Wouldn’t it be awesome if employee volunteering and engagement were on the lips – and in the Powerpoint slides – of folks at one of the biggest social change conferences in the country?
Help us make this vision a reality! We’ve submitted session proposals to South by Southwest (SXSW), one of the premier events bringing together technology leaders and innovators in the social good space.
Here’s where you come in: You can help us by simply voting for the sessions below. It’s fast and easy (you’ll need to create a quick free login,) so it will take you less than five minutes to make a real impact on the employee volunteer engagement field.
Vote for these sessions now!
What’s better: 10,000 Facebook Likes or a group of dedicated volunteers? Join VolunteerMatch and Network for Good for a smackdown! It’ll be American Idol-style fun as two leading providers of cause engagement technology battle it out to see which method of social action is best for consumers, companies and causes: online or offline.
It’s easy to start a “social good” platform, right? Sure – anyone can do it! But how many “markets for good” like VolunteerMatch have lasted? Why not? Hear from a panel with Network for Good, VolunteerMatch, GlobalGiving, and TechSoup Global – four leaders (and survivors) in online social good entrepreneurship.
Here’s a dirty little secret: The latest craze of involving employees in your company’s social good efforts is something smart companies have done for years – and technology continues to make it easier and more effective. VolunteerMatch and Discovery Communications (producers of Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, etc.) will share the journey toward effective employee engagement and the role technology plays. Together we’ll go back to the future.
Once you’ve voted for the sessions above, take a look at these other sessions that have us excited:
- Turning Consumers into Changemakers
- Millennials: Driving Social Enterprise
- The Other 1%: One Percent for Good
- Measuring the Impact of Social Games for Good
- Sending Out an SMS: A Crisis Text Line for Teens
- Mobile – The Next Wave in Social Fundraising
- Can You Hack It?: Great Ideas in 24 Hours or Less
- The Digital Social Citizen
What have we missed? Add you favorite session proposal here.