VolunteerMatch’s annual conference — VM Summit 16 — brings together nonprofits and companies to work toward a common goal: More impactful partnerships. For more information, check out this press release which announces the upcoming event.
There’s a common myth I often hear, particularly through my work in volunteer engagement. The myth is this: In order for volunteering to be authentic, in order for it to be good, it has to altruistic.
Volunteering has many benefits for the volunteer — from growing their social circle to growing their resume, there’s a myriad of so-called “selfish” reasons to give back. But no matter what the reason, the end result is the same: Volunteering builds better communities.
When Groupon rolled out its employee volunteer program in 2012, volunteerism across the company exploded. But the program quickly outgrew the spreadsheets that Groupon was using to manage it, and the company was looking to scale volunteerism even further. That’s when Groupon turned to VolunteerMatch’s YourMatch™ solution to grow and manage the program and to demonstrate ROI.
Registration Now Open for Annual Volunteerism Conference Hosted by VolunteerMatch
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.
We know that businesses use corporate volunteerism not only as a tool to increase their reputation in the community, but also to recruit and retain employees, give them a sense of satisfaction and purpose in the workplace, and make them feel more connected to and engaged in the company’s overall mission.
No one cares how many hours your employees volunteered last year. They don’t care how many employees participated in your volunteer program, or how many different cause areas you help. What do people care about? When a company makes a tangible impact in its community.
In this webinar, presented by VolunteerMatch and Causecast on Thursday May 19, 2016 at 11 a.m. PT/ 2 p.m. ET, you’ll learn how to:
Volunteerism has the power to solve the world’s most pressing problems — if nonprofits and corporations work better together. VM Summit 16 brings corporate responsibility and employee engagement professionals face-to-face with local and national nonprofits to learn how to create impactful partnerships that effectively engage corporate volunteers.
April 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Discovery Communications, a purpose-driven company built on satisfying curiosity, entertaining and inspiring global audiences, is extending its partnership with VolunteerMatch, the web’s largest volunteer engagement network, as a national media partner to raise awareness and drive volunteerism. Coinciding with the 42ndNational Volunteer Week (April 10-16), the partnership kicks off with a national Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign. The PSA begins airing this week across all of Discovery’s 13 U.S. networks.