Upcoming Best Practice Network Webinars: Microvolunteering & Branded Engagement

31. January 2011 Free Webinars 2

Continuing the great programming from last year, we’re excited to share two new upcoming Best Practice Network Webinars with you for February and March.

What’s the Deal with Micro?: How Companies Can Use Microvolunteering to Deepen Employee Engagement

On February 15, join us for a webinar with Sparked.com (formerly The Extraordinaries) co-founders Ben Rigby and Jacob Colker, for an introduction to their microvolunteering platform and a discussion of how companies can diversify employee engagement with skills-based online volunteering.

Colker and Rigby co-founded The Extraordinaries in 2008, a for-profit social enterprise, and launched the world’s first microvolunteering network, Sparked.com, in 2009. Sparked.com brought crowd sourcing technologies to the fingertips of nonprofits – connecting them with individuals and companies interested in giving their time and talents. Today, the platform has helped over 150,000 people microvolunteer their time for nonprofits all over the world.

With their combined passion and expertise in microvolunteering, Colker and Rigby will discuss what corporations need to know about micro, how micro can help companies expand their volunteer programs, and how Sparked.com works. This webinar will prepare CSR professionals and employee volunteer managers to confidently engage in the microvolunteering trend and provide resources to their volunteering communities.

Sign up for “What’s the Deal with Micro”:
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

10 am PT/1pm ET

Register: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/231116161

Leveraging the Power of Branding and Communications for Employee Volunteer Programs

When it comes to maximizing the impact of corporate volunteer programs, a well thought-out branding and communications strategy can be your most powerful tool. Even when employees volunteer on their own, an effective communications campaign can make them feel connected to a company-wide effort, transforming all volunteer initiatives into a culture-building activity.

On March 15, join us for this webinar with Howard Breindel and Seth Margolis of DeSantis Breindel as they examine seven principles for leveraging communications to enhance the long-term success and impact of your employee volunteer program. DeSantis Breindel is a corporate branding and marketing communications firm that works with for-profit and non-profit organizations to transform brand identity, craft key messaging, and develop innovative marketing strategies.

Sign up for “Leveraging the Power of Branding and Communications for Employee Volunteer Programs”:
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

10 am PT/1pm ET

Register: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/403325048

2 thoughts on “Upcoming Best Practice Network Webinars: Microvolunteering & Branded Engagement”

  • 1
    Janine George on March 4, 2011

    Is it possible to get a copy of the webinar “What’s the deal with micro?”

  • 2
    Robert Rosenthal on March 4, 2011

    Janine – Absolutely. We’ve posted a full length video of the presentation on Youtube:



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