We know communities of practice are an age-old concept, but we are excited to see a growing number of conveners who are bringing cross-sector leaders together to develop their people, improve their performance, and deepen their impact in the community. These groups are made up of practitioners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, who are actively developing shared resources, best practices, and tools to solve some of society’s toughest challenges.
As corporate social responsibility (CSR) gains popularity, it’s no surprise that over 60% of companies in the United States have created programs addressing social, environmental and economic challenges in their communities. Recently, philanthropic involvement has evolved beyond just monetary contribution, and now often includes employee engagement.
In September, 2013, VolunteerMatch hosted a webinar that covered the key ingredients for a successful corporate-nonprofit volunteer partnership. The session was so popular, we brought it back for round two! In this special session, we dive in to how nonprofits and businesses can increase both the breadth and depth of these cross-sector relationships.