2015 VolunteerMatch Summit

Acting Together to Build Nonprofit Capacity

At the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit, Hunger Volunteer Connection showed how they built a seven-organization collaboration
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By DeShele Dorsey Taylor

Three Tips to Drive Volunteerism in Your Company

At the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit, AT&T shared the methods they use to grow their volunteer program.
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By Tina Morefield, AT&T

For many companies, large and small, community service is ingrained in the culture. AT&T is no different.  For more than 100 years, we have been donating our time and talents to support underserved populations and strengthen our communities. Thanks to platforms like VolunteerMatch, we have been able to strengthen our community engagement programs to help achieve even greater results.

Tips to Design Your Pro Bono Program

At the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit, Charles Schwab joined a panel discussion about transforming the traditional volunteer day into a pro bono day of service.
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By Amanda Lenaghan

Charles Schwab has a culture of service. Every year, thousands of Schwab employees volunteer in their communities through financial education programs, Schwab Volunteer Week, and our new Schwab Pro Bono Challenge. At the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit, we were excited to generate a dialog about high-impact volunteering and share our learnings with other companies interested in creating an impactful pro bono program.

Scaling Your Employee Volunteer Program

2015 VolunteerMatch Summit attendees learned how to scale their volunteer programs to keep up with company growth.
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By Alicia Koch, Groupon

As a young e-commerce company launching an employee volunteer program in its very early stages, it has been a uniquely exciting opportunity (and challenge) to develop and support a program that is able to scale as rapidly as the business.

Corporate Volunteering Does Not Increase Employee Engagement

2015 VolunteerMatch Summit attendees learned why it takes more than your standard corporate volunteering to increase engagement.
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by Bea Boccalandro

Eggs are great for dessert.

Sounds absurd, right? No chef lists “poached eggs” on the dessert menu. Here’s an equally absurd statement:

Corporate volunteering is great for employee engagement.

Skills-Based Speed Dating: Pitching Your Volunteer Project to the "Other Side"

Companies and nonprofits at the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit refined their pitches in an innovative speed dating format.
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By Danielle Holly, Common Impact

What Factors Influence Millennial Giving in the Workplace?

Amy Thayer of Achieve recaps her session from the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit, titled "Cause, Influence, and the Next Generation Workforce."
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What inspires Millennial employees to move from the point of interest to a place of action? The 2015 Millennial Impact Report examines influence in the workplace, and the environment couldn’t be more relevant. The average American employee spends 47 hours a week in the workplace. As Millennials increasingly make up the majority of many companies, we have to shape cultures that empower this generation of “do-gooders.”

The Importance of Coming Together

2015 VolunteerMatch Summit Video
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“This is not just about feeling good. This is not just about making communities a little bit better. It is part of a movement.”
-Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland, on the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit.

Top Companies and Nonprofit Recognized at 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit Awards Ceremony

Winners demonstrate unparalleled success in employee volunteer programs and cross-sector partnerships.
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December 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - VolunteerMatch, the Web's largest volunteer engagement network, announced today the winners of the 2015 VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards. The winners were recognized at a ceremony during the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit, held December 1-2, 2015 in Oakland, CA.

2015 Corporate Volunteer Awards: A Look at Finalist City National Bank

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On December 1, 2015, winners of the 2015 VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards will be announced at the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit in Oakland, CA. In this series of posts, I’ll introduce you to people and ideas behind the ten most effective employee volunteer programs in our family of corporate clients, determined by performance against four benchmark measures in 2014.

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On December 1, 2015, winners of the 2015 VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards will be announced at the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit in Oakland, CA. In this series of posts, I’ll introduce you to people and ideas behind the ten most effective employee volunteer programs in our family of corporate clients, determined by performance against four benchmark measures in 2014.

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