Supporting strategic volunteerism is a critical component to strengthening grantees in this current economic climate. A corporate volunteer program can increase nonprofit productivity and effectiveness but it must be carefully designed, matching the right expertise to the need, to achieve maximum results and be sustainable. Strategic volunteer programs also provide a variety of business benefits: they offer professional development opportunities for employees and enhanced employee loyalty and engagement; position the company as an employer of choice; and contribute to brand reputation.
This working group, which is held quarterly, will provide an opportunity for both corporate grantmakers and corporate volunteer coordinators to share successes and challenges, brainstorm on solutions and explore new opportunities to make a difference in society while supporting business objectives through volunteerism. Hear the latest trends in corporate volunteerism from the highly anticipated 2013 Edition of CECP’s “Giving in Numbers” report. We’ll also spend time learning more about Reimagining Service and how to apply the Reimagining Service principles to our work. We invite you to contribute to the conversation.
This is a Philanthropy New York Collaborative Program co-hosted by CECP.
- Gail Gershon, Executive Director, Community Leadership, Gap Foundation
- Courtney Murphy, Manager, Strategic Engagement, CECP