2010 Client Summit Recap – The Glitz, Glamour and Volunteering

The 2010 VolunteerMatch Client Summit, sponsored by MGM MIRAGE, wrapped up just a few hours ago! For the 90 guests who came out to the Luxor Hotel & Casino to network, learn and share ideas about corporate volunteer engagement, this year\'s event -- \"Bet On Volunteering!\" -- stirred with excitement about the future of corporate volunteering and its place in the larger Social Responsibility landscape. The Summit didn\'t waste any time. Guests arriving early mingled with VolunteerMatch team members on Wednesday night at the House of Blues, in Mandalay Bay. We also had fun on Summit day starting with a \"Morning of Service,\" a virtual volunteer opportunity that involved all of us making and decorating thank you and birthday cards for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada. The Summit agenda kicked off with a keynote address from Professor Jane Nelson, Harvard University, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, and Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative. Her talk on \"Volunteering in the Value Chain: Linking CSR with Core Business Strategy\" encouraged [...]

Client Spotlight: CNO Financial Group Steps Up!

Conseco, which is changing its name to CNO Financial Group, Inc. in May, has been supporting its employee volunteers for years. In 2009, for example, the Indiana-based insurance and annuities provider and Fortune 500 company inspired employees to donate more than 16,000 hours of service to support their communities. A key part of the program at Conseco is a campaign it calls the Step Up Awards. Through these annual awards -- which are made possible by Conseco\'s use of VolunteerMatch tools [...]

Employee Volunteer Programs Have Been Weathering the Economic Storm According to Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

A recent survey produced by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and The Hitachi Foundation shows that employee volunteering programs are weathering the economic storm exceptionally well. \"Weathering The Storm: The State of Corporate Citizenship in the United States 2009\" is the fourth biennial survey of executive-level attitudes and actions across businesses of all sizes with regards to corporate [...]

VolunteerMatch New Partnership: Ryder System, Inc.

VolunteerMatch welcomes Ryder System, Inc. to our community of business leaders dedicated to promoting volunteering and service. Ryder provides leading-edge transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions supporting more than 15,000 contractual customers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Asia. Recently Ryder formalized its long standing support of the American Red Cross by joining the organization\'s Annual Disaster Giving Program with [...]

Spotlight On One of Our Own, Employee Volunteer Maura Koehler-Hanlon, VolunteerMatch

Recognizing the work of outstanding volunteers is a big part of what we do at VolunteerMatch. You can imagine how proud we are to honor one of our very own! This month Maura Koehler-Hanlon, a client relations manager on our Corporate Solutions team, learned that she and two other local volunteers for Friends of the United Nations World Food Program (Friends of WFP) will receive the George McGovern Leadership Award: Uniting to End World Hunger [...]

President Obama and Service Advocates Met at SEED School for the Signing of The Serve America Act

Marking an historic National Volunteer Week, President Obama and national service advocates met at the SEED School, a charter school in Washington, D.C. where service is a core part of the curriculum, on Tuesday April 21 for the signing of The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. Congressional leaders, and others dedicated to the passage of the bill, including VolunteerMatch president, Greg Baldwin, joined President Obama as he discussed [...]