2014 VolunteerMatch Client Summit to Be Held September 18-19, 2014, in Detroit
SAN FRANCISCO, December 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The 2014 VolunteerMatch Client Summit will be held on September 18-19, 2014, and will be hosted by General Motors at the company’s world headquarters in Detroit.
The two-day, invitation-only event, to be held at the GM Renaissance Center, will showcase ideas and best practices in corporate volunteering, employee engagement and community impact. In attendance at the event will be practitioners and experts in corporate social responsibility (CSR), including representatives from the VolunteerMatch family of corporate clients. Session topics will range from inspiring employee giving and measurement of volunteer programs to effective corporate-nonprofit partnerships.
“We are looking forward to hosting this important summit that will bring together the brightest minds and the best ideas in volunteerism and corporate philanthropy,” said Sabin Blake, GM’s manager of Cadillac Marketing who also runs the “teamGM Cares” employee volunteer program. “We are dedicated to showcasing the best of GM and Detroit to summit participants, and we are certain they will be inspired by all they encounter.”
The Client Summit will showcase the variety of programs underway to build resiliency and opportunity in metro Detroit. A point of focus will be United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s high school turnaround initiative that aims to help 90% of students in the Detroit area complete high school prepared for postsecondary study and entry into the workforce by 2018. Through significant financial support, employee volunteerism and other unique programs, both GM and the GM Foundation are playing a large role in this initiative.
“General Motors and the GM Foundation are great examples of how corporate philanthropy and employee volunteering can change lives for the better,” said Greg Baldwin, president of VolunteerMatch. “We’re proud to partner with a company that is strengthening its headquarters city and investing in the next generation of community leaders.”Previous keynote speakers at the VolunteerMatch Client Summit include Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder and former CEO of Seventh Generation; Carol Cone, Global Practice Chair, Edelman Business + Social Purpose and international photographer and human rights advocate Platon. To see highlights of the 2013 VolunteerMatch Client Summit click here: http://solutions.volunteermatch.org/summit.
VolunteerMatch is the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network. Best-known for its free web site, www.volunteermatch.org, the nonprofit service also provides tools and support to make it easier for corporations, brands and civic programs to successfully manage their own volunteer programs. In addition, the San Francisco-based organization annual recognizes high-performing volunteer programs with its Corporate Volunteer Awards.
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