Corporate Volunteering: Why it Works & How To Prove It

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Corporate Volunteering: Why it Works & How To Prove It

Wednesday, October 06, 2010 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Portland, OR
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As corporations jump on the volunteering band wagon, nonprofits are frantically trying to manage the influx. Incidentally, both are finding themselves a little frustrated. Corporations make a lot of (sometimes unreasonable) requests of nonprofits when it comes to setting up the ideal volunteer experience for their employees. The result is often less than satisfying for all involved: the company, the nonprofit, and the employees.

In this seminar we’ll examine why employee volunteering is becoming more important to companies and what nonprofits can offer. Beginning with the “why”, we’ll discover what companies want - and why they want it. We'll also examine what nonprofits need to do in order to become valued parnters to large companies looking to invest in their communities. This process will guide us to the solutions that are better for nonprofits, communities, and companies.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 8:52pm

CONTENT: Press Release

MORNING SESSION:(9am - 12pm)

Effectively Engaging Employees and Communities Through Volunteering (Why It Works....) REGISTER HERE

Companies that offer corporate volunteering programs are hoping to increase morale and productivity of their employees. Many hope to secure new customers and strengthen the positive view of their brand. But does that really happen?

Nonprofits rely heavily on volunteers for all aspects of organizational operation. Essential programs such as fundraising, administration, program delivery and more are often either run by or heavily supported by volunteers. But it's difficult to leverage many versions of current companies employee volunteering programs to benefit the nonprofit.

It doesn’t have to be this way. The morning session* will examine what it takes to design a volunteer program that offers a transformational journey rather than merely a transactional event.

* Participants of both morning and afternoon sessions will enjoy a catered lunch.

Key Takeaways:

  • Receive simple steps to designing exceptional employee volunteer experiences

  • Learn how to increase both participation and enthusiasm

  • Learn how to create the right space to engage your volunteers at their highest level of contribution

  • Become equipped to enable employees to achieve more of their potential

  • Examine the latest and best practices for creating high levels of volunteer engagement, discover why they work, and how to reproduce the results in any context




How to Create Strategic Partnerships Between Businesses & Nonprofits (How to Prove It....)  

Many companies and nonprofits have formed partnerships in an effort to do good, but is it actually happening? What does a good partnership look like? How can you prove the benefits to the business and the community?

Effective partnerships between businesses and nonprofits require shared objectives, "mirror" leadership teams, solid theory of change models and simple measurement systems. Participants will receive practical steps to building strong partnerships that create real change in their communiites.

* Participants of both morning and afternoon sessions will enjoy a catered lunch.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover how community partnerships are your key to a successful community engagement strategy

  • Learn how to identify the right partners for your company.

  • Understand the unique dynamics of community partnerships, and how to ensure their continued success

  • Learn how to identify outcomes, create measurement systems, and collect meaningful data to prove the value of your employee volunteer program for the business and the community


Who Should Attend:

This seminar is beginner to advanced level; It is designed for CSR practitioners/executives and nonprofit volunteer managers who are responsible for their organization's employee volunteer programs. Others who will benefit from this course include: students, government officials (and others) charged with building partnerships with communities, and/or those who have backgrounds in community engagement.

Keywords: CSR | Community Engagement | Corporate Citizenship | Corporate Social Responsibility | Employee Engagement | Sustainability | corporate volunteering | employee volunteering

CONTENT: Press Release