Meet the 2012 VolunteerMatch Client Summit Speakers: Meg Garlinghouse

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.

Meg Garlinghouse, Head of Social Impact, LinkedIn

Name: Meg Garlinghouse
Title: Head of Social Impact
Organization: LinkedIn
Keynote Chat: Going Social: The Changing Landscape of Volunteerism & Service

The rise of social media and demand for corporate responsibility have changed the way employees search for and engage with employers today. Individuals want their employers to provide opportunities to engage in CSR efforts, and volunteerism in particular helps to develop more engaged, passionate, productive and loyal employees. The practice of volunteerism and support for causes is now worn as a badge of honor in our increasingly social professional profiles.

In this session, LinkedIn’s Meg Garlinghouse with share trends and data that are shifting the way we as employers recruit and engage our audience in volunteerism and service. She will share highlights from the organizations global survey about volunteering and causes in the workplace and discuss how strategic employee engagement can help build equity for companies.

About Meg Garlinghouse
Meg Garlinghouse is head of Social Impact at LinkedIn. In this role, she is responsible for identifying partnerships and programs that leverage the LinkedIn platform to create positive social impact for the world. Garlinghouse has nearly twenty years of experience working in the technology and philanthropy sector. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Garlinghouse spent almost 10 years building and leading Yahoo!’s global community relations function.

She also has a background in international development, working for the Asia Foundation as special assistant to the president and in the private sector development department of the World Bank. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, West Africa, running projects designed to raise the social and economic status of rural villagers. Garlinghouse received her Bachelor’s degree in public policy studies from Duke University and a Master’s in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She currently serves on the Boards of Network for Good and VolunteerMatch.

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