Not much attention is paid to the fact that employee volunteerism programs often help a business and its employees as much as the community. The community benefit should always be the primary rationale for developing a program, but it is important to realize that these efforts truly are win-win scenarios.

As both a business leader at LPL Financial and a member of the board for the LPL Financial Foundation, I have a unique vantage point into the many benefits of such programs. I find there are two areas that often go overlooked.

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