Meet Bea Boccalandro, 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit Speaker

In December 2015, CSR professionals, employee engagement enthusiasts, VolunteerMatch clients, and national nonprofits will come together at the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit (#VMSummit15). In this series of blog posts, I’ll introduce you to the numerous experts who will make an appearance as Summit speakers.

Bea Boccalandro, 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit speakerBea Boccalandro is author of the Job Purposing Blog and President of VeraWorks, a global firm that helps companies offer employees the opportunity to support societal causes at work.

What is your session about?

This session focuses on helping employee volunteer managers use job purposing. Job purposing is the management tool of incorporating the opportunity to do societal good into everyday jobs in order to enliven and expand employee volunteering.

Why should attendees care about this topic?

Imagine a massive investment of thoughtful, often skilled, human capital in alleviating hunger, preserving the environment, stopping violence and otherwise overcoming societal issues that it detectably improves our global society.

Help create this reality by leveraging job purposing in your employee volunteer program. Get managers across your company – in sales, grounds keeping, R&D and elsewhere – happily doing the work of your employee volunteer program. You can, essentially, multiply your staff hundreds of times over!

What is a professional achievement you are particularly proud of?

Witnessing any corporate manager who previously had little to do with employee volunteering incorporate social good activities into jobs, or job purpose, is among the most rewarding parts of my work. It’s wonderful to see the pride and enthusiasm purposed jobs gives teams. And it’s uplifting to know that widespread adoption of this management practice would transform the business sector into the formidable force for good we have long envisioned.

To learn more about Bea, check out her biography on our Summit speakers’ page. And if you haven’t yet, register today for the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit!

[Upcoming Webinar] Professional Development: Using Your Skills to Get Ahead and Help Others

Sharpen your skills with a best practice network webinar from VolunteerMatch and ACCPAs a corporate responsibility professional, you understand the importance of focusing on complex social issues and creating social change.

But what about creating positive change in yourself to gain a wider and deeper perspective of your role and the overall work of your company?

In this month’s Best Practice Network (BPN) Webinar, hosted by ACCP, you’ll learn how to step out of your comfort zone to gain professional development, with a focus on pro bono volunteering.

We’ll hear from two thought leaders in both volunteerism and professional development:

  • Katherine Campbell, Executive Director at Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA), manages professional credentialing programs for leaders of volunteers.
  • Amanda MacArthur, Vice President of Global Pro Bono & Engagement at PYXERA Global, designs and implements corporate social responsibility programs for the public and private sector focused on skills-based volunteerism.

Both have extensive backgrounds in designing volunteer programs that benefit the organization, company, and individual.

Both are also authors in VolunteerMatch’s new book Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World. They are just 2 of the 35 volunteer engagement experts sharing their knowledge on what’s next in volunteer engagement. Tweet during the webcast for your chance to win a FREE copy! The best Tweet that includes the hashtag #35Experts will be chosen and announced after the webcast!

It’s happening Monday August 17, 2015 at 11am – 12pm PT (2pm – 3pm ET).

Reserve your spot today.

Please note, this webcast is only available to currently employed corporate philanthropy professionals who work for a for-profit corporation or a corporate foundation.

Have a webinar topic that you want to share with the world? We are now accepting BPN webinar proposals. Learn more.

Meet Amy Thayer, 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit Speaker

In December 2015, CSR professionals, employee engagement enthusiasts, VolunteerMatch clients, and national nonprofits will come together at the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit (#VMSummit15). In this series of blog posts, I’ll introduce you to the numerous experts who will make an appearance as Summit speakers.

Amy Thayer, 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit Speaker, #VMSummit15Name: Amy Thayer, Ph.D.

Title: Director of Research

Organization: Achieve

What is your session about?

The 2015 Millennial Impact Report. This report studies the relationships and experiences between Millennial employees and their managers. It also looks at who influences Millennials to engage in company-sponsored cause work. It’s part of the ongoing Millennial Impact Project, a study of Millennials and how they give, volunteer and engage with causes.

Why should attendees care about this topic?

The average American employee spends 47 hours a week in the workplace. As Millennials increasingly make up the majority of many companies, we have to shape cultures that empower this generation of “do-gooders.”

Millennials as employees actively give and volunteer in and outside of the workplace. What happens when a company encourages and influences its employees to participate in cause work? Its employees discover a vehicle to leverage their assets (money, time, network) to make a larger difference on their communities and their world.

What is a professional achievement you are particularly proud of?

I am proud that I’ve been afforded the opportunity to conduct research in a variety of environments and across a variety of disciplines. I’m proud of this achievement because it has allowed me to uncover solutions to issues that have improved individuals’ health and well-being, increased individuals’ knowledge, and benefited the work of non-profit organizations. In other words, it’s made an impact!

To learn more about Amy, check out her biography on our Summit speakers’ page. And if you haven’t yet, register today for the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit!

Don’t Miss Your Worm! Early Bird Rates for the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit End Soon

Come Together at the 2015 VolunteerMatch SummitNow is a great time to register for the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit.

Why? Early bird rates end July 31st. That’s in two days!

Why attend the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit?

“The collaborative feeling among the participants is absolutely incredible.”
-Wendy Hershey, Mercer Investment Consulting, Inc.

