What Do Nonprofits Have to Say to Corporations?

VolunteerMatch Client SummitIn about three weeks, VolunteerMatch will hold our annual Client Summit, this year right here in our hometown of San Francisco. We’ll bring together over one hundred professionals from our corporate clients and the worlds of corporate philanthropy, employee engagement, cause marketing and more.

You might be asking: But why do we work with corporations in the first place?

A major part of our philosophy at VolunteerMatch is that we all must work together to solve the world’s problems – no one person, organization or sector can do it alone. In addition to providing a free place to list your volunteer opportunities, running free webinars on volunteer recruitment and management, and posting news, resources, and thought pieces on this blog, partnering with companies is another way we support your work.

Our corporate clients are an important part of the symbiotic VolunteerMatch network of nonprofits, volunteers and corporations. Generally, close to half of the volunteer referrals on VolunteerMatch come from our corporate clients.

Each year we host the Client Summit and bring this group together to share insights that will strengthen their employee engagement and corporate social responsibility efforts. We design the agenda with expert speakers and panelists to inspire our clients and energize them with more ways to engage their employee and consumer audiences in your causes.

The Client Summit is also the scene of the VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards, when we recognize the companies who have particularly excellent employee volunteering programs.

In the end, the Client Summit is about reminding our clients of all the reasons they’re a part of the VolunteerMatch network, and the most important is, of course, you. We want to showcase the impact they’ve had on the nonprofits who use our service, and that includes our own organization.

So now we ask: how have our corporate clients impacted your work? Have you worked with any of the companies and their employees? How have they made a difference to your community?

Leave a message for our clients, and help us illustrate the change we can make when we all work together as one large community of nonprofits, companies and dedicated volunteers.

Share your message in the comments below or on Twitter using hashtag #CSRthx.