3M Employee Engagement Program Touches Local Nonprofits across the Country
By Sarah Ford on March 11, 2014
By Tara Laskowski
With more than 80,000 employees around the world, 3M’s culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3Mgives’ mission is to improve every life through innovative giving in education, community and the environment.
In 2009, with the help of Good360, 3M developed the 3M Supplies4Nonprofit Organizations Product Donation Program (S4NPO). This program engages 3M site leaders to select nonprofits in their communities which best align with two of 3Mgives’ focus areas, community and environment, to benefit from donated 3M products. Through the program, nonprofits can receive donations such as cleaning supplies, office products and first aid products for their programs. The nonprofits “shop” at the 3M S4NPO website to select the products of most value to their programs.
“S4NPO allows us to deepen relationships with organizations that are also receiving grant support from us. Many of the nonprofit organizations also benefit from 3M volunteers,” said Cindy Kleven, manager, 3Mgives. “We know the strength of 3Mgives is our products, our purse, and our people. When we have all 3, we hit the sweet spot.”