vHarmony: The Perfect Corporate/Nonprofit Volunteer Match Begins Here

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Presented at the 2011 Volunteer Centers of Michigan Annual Retreat by Jane Royer and Dawnlynn Suttorp.

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vHarmony: The Perfect Corporate/Nonprofit Volunteer Match Begins Here

  1. 1. vHarmony:The Perfect Corporate/Nonprofit Volunteer Match begins here
  2. 2. Successful Partnerships Activity
  3. 3. Benefits to the Company Build brand awareness Strengthen trust and loyalty among consumers Further corporate image and reputation
  4. 4. 64% of executives surveyed say that corporate citizenship produces atangible contribution to the company bottom line.Among executives at large companies, 84% see direct bottom-linebenefits.Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College and Business Civic Leadership Center, 2005In 1992, 31 percent of surveyed companies reported using their employeevolunteer programs to support corebusiness functions.In 1999, 81% of companies reportedusing EVPs.
  5. 5. Benefits to the Company Strong recruiting tool Enhance employee productivity and loyalty Increase employee retentionMore than 90% of employees prefer to work for a company with an employeevolunteering project” and such a project is particularly relevant to Gen Y Employees.Source: Deloitte and Touche’s 2007 Volunteer Impact Survey
  6. 6. Benefits to the Company Positive conduit to reach strategic goals 64% of executives surveyed say that corporate citizenship produces a tangible contribution to the company bottom line. Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College and Business Civic Leadership Center, 2005
  7. 7. What companies can provide to nonprofits byvolunteering: Skills and competencies that People Power nonprofits may not be able to afford Nonfinancial resources such as Connections and use of materials, networks space, equipment
  8. 8. Other possibilities of what companies canprovide: Potential for Matching funds for financial support volunteer time of projects Future relationship and support
  9. 9. What Volunteer Centers can provide to companiesby connecting them to nonprofit projects: A stable Opportunity to commitment when leverage grant charitable dollars dollars are down Team-building Leadership opportunities opportunities New skills and understanding
  10. 10. Other possibilities of what Volunteer Centerscan provide: A recruitment Health and edge wellness Positive Loyalty culture
  11. 11. How to Manage Projects for CorporateVolunteering (Core Services) • Learn more about the company to identify agencies based on their criteria 1 • Provide a report stating a variety of project options 2 • Help to coordinate the initial site visit 3 • Support the employees who are coordinating additional logistics, including 4 transportation and communications • Provide thank you’s and recognition 5
  12. 12. Additional services you may want to offer • Help manage acquisition of project materials 1 • Provide day-of leadership and support 2 • Assist in reflection and recognition activities 3 • Create reports and presentations showing impact 4
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  14. 14. Questions?Jane Royer Dawnlynn SuttorpVolunteer Center Director Volunteer CoordinatorHeart of West MI United Way Amwayjroyer@hwmuw.org dsuttorp@amway.com616-752-8603 616-787-6986

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