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VolunteerMatch Summit 2016 Reflections

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This year's VolunteerMatch Summit brought together corporate, nonprofit, and public sector professionals to discuss how to create impactful partnerships and effectively engage corporate volunteers. Common Impact led an all-conference session that convened these diverse stakeholders around the impact and the challenges of cross-sector collaboration. Using participatory technology, the entire audience engaged in the session by guiding the conversation towards the subjects that interested them most.

Meet Danielle Holly, VM Summit 16 Speaker


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.

VM Summit 16 to Bring Good Companies and Causes Together in Chicago, IL

Registration Now Open for Annual Volunteerism Conference Hosted by VolunteerMatch
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San Francisco, CA, May 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ - VolunteerMatch, the web’s largest volunteer engagement network, announced today that it has opened registration for VM Summit 16, which will be held on October 25, 2016 in Chicago, IL.

VolunteerMatch’s annual conference, officially known as VM Summit, brings companies and nonprofits together in one place to learn and collaborate on how to create better, more impactful partnerships, and harness the power of corporate volunteering for real community impact.

Amgen Foundation Goes to the White House: STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative


At Amgen Foundation, we believe science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs are crucial to creating the next generation of innovators and scientists. As such, we’re honored to support and provide grants to some of the best STEM programs in the world.

The CSR Scoop - 8/05/2015


Common Impact’s IT Associate Consultant, Patricia Vaccaro-Coburn,  is guest writing this week’s SCOOP, with a special focus on how digital technologies create a foundation for cross-sector collaboration and social innovation.

The CSR Scoop - 7/22/2015


Happy hump day!  We know that Wednesdays are particularly tough in the summer, as we look forward to those long, summer weekends.  To bring you into the home stretch, we’re sharing this week’s scoop focused on everything purpose and the challenges of nonprofit growth.  Read on to find a few of our favorites from this week’s CSR chatter.

The Scoop:

The CSR Scoop - 6/26/2015


Another week gone and we are just shocked by how this summer is flying by! Let’s stop to smell the roses – and to catch up on what’s being discussed in the world of CSR. The buzz this week centered on employee engagement: as one of today’s most pressing business mandates, as an outcome of volunteering and CSR initiatives, and as a core element of the “collective impact” equation.

The Scoop:

The CSR Scoop - 6/05/2015


With June upon us, it’s tough to sit inside at a desk all day and remain engaged and passionate about the work on the screen in front of you. A number of articles this week reference the challenge of employee disengagement and dissatisfaction, and we feel it more than ever during these summer months. Hope remains, however - and it’s not just because we know that cold, gray winter will soon return to make us appreciate the comfortable warmth of our offices.

The CSR Scoop - 5/15/2015


The debate is on! This week, a number of industry thought leaders reflected on today’s shifting business and social landscape and raised a few bold, controversial points. As we move towards integrated corporate social responsibility, are standalone CSR departments passé or are they still indispensable? As the divisions between the for-profit and nonprofit sectors become increasingly ambiguous, is there cause to be wary of too much sector blurring? Read on to learn more about these issues and about other hot topics of the week.


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