On May 16-17, 2013 VolunteerMatch will gather its corporate clients for a day and a half of learning, sharing and networking. The 2013 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.
Name: Carmen Perez
Title/Organization: Senior Research Analyst, Global Valuation
Organization: Head of Standards & Measurement, CECP
Best Practice Cafe Topic: “Reporting Program Inputs & Outcomes”
This best practices café will be a friendly debate between measuring inputs versus measuring outcomes. Carmen Perez, a senior research analyst with CECP, will represent measuring inputs while Bea Boccalandro, President of VeraWorks, will represent measuring outcomes.
Participants of 2013 VolunteerMatch Client Summit who attend this session will learn why one measurement might be preferable to or easier than the other in certain scenarios. The session is going to be presented as a mock debate where Carmen and Bea will make opening statements and will then proceed to introduce publications and tools as evidence supporting their cases and respond to questions and arguments from the audience. This format will allow attendees to help drive this debate with their own questions and counter-points.
At the end of the session Carmen and Bea will present their best closing arguments to the participants leaving it to them to decide which they prefer. Ultimately, regardless of “side,” everyone who attends learns how to take their measurement methodology to a new level and, therefore, wins!
About Carmen Perez:
As part of CECP’s Research & Analysis team, Carmen manages CECP’s Global Corporate Giving Initiative. This project includes coordinating the research, synthesis, and collaborative processes of developing CECP’s global valuation guidance, the publication of the Global Initiative’s report, and the engagement of an international stakeholder network. Ultimately this project will result in the collection, analysis, and benchmarking of global giving data for a growing membership of multinational corporate firms from around the world.
Carmen joins CECP from the community economic development sector. Most recently, she was the Organizer and then CEO of a newly opened federal credit union in Long Island City, Queens. Her background includes work in the microfinance and small business development fields, as well as experience in data and project management for the City of New York. Carmen holds a master’s in Public Administration, Financial Management Specialization, from the NYU Wagner School of Public Service and a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a triple major in International Studies, Political Science and French.
This year’s event is generously supported by: JetBlue | The New York University Center for Student Activities, Leadership & Service | The New York University Office of Civic Engagement | Newell Rubbermaid | 3BL Media