Have you identified the best corporate community engagement practices for your company? Is is a corporate foundation? Distributing giving cards to clients? Team building volunteer projects in the community? Or pro-bono employee skills-based volunteering? Or, perhaps, you want to encourage board service within upper management team? Finding the perfect fit is different for every company. Harvard Business Review considers corporate community engagement a 21st Century business necessity. Disney, Google, IBM, PwC and thousands of smaller business involve their employees in house builds, place executives on boards, gives grants to neighborhood nonprofits, issue giving cards to prospects or otherwise partner with the community. Ensure that your business - and community - also benefits from this innovative practice. Whether your business has three or three-hundred-thousand employees, dozens or millions of customers, these stakeholders expect you to do GOOD, not just well. Thrill them, and yourself, by engaging your business in education, health, environment or other societal cause. Research shows it will boost employee morale, engagement and productivity; strengthen your brand and sales; and drive business growth. Register now for this brief but essential webinar on how you can start engaging as a company today! Learning Objectives: - Why and how the corporate community engagement of leading companies, including Disney, IBM and many small and medium enterprises, drives business success while making meaningful societal contributions. - Understand how to choose from the menu corporate community engagement options. - Leave with next steps to strengthen your corporate community engagement - whether you are looking to take one simple step or build a sophisticated program.
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Join us as we tackle the challenges of low-cost service project planning and highlight the benefits of budgeting. We will share several new and creative project ideas that won't break the bank!
This session explores a six-step process for cultivating and securing major gifts. We will explore, from the donor�s perspective, what it takes to build strong relationships, how to identify potential major givers, and how to successfully appeal at the right time, for the right project and for the right amount. Learning Outcomes: - Be familiar with the role authentic, personalized donor communications plays in cultivating major gifts - Understand the link between effective donor database usage and major gift success - Learn how to ask and what to say when the donor says no
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Join generationOn and HandsOn Broward for a session on how to support families in effective volunteer service. This webinar will draw upon generationOn's Ready-Set-Go curriculum and HandsOn Broward's frontline experience to deliver practical tools and tips for effective family programming. Plus, be the first to receive generationOn's new toolkit for organizations, which contains lots of great resources, including project guides, media tools, and more.
In the event of a disaster, it is important that community organizations and businesses can continue to operate. This is especially true for those organizations who provide essential services to community members, as many small organizations and businesses do. This session explores the concept of Continuity of Operations Planning in order to be prepared in case of such an event. We will look at elements of the plan and planning process, including community partnerships for mutual aid and support; staff and volunteer safety and accountability; and back filling of positions vacated by disaster response or other activities.
Please register here to hear from the Executive Director, Thomas Klein, of Verified Volunteers. Learning objectives will include best practices for volunteer risk management and the importance of background checks. Please note all Volunteer Management Training Series participants should request a full discount code by emailing training@handsonnetwork.org.
Nearly every large-scale disaster evokes an outpouring of individuals wanting to be involved in response and relief activities. These individuals, although well-intentioned, are rarely trained, experienced, or certified in any official disaster response function, and therefore can often add to the already overtaxed resources available to assist the impacted community. This session will explore the issue of these spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers and provide some thoughts on how to address the issue efficiently and effectively. We will look at ideas for messaging regarding these individuals as well as what motivates them. The session also includes an overview of the Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) and the roles and responsibilities required in managing a successful VRC.
Being deployed for a disaster response operation can be a very exciting and rewarding experience. This training will help individuals prepare for their deployment so that they can stay safe, healthy, and comfortable while working in sometimes stressful and unpredictable circumstances. Topics will include packing for your deployment; Disaster 101 (an overview of how disaster response works); terminology you may hear while deployed; taking care of yourself; and suggestions for having the best experience you can.
Learn about Hospitality + Service, an initiative of Hilton Worldwide. Explore a program designed to transform how nonprofits and volunteers extend hospitality to improve client experience.
Get fresh ideas on veterans/military-themed service projects your Club can do this spring! Explore generationOn resources, hear about past Club projects, and connect with other facilitators in our national network. We'd love to welcome your ideas to the discussion!
Please register here to learn the process for reviewing ServiceWorks grant applications.
Join the Points of Light Corporate Institute for this virtual training that will offer new volunteer managers and community engagement leaders at companies an in-depth, interactive learning opportunity on how to start employee volunteer programs (EVPs). This session is designed for new employee volunteer managers from businesses of all sizes, or those needing a refresh of the basics. Participants will learn about the seven practices of effective employee volunteer programs, gain insight into best practices and common pitfalls when starting an EVP, network with others new to the field, and will get access to a set of case studies, tools and strategies for ongoing guidance and support. We are also delighted to welcome Renee Levin, Community Engagement Manager at Intel Corporation, who will be our featured guest speaker during the second class.
 
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