At the Summit, you’ll have the opportunity to come together with corporate social responsibility and employee engagement professionals, as well as national nonprofits.

You’ll participate in interactive workshops, attend networking sessions, and hear from industry experts, all related to working across sectors to solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Who should attend the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit?

“I never get the opportunity to be in a more like-minded group of professionals all at once.”
-Lauren Keeler, Apollo Education Group

If you manage your company’s employee volunteer program, this summit is for you. If you’re a CSR professional looking for better ways to work with nonprofits, this summit is for you. If you’re with a national nonprofit and are looking for better ways to work with corporate partners, this summit is also for you.

And if you’re looking for a place to network and learn from others doing similar work with employee volunteerism, this summit is for you.

Late BirdBe the early bird and go catch your worm. Register today for the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit to lock down early bird registration rates.

Bird photo credit: Adamantios

 

 

Don’t Keep All That Corporate Volunteerism Knowledge to Yourself!

VolunteerMatch Solutions is now accepting Best Practice Network webinar session proposals.

Present at a Best Practice Network WebiarHas your company done something out-of-the-ordinary with your employee volunteer program – and seen impressive results? Have you witnessed new trends or conducted research around corporate volunteerism? Are you simply a corporate social responsibility rockstar?

Don’t keep all that knowledge to yourself! VolunteerMatch is asking CSR and employee engagement thought leaders and practitioners to submit session proposals for our Best Practice Network Webinar series.

ABOUT BEST PRACTICE NETWORK (BPN) WEBINAR SERIES:
The Best Practice Network Webinar Series, presented by VolunteerMatch Solutions, brings together thought-leaders in employee volunteering and corporate social responsibility to explore how your company or brand can elevate your program for social good. The BPN Webinar series happens bi-monthly and is free to the public.

WEBINAR PRESENTER BENEFITS:
You will be a voice in the CSR community, strongly advocating for increased recognition of the potential of volunteer engagement to transform workplaces, communities, campuses, and brands for the better. Our demographic, registration numbers, & promotional reach will help get your voice out there:
• Attendee demographic – administrators, academics, consultants, employee volunteer
program managers, community/HR, and other CSR practitioners.
• Attendee registrations – depending on the topic, this ranges from 100 to 200+.
• Exposure through VolunteerMatch Solutions site, blogs & newsletter lists – Over 15,000
monthly average reach.
• Mentions on VolunteerMatch Solutions social media – Twitter over 1.3K followers, LinkedIn over 330 followers.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
Topics should relate to the webinar’s mission of building a better world through corporate responsibility and volunteerism. Some examples of overarching topics could include: corporate/nonprofit partnerships, understanding your nonprofit partners needs & capacity, understanding your corporate partners goals, partnership communications (internal and external), partnership evaluation/metrics, volunteer program manager empowerment (both corporate and nonprofit), internal & external partner buy-in. While topics can be high-level and strategic, attendees should leave the webinar with some kind of actionable content.

Interested? Learn more and/ or submit a session proposal.

Meet Derreck Kayongo, 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit Keynote Speaker

In December 2015, CSR professionals, employee engagement enthusiasts, VolunteerMatch clients, and national nonprofits will come together at the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit. In this series of blog posts, I’ll introduce you to the numerous experts who will make an appearance as Summit speakers.

Derreck Kayongo 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit Keynote SpeakerName: Derreck Kayongo

Title: Founder

Organization: Global Soap Project

What is your session about?

My session will focus on the power of volunteerism as an avenue of expressing personal consciousness and rebuilding SELF and community. SELF in this case stands for Service, Education, Leadership and Faith in what you believe in. Your Ethos. I would have never been able to build Global Soap Project if it weren’t for volunteers who understood SELF.

Why should attendees care about this topic?

The attendees will hear an amazing story of self-determination and actualization. Born out of a remarkable survival of war story and refugee status, they’ll see transformation into building an organization that is now saving lives all over the world.

The power of events in our lives can either destroy us or become an inspiration locomotive to success. How you can do that is what is at the heart of this session.

What is a professional achievement you are particularly proud of?

Founding the Global Soap Project and building it from my basement. When I started, I was just making about 500 bars of recycled soap a week. Now, we are partners with Clean the World, are going for 10 million bars per year, and are present in close to 90 countries around the world.

To learn more about Derreck, check out his biography on our Summit speakers’ page. And if you haven’t yet, register today for the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit!

Registration Now Open for the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit!

Come Together at the 2015 VolunteerMatch SummitHow does that song go? Come together, right now, over… volunteering.

Well, not quite. But The Beatles would probably approve of the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit (appropriately themed “Come Together)’s mission:

To explore ways to work across sectors, harnessing knowledge, resources and passions of volunteers to solve the world’s most pressing problems.

So, who should attend this one-of-a-kind event?

If you manage your company’s employee volunteer program, this summit is for you. If you’re a CSR professional looking for better ways to work with nonprofits, this summit is for you. If you’re with a national nonprofit and are looking for better ways to work with corporate partners, this summit is also for you.

And if you’re looking for a place to network and learn from others doing similar work with employee volunteerism, and also hear from industry experts, this summit is for you.

Registration is now open, so reserve your spot today.