Retirement plan
Saving is important, but spending is just so darn fun. Proper planning for your future, regardless of your age, may require an increased focus on saving more so that you…
Celebrating a big birthday by giving a big gift
This year, the Allstate Foundation celebrated a big anniversary not by receiving, but by giving.  The Foundation first invited its key nonprofit partners to an Executive Summit where peers and…
Better listening drives better results
Our employees and agency owners are on the ground in nearly every community in the country. That’s why we have been focused for so long on having a positive impact…
Partnering together to support local communities
[Photo caption: Suren Gupta, Executive Vice President Allstate Technology and Operations, and Jim Towns, agency owner and co-chairman of Agency Executive Council] With corporate giving campaigns, what matters most: that…
Fan the flames of volunteerism
How do you energize already-enthusiastic employee volunteers to build on that commitment in their communities? You give them someskin in the game, by allowing them to choose which groups or…
Encore Career Finding a Job in Retirement
Marci Alboher is a leading voice in the advocacy of encore careers—later-in-life work that combine personal meaning, continued income and social impact. Marci has been rethinking the world of work…
Coming to work for more than just a paycheck
In this tight economy, corporations have come to discover what many nonprofits have long understood – a paycheck is not the only factor that keeps employees invested in their jobs.…
Nearly 50 and Laid Off: Finding a Job in Retirement
When I was busy enjoying my 20s and 30s, I had a vision of being set in my career by the time I reached my 50s, at which point I’d…
Employees help unleash innovation as The Allstate Foundation turns 60
A 1952 memo to Allstate managers introduced the newly formed Allstate Foundation: “We owe the community and nation from which we derive our livelihood all the reasonable philanthropic assistance we…
Market Yourself for a Promotion…and More Money
When I first started with my company, I put in a lot of late hours and weekends trying to master my new role—and prove they’d hired the right person. Eventually,…