Employees want their companies to offer the chance to get involved in local communities. But a “set it and forget it” program won’t be enough to keep employees engaged and enthusiastic over the long haul. Programs today must be approached more like business programs – ones that can flex with changing environments and circumstances. Join the session to learn how adopting a Change Model and being flexible can prepare your organization for the changing tides of volunteer engagement in the coming year.
Join VolunteerMatch’s Vicky Hush with special guests Suzanne Osten of UnitedHealth Group and Erin Dieterich of Discovery Communications, who will share how their organizations implemented a flexible model that allows their programs to thrive over time.
About the Guest Speakers:
Vicky Hush, VolunteerMatch
Vicky works closely with corporate and nonprofit professionals to help them effectively build and use technology to transform their communities. Recognizing the significant impact volunteers have each day at nonprofits across the globe she strives to share her expertise in workplace volunteering, corporate community involvement and corporate social responsibility to make it easier to make a difference. Prior to joining VolunteerMatch, Vicky worked for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and before moving to San Francisco, she worked in the Washington, DC area as a consultant for a variety of clients, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Suzanne Osten, UnitedHealth Group
Sue Osten is a Director in the Office of Social Responsibiltiy (OSR) at UnitedHeath Group and leads the employee volunteer program. Sue’s role is to create strategy, build infrastructure and deliver communications platforms that help connect employees and teams with meaningful volunteer tools and resources, so they can generously commit their time and talent to organizations that align with the company’s’ mission to help people live healthier lives.
Erin Dieterich, Discovery Communications
As part of Discovery Communications’ Corporate Relations and Strategic Partnerships Team, Erin Dieterich is responsible for overseeing Discovery Impact, the company’s global Corporate Social Responsibility program, which encompasses employee volunteerism, corporate giving, disaster relief and nonprofit partnerships. In 2010 Dieterich was instrumental in introducing two new award winning Volunteerism programs at Discovery, Discover Your Impact Day – Discovery’s global day of employee volunteerism, and Discovery’s first pro-bono volunteerism initiative Discovery Impact: Creating Change.
Dieterich also manages Discovery’s founding sponsorship of AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival, the premiere nonfiction film festival in North America. Previously, Dieterich coordinated the nationally recognized Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.
Prior to joining Discovery Communications, Dieterich worked for the American Film Institute as a founding team member of the SILVERDOCS Film Festival managing festival logistics. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in History from the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.