Meet the 2012 VolunteerMatch Client Summit Speakers: The Keynote Panelists

On May 17-18, 2012 VolunteerMatch will gather its corporate clients for a day and a half of learning, sharing and networking. The 2012 VolunteerMatch Client Summit will feature several sessions led by corporate social responsibility (CSR) thought leaders. In this series of posts, we’ll introduce you to each of the speakers and what they’ll discuss at the Summit.

Keynote Panel: Breaking Down Barriers to Active Engagement
Solutions to active CSR program engagement are multi-faceted and often complicated. However, many of the barriers to active engagement are similar across different program approaches. During this session, panelists will discuss ways a group of cross-functional organizations can work together to break down the barriers to active CSR program engagement. Panelists will focus on tactical ways to achieve program success, approaching these challenges from the perspective of their relative areas of expertise: volunteer program management, disaster relief and response, giving and global engagement.

Meet the Keynote Panelists:

Vicky Hush
Vice President, Client Services & Strategic Partnerships, VolunteerMatch

Vicky works closely with corporate and nonprofit professionals to help them effectively build and use technology to transform their communities. Recognizing the significant impact volunteers have each day at nonprofits across the globe she strives to share her expertise in workplace volunteering, corporate community involvement and corporate social responsibility to make it easier to make a difference. Prior to joining VolunteerMatch, Vicky worked for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and before moving to San Francisco, she worked in the Washington, DC area as a consultant for a variety of clients, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Stacie Kronthal
Vice President of Partnerships, Network for Good

Stacie Kronthal leads Network for Good’s partnership efforts to empower companies to unleash generosity and advance good causes. Network for Good works with companies to help refine a cause strategy perfectly suited to business and philanthropic goals and implement effective cause initiatives powered by our proven donation platform.  Partnerships include AOL, The Capital One No Hassle Giving Site, Causes.com, Charity Navigator, Crowdrise, Warner Bros. and Yahoo!, among others.  Stacie consults with corporations on charity campaigns and disaster giving response and has trained non-profits on how to effectively market their causes online as well as ways to use person-to-person fundraising. Before joining Network for Good, Stacie worked in the Interactive Marketing division of America Online managing their strategic e-commerce partners. Stacie holds a bachelor’s degree in French and Marketing from Duke University.

Ingrid Embree
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Global Giving

Ingrid helps GlobalGiving’s corporate partners achieve their strategic philanthropic objectives. Before joining GlobalGiving, Ingrid was Chief Development Officer at Hispanic College Fund. Prior to moving to the nonprofit sector, Ingrid spent a decade working with corporations and trade associations in government relations and public affairs. She has a BS in Marketing and International Management from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Sheetal Singh
Director of Devlopment, TechSoup Global

Sheetal Singh is the Director of Development at TechSoup Global, where she works with funders and corporate partners to build the capacity of civil society organizations worldwide.   TechSoup Global helps nonprofits and social benefit organizations obtain, use, and sustain technology so they are better able to serve populations in need and create positive social change.  Through its flagship program, TechSoup.org, more than 300,000 individuals each month from nonprofits and libraries make informed technology decisions, become part of a community, and request product donations. As of December 2011, TechSoup Global has worked with 47 corporate partners, including Microsoft, Adobe, and Cisco, to distribute technology products with a retail value of $2.9 billion to social benefit organizations in 38 countries around the world.

Prior to joining TechSoup Global’s Development team, Sheetal served as the Senior Content Manager of TechSoup.org. She has also worked with corporate clients to build interactive brand strategies at Tribal DDB, and she was a Content Manager at CNET’s Download.com. A graduate of Pomona College, Sheetal also holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology, with a focus on the cross-cultural use of technology for social change, from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.

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