For Alliance Data, building relationships starts at home—all the places Alliance Data calls home.
From Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to Rio Rancho, New Mexico, to Lenexa, Kansas—and each of our locations in between—our culture of caring is the very foundation of our organization.
My home is in Columbus, Ohio. It’s where I grew up, and now it’s where my daughter goes to school, where my family attends church, and where we seek out opportunities to support our neighborhood and community every chance we get.
Community involvement literally began at home for me at a young age, with parents who were always very active in our community. Giving back to the communities where I live and work became a passion flamed by their example and my own volunteerism, which showed me the joy of helping and serving others. I attribute much to volunteerism—a deep appreciation for collaboration, teamwork, and development of my own leadership skills. This came through those I worked with and through witnessing the direct impact a helping, compassionate hand can have on others (including me).
Giving back is one of Alliance Data’s core values, and it shows.
Year round, our associates generously give financially, volunteer their time, and contribute their talents to the causes they care passionately about. They do this both on their own and by participating in our corporate-led giving campaigns that support children, hunger, and education. Encouraging strong relationships with our communities is a corporate value I appreciate in an employer, and I know many of our associates do as well.
I believe in the far-reaching benefits of volunteering.
As both an associate and a leader, I have seen the direct, positive correlation between community involvement and company performance.
1. Volunteering strengthens associate relationships.
Working together for a common cause promotes a sense of teamwork and inspires camaraderie.
2. Stronger associate relationships lead to better engagement at work.
When associates work well together, great things happen. There’s a tangible link between volunteer participation and higher associate engagement.
3. More associate engagement leads to lasting loyalty.
Associates who feel connected and committed are much more likely to remain with their company than those who are not engaged.
4. Stronger loyalty strengthens company reputation and recruiting.
It’s simple: when associates are happy and engaged, it reinforces that the company must be a great place to work.
5. Better recruiting leads to stronger company performance.
A company that attracts the best candidates can be counted on to deliver the best results.
This year, National Volunteer Week is April 15–21. Each of Alliance Data’s nearly 8,900 associates across the country will be encouraged to give their time through local nonprofits in their communities. We’ll also take the opportunity to recognize and thank those who make volunteerism part of their daily lives—and make us all proud to be a part of the Alliance Data family.