A commitment to social impact and responsible citizenship
Our core purpose is helping people thrive, every day. At BDO, we believe that our success is inseparable from the success of the communities in which we operate and where our people live. We are committed to a vision of corporate citizenship in which we share responsibility for community well-being, a position we’ve proudly held for many years.
Our people play an essential part in delivering on our commitment to positive social impact. They contribute through firm-organized volunteer activities, their own commitments supporting causes they are passionate about, as leaders of non-profit and community organizations, and much more.
Our corporate social responsibility program, BDO Counts, builds on this generosity of spirit — leveraging the reach and scope of our network to amplify our collective efforts. Our professionals contribute their time, talent and resources by engaging with – and sometimes creating – initiatives at local, regional and national levels. We support their volunteer and charitable commitments, from matching financial contributions to supporting volunteer activities during workdays.
Weeks of Service
BDO’s semiannual Week of Service provides time for our offices across the country to simultaneously volunteer in support of locally selected community efforts.
Each office chooses an initiative and fields teams of volunteers to address a variety of opportunities, from supporting efforts aimed at driving out food insecurity to gathering school supplies for kids in need to raising money to fund medical research. Over the years, this community engagement program has empowered our people to donate thousands of volunteer hours and raised substantial funds in support of community initiatives
When celebrating our 100th anniversary in 2010, we initiated an effort to give back to our communities by doing at least 100 “good deeds” over the course of that milestone year.
The program was a success, and it has continued since. It fuels and supports proactive efforts among our people — from small teams to large groups — to give back to their communities, and it has become a significant part of our social impact efforts. Since its inception, we’ve contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars and countless hours as BDO Good Deeds.
Our People in Action
hours volunteered in first 2022 Week of Service
the year BDO Counts launched
nonprofit boards that our professionals serve on
Many of our professionals serve their communities as board members of charitable, civic and cultural organizations. In addition to their work in fundraising, our people often help these nonprofits thrive by lending their professional experience to optimize the financial and operational health of the organization. Their efforts help to ensure the organization’s continued success and contribution to the community.
Our professionals have a passion for serving others — it’s one reason why they are successful at what they do. Through BDO’s annual awards program, we recognize those that go above and beyond in their support of community initiatives by making a financial contribution to a nonprofit organization of their choice.