**This program has been rescheduled to April 1st from its original March 11th date and will be held via webinar. We apologize for any inconvenience.**
Strategic volunteerism is a critical component of how corporations harness the time and talent of employees at all levels to support nonprofit partners and meet community needs. The Service for Impact working group, rooted in the principles of Reimagining Service, provides a unique opportunity for both corporate grantmakers and corporate volunteer managers to foster a peer network, share successes and challenges, brainstorm on solutions, and explore new opportunities to make a difference in society while supporting business objectives through volunteerism.
This years’ Service for Impact working group will build on past years’ dynamic learning but add a new approach. The focus of this year’s meetings will be to uncover new and stronger proof of business impact of employee volunteer programs that meet community needs, thus moving the employee volunteer programs from a nice to have to a need to have for internal stakeholders.
In the first meeting this year, on November 12th, we focused on uncovering examples of how employee volunteerism can serve true community needs and also solve business challenges such as retention, engagement score, and talent development. Attendees shared examples of business challenges they have solved or will solve through high-impact volunteer engagements that address community needs.
In this second meeting on April 1, 2020, we will redirect our conversation to focus on a more pressing issue that has arisen as a result of the coronavirus pandemic – engaging employees in virtual volunteer opportunities. Our agenda will include presentations by PwC and NY Cares and facilitated discussion on:
• Role of virtual engagement within skills-based approaches
• Strategy, system, and operations for virtual engagements
• How can volunteering provide support without adding burden on nonprofit staff
• Program Design – Changing Service in a time of Disruption – Matthew Nelson, NYLife
• The rise of virtual volunteering to encourage an increase in skills-based
• How to address the gap corporate volunteers will experience if their service opportunities are canceled
• share out of resources and ideas
Corporate funders and CECP-affiliated companies.
9:30 - 11:00 AM Program
Registration is required by March 31st.
PNY Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above.
CECP Members: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, title, organizational affiliation and business mailing address to register. (no fee)