In case you missed it, VM Summit 16 — the conference on corporate volunteerism and partnerships — took place last Tuesday, October 25, 2016, in Chicago.
In reflecting on everyone’s feedback and experience, I’m happy to say our vision for VM Summit 16 truly came to fruition. I left the Summit with new connections, a better understanding of cross-sector partnerships, and newfound inspiration to be on the cutting edge of social good. And many attendees, speakers, and staff have shared similar sentiments.
The morning was full of energy as we jumped right into speed networking and situation conversations.
Our cross-sector panel, moderated by Common Impact, allowed attendees to truly engage in the conversation through real-time texting and sharing.
At lunch, we announced the award winners for Employee Volunteer Program of the Year (Humana and Hagerty), Volunteer Recruitment Program of the Year (Girl Scouts) and the Top 5 Community Connected Companies and Organizations (JetBlue, Humana, Raytheon, Tulsa Community College, and Delta). Congrats to the winners!
The afternoon was full of best practices, engaging conversations, and knowledge sharing. Through unconference sessions, attendees were able to connect in meaningful conversations around key topics that impact volunteerism, including measuring return on investment, recruiting volunteers for your program, and more.
And finally, our closing keynote, Lisa Dietlin, truly delivered the meaning of inspiration through stories, humor, and lessons she has learned.
For me, VM Summit 16, was the opportunity to reset, learn, and leave inspired to make our communities a better place. Thank you to everyone who made this such a wonderful event!
Bree joined VolunteerMatch to help grow the base of volunteers, nonprofits and businesses that are transforming communities through the VolunteerMatch platform. Her leadership has resulted in the recruitment of over 373,000 new members and volunteers for organizations nationwide.