On October 25, 2016, CSR and nonprofit professionals will come together in Chicago at VM Summit 16 to talk corporate volunteerism. In this series of Q&A blog posts, I’ll introduce you a few of the experts who will make an appearance as Summit speakers. Get your VM Summit 16 ticket.
Name: Leah Gutstadt
Title: Independent Consultant, Former Director of Strategic Philanthropy at Time Warner Cable
What is your session about? And what do you hope attendees will get out of it?
Our session is about the three-way partnership between Time Warner Cable, The Connectory and VolunteerMatch, which was designed to increase the number of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) volunteer opportunities on VolunteerMatch. I hope attendees will learn about the impact these types of partnerships can have, and be inspired to join the effort to highlight STEM volunteering.
What is the biggest misconception people have about the corporate sector?
I think a big misconception about the corporate side is that we aren’t able to commit to long-term or in-depth partnerships.
What are you most looking forward to about VM Summit 16?
I’m looking forward to networking and meeting others passionate about corporate responsibility and employee engagement!