with a gentleman in Rhode Island looking to open a line of exciting modern furniture, and a young lady in Nigeria that has a value proposition for livestock feed sources that can help the whole of Africa. Few things get my creative juices flowing more than to help a young business person.”

Gary Mastro

Former VP of Brand and Product Marketing at UPS

Contact Us

contact Emily Joy @503-896-5412
Contact Emily Joy, MicroMentor's Client Success Officer at 503.896.5412






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